The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response (#TFNTOakland) is a year long, Oakland led international arts and culture initiative designed to be part cultural think- tank + exhibition + instigation. TFNT: A Call and Response takes its name and inspiration from the life and legacy of James Baldwin and the band of artists, actors, instigators and agitators who worked together to advance freedom, human rights, racial + social justice all over the world.
KQED Arts’ Bay Brilliant, a series celebrating 10 local artists, creatives and makers who are pushing boundaries in 2018. Driven by passion for their own disciplines—music, dance, theater, visual art, performance, writing, illustration and more—these artists are true vanguards paving the way in their respective communities. For Barber, who was born and raised in Oakland, every aspect of the gallery—including exhibitions, youth programming and lease negotiation—is an opportunity to promote equity, fight anti-blackness and provide space for audiences to see themselves reflected positively through art.
Learn more about becoming a member and how you can help power arts, culture and community resilience in Oakland and around the Bay Area.
Will Oakland Lose its Artistic Soul? Betti Ono founder and director speaks candidly about long -time efforts to protect arts and culture communities from displacement. http://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/will-oakland-lose-its-artistic-soul/Content?oid=4679618
Betti Ono is proud to present #222ForgottenCities: The Power of Melanin, a solo exhibition by Brittani Sensabaugh aka BRITTSENSE. Opening night reception and artist talk Friday Feb 5, 2016 from 6-9pm. Talk at 7pm.
Oakland International Women’s Month Exhibition – Photographs of life in Oakland taken by women. Opening night March 6, 2015 from 6-9pm during Oakland Art Murmur
Betti Ono is pleased to present, “CORE” the debut solo show by LOSTBOY on view from December 5, 2014 through February 15, 2015. CORE features a collection of more than 30 works, fragmented into three conceptual levels: the past, the present, and the future, all of which are conveyed with 3 different scales of mixed media…