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Posted on: December 5, 2017

The City of Emeryville Announces the 2017 Purchase of New Art Works

The City of Emeryville will be celebrating the purchase and installation of several art pieces this December at three separate receptions.  These artworks were acquired by the City through its "Purchase Award Program", developed in 2006 for the City of Emeryville's Art in Public Places Program, in conjunction with the annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibition.  Established in 1990, the City of Emeryville's Art in Public Places Program supports art in the public realm and helps raise awareness of the arts in Emeryville.  For more information, see www.emeryville.org/publicart.


Artists Reception at Emeryville City Hall

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Emeryville City Hall
1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville


John Wood
"Chinese New Year 2017 Anxiety"

Ralf Hillebrand
"My Americans, Oakland, CA"

Please join the City of Emeryville and its Public Art Committee on December 7, 2017, as we celebrate our public art program and the purchase of new works by Emeryville artists John Wood and Ralf Hilebrand.  Mr. Wood and Mr. Hillebrand will be installed in City Hall at 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, joining a robust collection if City-owned artwork.


Lighting of "Shellmound Gateway at Shellmound/Powell Street Overpass

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

4:30 PM
Shellmound Street under Powell Street Overpass
(between Bay Street and Public Market)


Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar (R&R Studios)
"Shellmound Gateway"

The City of Emeryville invites you to join in the lighting of "Shellmound Gateway", a mosaic and lighting public art installation by Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar of R&R Studios on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 4:30 PM on Shellmound Street under the Powell Street overpass, between Bay Street and the Public Market.


Artist Reception at Emeryville Senior Center

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Teresa Kalnoskas "The Portrait Project: Living Tributes"
Reception 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Kazuko Watanabe Dedication
Artist's Talk 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Emeryville Senior Center
4321 Salem Street, Emeryville


Kazuko Watanabe
"Nostalgic Imprint: Camellia Path"

Please join the City of Emeryville and its Public Art Committee on December 13, 2017, to celebrate our public art program and the purchase of new work by Emeryville artist Kazuko Watanabe.  Ms. Watanabe's work will be installed in the Billiard Room at the Senior Center at 4321 Salem Street.  Ms. Watanabe joins artist Teresa Kalnoskas for Ms. Kalnoskas' show of senior portraits, a project supported by the City through the Community Grants Award of 2017.  Additionally, works purchased by the City in 2016 are on display at the Senior Center, as well as newly installed posters from the City's Bus Shelter Public Art program.