Author Archives: Sarah Pritchard

Holiday Closure Notice – Thanksgiving Weekend

SOMArts will be closed November 24, 25, and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Jack Leamy in The Ramp Gallery through November 28

What: MYSTIC SUPERHERO by Jack Leamy Where: The Ramp Gallery When: November 17–28, 2011 In the words of the artist, Jack Leamy, “Painting is a vital spiritual experience, a living thing with the potential to be confrontational.  I bring an ethical and moral inquiry to the viewer-­‐participant. A painting is a window in the sense that it opens up to the  ages inspiring a reckoning. To stop and  enter a painting is a transcendent and  transpersonal  experience revitalizing the mind.  It is the nearest thing to primordial religious vitality  possible  -­‐without the religion.”

Laura Hartford, "Graham Reclining"

Film Screening & Discussion with Featured Artists from Man As Object

Celebrate the closing of Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze on November 30th with a screening of historic feminist film “fuses” and a panel discussion “Looking at Men Then & Now” with Carolee Schneemann, Annie Sprinkle, and Melissa P. Wolf.


Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

Eat, write, and share with Angie Chau and Ren Buenviaje on the theme “objectified.”


Peepshow Drawing Circle & Performance

Participate by drawing a nude male model in his “man cave” or observe the gaze reversal in practice, and enjoy a performance by Chanel Matsunami Govreau on Sunday, November 13, 12-3PM.


Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze

Women and transgender artists reverse conventional hierarchies in the culture of display, November 4–30.


Closing Celebration for Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos 2011

Join us for live music by Classical Revolution, performances by exhibiting artists and the Oakland Improv Collective, and an artist market.

Open Call to Bay Area Artists Participating in the Occupy Wall Street Movement

In connection with the upcoming exhibition I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of the Law, SOMArts Cultural Center invites Bay Area artists participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement to submit visual and media art and/or documentation of their …