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The Kala Gallery is a light filled 2,200 square foot exhibition space. The gallery presents approximately six exhibitions each year in a wide range of media by both emerging and recognized artists. Two of the exhibitions feature new works by Kala Fellowship artists and Artist-in-Residence working in print, digital media, video, installation, performance, photography and book arts. The remainder of Kala’s annual programming focuses on curated exhibitions assembled around a unifying theme, process or media.

Commons Archive

Prototyping for the Golden Gate Library Local Collection, a new research series for the neighborhood branch library

Commons Archive, organized by artist and cultural researcher Sue Mark/marksearch in partnership with the local library and community organizations, honors neighbors as creators, narrators and participants of the many histories in this dynamically changing North Oakland neighborhood.

Building on a six-year creative relationship with Kala through Print Public, continuing through 2020, Commons Archive will work with neighbors and community organizations to gather and preserve the area’s sounds, stories and images. Neighbors and passersby will experience the community’s layered stories as choreographed visual and performative narratives unfolding through evening projections on significant buildings, street banners, and celebrations of local music.

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Spaces of Inclusion

Exinclusivity -Space of Inclusion, Taro Hattori

Kala Gallery is proud to present Exinclusivity -Space of Inclusion by Taro Hattori. Exinclusivity -Space of Inclusion is a site-specific multi-media installation about immigration experiences translated through music, video, storytelling and performance. Working with several refugee support organizations in the Bay Area (ARTogether, Asian Refugee United, Burma Refugee Family Network (BRFN), the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI), and East Bay Refugee and Immigrant Forum), the project explores how cultural expressions such as singing and writing can support the process of psychological and physical survival over experiences of migration. There will also be a music performance featuring a composition by Byron Au Yong during the exhibition.

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Print Public 2015

GALLERY LOCATION 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 510-841-7000 GALLERY HOURS Tuesday-Friday, Noon-5:00p.m. Saturday, Noon-4:30 p.m. Other times by appointment

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Make your event a work of art!

Host your next cocktail party, reception, or special event at Kala Art Institute & Gallery, a unique contemporary art center in Berkeley.

Kala’s facility features a spacious, 2,200 sq. ft. gallery, conference room, light-filled classroom, and large mixed-use artist project space for individual or small group art exhibitions. The gallery and adjoining spaces are perfect for private parties, wedding receptions, business meetings, lectures, screenings, performances, workshops, and photo/video shoots.

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