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EVENTS

ON IN DECEMBER 2023
With thanks to our friends at The Xocolate Bar on College Avenue for keeping our events so sweet!
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Brave New Work
On Show: December 7-9
Event: Saturday, December 9

5:30-7:30 pm


Sandy Wren Olgeirson, Barry Cohen, Alex James, Michael Mann, Fred Kaplan, Desmina de Vil, and Glenn Nelson

With a nod to Soma, the drug in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, our short-run group show of local artists includes works of sculpture, photography, mixed media, and assemblage.

Drop by between December 7-9 pm between 12 - 6 pm to see the show, and join us for wine and Brave New Work on Saturday the 9th between 5:30- 7:30 pm.

Joburg: Self and The City
On Show: Dec 11-31
Event: Thursday, December 14

5:30-7:30 pm
 

Lindo Zwane, Ben Mphande, Gugulethu Mnguni, Phillip Mabote, Tony Nsofor, Senzo Shabangu, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Solomon Omolayo Omogboye, Colbert Mashile, and David Koloane, with Sandy Wren Olgeirson

Artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Botswana (and one local artist) have works in this group show. Through limited edition prints, linocuts, monotypes, lithographs, and mixed media, the show explores contemporary Johannesburg as a place and the people who live in South Africa’s bustling metropolis.

Generation Occupy 
Event: Saturday, December 16

6-8 pm


Local journalist Michael Levitin will be in conversation with Soma’s co-owner, journalist Tanya Pampalone, about his book, Generation Occupy. 

 

“The book sets the historical record straight about Occupy Wall Street’s lasting impacts. Far from a passing phenomenon, the movement marked a new era of social and political transformation, reigniting the labor movement, remaking the Democratic Party, and reviving a culture of protest that has put the fight for social, economic, environmental and racial justice at the forefront of a generation.”

Michael has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian, Financial Times, Newsweek, Time, Los Angeles Times, Forbes and The International Herald Tribune, among others. He lives in Rockridge with his wife and two children.

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