• Posted on: March 10, 2005

April 2, 2012: 100 Families Oakland

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On Saturday, April 2, 25 families will meet at the East Oakland Youth Development Center to kick off 100 Families Oakland: & Social Change (100 Families Oakland), a art project for 100 families from Oakland neighborhoods (East Oakland, Fruitvale, Chinatown and West Oakland).

Conceptualized and funded by venture capitalist F. Noel Perry and facilitated by the Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts (CCA), the project’s purpose is to demonstrate and celebrate the power of families, the creative spirit of Oakland and how art can connect families to families, families to neighborhoods and neighborhoods to neighborhoods.

One hundred families from Oakland neighborhoods will learn about art while they create paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints centered on the theme of . A group of professional artists and CCA students will lead each neighborhood group for 10 weeks. Special guest artists also will participate. Each is encouraged to create an individual project and to collaborate with the other families to create a collective public artwork. The art from all four communities will be exhibited individually, culminating in an all-neighborhood exhibition in June 2006. 100 Families Oakland provides a stipend, transportation and meals to participants to ensure universal access for the diverse community of participants.

Read more about this event at CCA.edu

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