Truly a Masterpiece: Art Show at the Ellington set for August 20th

by tim on August 5th, 2009

OAKLAND’S ELLINGTON SHOWCASES LOCAL TALENT

New Condominium Breaks Ground with Permanent Art Collection and Curators

My Mind is Aglow with Whirling, Transient Nodes of Thought Careening through a Cosmic Vapor of Invention by Brian Caraway

My Mind is Aglow with Whirling, Transient Nodes of Thought Careening through a Cosmic Vapor of Invention by Brian Caraway

OAKLAND – The Ellington, Oakland’s newest condominium building in Jack London Square, has completed an ambitious installation of local artists inside the property that will be opening to the public on Thursday, August 20th with a show and reception starting at 5:30 PM.  The art will remain a part of the Ellington’s permanent collection.

Each floor features art from prominent Oakland artists including Peter Foucault, Modesto Covarrubias, Jessica Dacher, Jason Byers, Brian Caraway, Steuart Pittman, Eric Larson, Victoria Wagner and more.  The artists will be on hand to discuss their work.

The Ellington hired Brook Baird, Director of BB Art in San Francisco to oversee the installation.  Baird teamed up with two Oakland businesses, Blankspace Gallery and Object D’Art, to form The Bay Area Visual Arts Network (BayVAN) to complete the work.  After this event, the Ellington will also be participating in upcoming Friday Art Walks – monthly art walks dedicated to increasing awareness of and participation in the arts in Oakland.

“BayVAN was delighted to have the opportunity to curate the Ellington’s permanent art collection,” said Baird. “I don’t know of any other condominium buildings in Oakland with a permanent collection of this scale. In all, twelve amazing local artists are represented throughout the building. All of these artists exhibit regularly and the majority are graduates of the most prestigious MFA programs in the area.  We hope that the collection will be a source of pleasure and pride for the building’s residents and that it will encourage viewers to get out and explore all the great art that Oakland has to offer.”

“The Ellington is an incredible property and we felt strongly that representation by Oakland’s art community would further showcase the Ellington as a vibrant addition to the neighborhood” said Oz Erickson President of Emerald Fund and developer of the Ellington.

For questions and to RSVP, please contact The Ellington Concierge or call 510-835-8885

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