Black Lives: Art & Justice Matter

December 30th, 2014 by Raheleh Zomorodinia

This is a CALL for art from (Oakland area) Black/African American artists. The show will be Jan 30 – March 26th, 2015 in Oakland.

The jurors for the show are Stephanie Anne Johnson, Guest Curator and Margo Rivera-Weiss, Curator of the JanRae Gallery. Dr. Johnson is a visual artist and theater worker who has worked nationally and internationally. Most recently, she has been doing research and advocacy on the intersection between public policy and the arts. She is a professor in the Visual and Public Art Department at California State University, Monterey Bay and the current Chair of The Civic Arts Commission for the City of Berkeley. Margo is an artist, arts activist and art teacher .
Please see the whole CALL here for how to submit your art for this exciting group show. http://www.wcrc.org/connect-with-our-wellness-community/art-gallery/

The art pictured here is by Marion Coleman.

WEAD Publishes Magazine Issue No. 7

November 5th, 2014 by Krystle Ahmadyar

Big Daddy’s Garden Featured in Smithsonian Gardens

September 26th, 2014 by Krystle Ahmadyar

The Smithsonian Gardens has invited
Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden to join its Community of Gardens!

Big Daddy’s story and new photos of the garden are featured on the Smithsonian’s website. They are one of the few west coast gardens listed so far. Check it out and visit a some other great organic community gardens too.


About Big Daddy’s Garden

Vickie Jo Sowell, sculptor and garden manager
When the abandoned gas station that had been owned by our long-time neighbor Big Daddy Green burned down, the City asked us what should be done on the site. Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden is the result, the name a riff on Mr. Green’s original business.

The garden provides two dozen raised-bed gardening boxes to community members within close distance in Emeryville and Oakland. Leave us a note to inquire about vacancies. There is a small fee charged, primarily for watering. 

WEAD Board member Suzanne Girot passed away June 1, 2014

July 24th, 2014 by Krystle Ahmadyar