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OAKLAND―Sketch & Snack at First Friday

September 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am1:30 pm


Excerpt from La Matriarca by Breena Nuñez.

Begin your next Oakland Art Murmur First Friday in Old Oakland with California Humanities for a session of sketching, snacking, and conversation. This Sketch & Snack session is a creative opportunity to engage with the our current Art of Storytelling exhibit, We Are More: Stories by Queer Comics Artists. Visibility Drawing Group will lead participants in a figure drawing activity. Ajuan Mance, a featured artist in the exhibit, will be in attendance to answer questions while sketching along. Sketching skills or experience not required. Connect with the exhibit, get inspired, sketch, snack, and converse with Ajuan and the Visibility Drawing Group. Enter into a drawing for chances to win a prize pack from Flax Art and Design Basic sketching supplies will be provided.  We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four queer-identified comic artists. Forthcoming film NO STRAIGHT LINES, supported by a California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today. Visibility Drawing Group hosts art sessions, including live figure drawing, to bring more visibility to trans and non-binary models and artists. Friday, September 6, 2019 5:30–8 pm California Humanities @ Swan’s Market 538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, California With questions, contact John Nguyen-Yap, or 415-391-1474 x301. This event is free and open to the public. California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact well in advance of your visit.


September 6, 2019
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
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California Humanities Oakland Office
538 9th Street Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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