UNEARTHING: 2 WEAD ARTISTS George-Ann Bowers & Reenie Charriere

February 9th, 2015 by Michele Guieu


Annie Creek by George Ann Bowers

Show runs from February 6- March 15th
Gallery Hours 11 to 5pm

Open every day except Tuesday.
In the Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

WEAD Board directors Sharon Siskin and Susan Leibovitz Steinman were invited to curate this exhibit at Gallery Route One in Pt Reyes Station (western Marin County) to coincide with a national nature writers’ conference there in March 2015.  This year’s theme is “Women and Land.”

WEAD artists Reenie Charierre and George-Ann Bowers were selected from almost 300 listings for the high quality of their work, plus their art represents the Directory’s diversity in media, technique and strategy.  Reenie’s temporal installations and George-Ann’s woven wall sculpture address the beauty, strength and fragility of our natural world.

Meteor Shower by Reenie Charriere

Gallery Route One (GRO) is a long established, well respected, collectively run gallery that has been active in the environmental arts movement.   website:  www.galleryrouteone.org




Black Lives: Art & Justice Matter

December 30th, 2014 by Raheleh Zomorodinia

Virginia JourdanReception: Friday, January 30, 7-9 PM.

Show Dates: Jan 30 – March 26th, 2015

Live music by Melanie DeMore: 7-7:30 & 8:15-8:45 PM

Curator remarks: 7:30-7:45

Spoken Word by Jezebel Delilah X: 7:45-8:15 PM

Participating artists: Leslee Stradford, Gene Dominique, Karen Oyekanmi, Tonia Coleman, Idris Hassan, Ajuan Mance, Olaitan Callendar-Scott, Raymond Haywoood, Virginia Jourdan, Atiba Sylia Thomas, Paula deJoie, Marion Coleman, Tomye, Duane Conliffe, Gabrielle Wilson-Sealy, Hilda Robinson, Mark Harris, Dawn Rudd, Jeff Carnie, Avy Jetter & Cheryl Patrice Derricotte.

Show runs 1/30 – 3/26/15

TAOLBWhere: Women’s Cancer Resource Center, 5741 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm

Guest curators:
Dr. Stephanie Anne Johnson and Dr. Ajuan Mance

This show is a Benefit for WCRC – 20% of all sales will be donated to Women’s Cancer Resource Center. This is a satellite show with The Art of Living Black.


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