“Little Things Can be Big”: A visit from the Emeryville 4-H Group

We were so delighted to welcome members of the Emeryville 4-H club to the Doug Adams Gallery this month! Read on to learn more about how they used the pieces in our current exhibition, Gestures to the Divine: Works by Hagit Cohen, to enrich the four “H”s of their group: health, hands, head & heart!… Read More “Little Things Can be Big”: A visit from the Emeryville 4-H Group

Mediating between worlds: Shamanic Practice in Hagit Cohen’s Work

Shamanism, the practice of mediating between the physical and the nonphysical worlds to bring about positive change, is present throughout Hagit Cohen’s work. Much of her art contains references to the belief that all matter is animated and holds power. This understanding of the natural world was cultivated by Hagit through her studies with a Shaman over… Read More Mediating between worlds: Shamanic Practice in Hagit Cohen’s Work

Religions Come Alive at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

By Michaela Eskew, Ph.D. student in Art and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union. Michaela comes to Berkeley with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is passionate about the intersection of theology and the arts and its purpose in spiritual creation and contemplation. Last Spring, I… Read More Religions Come Alive at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

The Power of Black Experience in Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations”

By Dr. Michelle T. Summers and Susan Garcia Hakes As part of the Dance and Religion course taught by Dr. Michelle Summers in Spring 2018, students had the opportunity to attend a performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Cal Performances on April 12. Thanks to an Arts Enrichment Grant from CARe, the class… Read More The Power of Black Experience in Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations”

Where are they now? Updates from Sandra Fernandez, Crossings, Mojándose (2016)

“Where are they now?” is a new series, following the recent work of artists who have been displayed in the Doug Adams Gallery over the years. This is the seventh and final post in the series. Thanks for reading along!   Master Printmaker Sandra C. Fernandez was the final artist to show her work in the old… Read More Where are they now? Updates from Sandra Fernandez, Crossings, Mojándose (2016)

Artist Spotlight: Hannah Perrine Mode, Mills College

The Bay Area MFA Show closes today, Friday June 15! This exhibition showcases work from the five principal MFA programs in the Bay Area. On the blog, we’re highlighting the participating artists. Hannah Perrine Mode, a recent graduate from Mills College, is the fifth and final artist to be featured. “Working across mediums, and often… Read More Artist Spotlight: Hannah Perrine Mode, Mills College

Artist Spotlight: Massiel Mafes, California College of the Arts

The Bay Area MFA Show is open through June 15! This exhibition showcases work from the five principal MFA programs in the Bay Area. On the blog, we’re highlighting the participating artists. Massiel Mafes, a recent graduate from CCA, is our fourth featured artist. “Through a combination of sewn and painted gesture, I explore the… Read More Artist Spotlight: Massiel Mafes, California College of the Arts

Where are they now? Updates from Alma Lopez, Queer Santas: Holy Violence (2014-2015)

“Where are they now?” is a new series, following the recent work of artists who have been displayed in the Doug Adams Gallery over the years. This is the sixth post in the series. Stay tuned for our final update next week! In the winter of 2014-2015, Alma Lopez brought the Doug Adams Gallery to life with… Read More Where are they now? Updates from Alma Lopez, Queer Santas: Holy Violence (2014-2015)

Artist Spotlight: Jeannie Ichimura, San Francisco State University

The Bay Area MFA Show is open through Friday, June 15! This exhibition showcases work from the five principal MFA programs in the Bay Area. On the blog, we’re highlighting the participating artists. Jeannie Ichimura, a recent graduate from San Francisco State University, is our third featured artist. “My work considers how the American female… Read More Artist Spotlight: Jeannie Ichimura, San Francisco State University

Artist Spotlight: Kai Chen, San Francisco Art Institute

The Bay Area MFA Show is open through June 15! This exhibition showcases work from the five principal MFA programs in the Bay Area. On the blog, we’re highlighting the participating artists. Kai Chen, a recent graduate from SFAI, is our second featured artist. “In the vastness of color, solitude seems to soften. Repression, trauma, terror, a violent and… Read More Artist Spotlight: Kai Chen, San Francisco Art Institute