Observation Points – An Exhibition and Three Events

detail from "Ghostown."
Detail from “Ghostown,” by Kim Vanderheiden.
"Survivors #20" by Barbara Milman
“Survivors #20” by Barbara Milman

“Observation Points” featuring Barbara Milman & Kim Vanderheiden

At The Subterranean Arthouse:  2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Exhibition dates:                                June 4th -25th  2014
Opening Reception:                          Friday, June 6th 5:30-8:00 PM
Gallery Hours: 

Sundays 1:00-4:00, or by appointment
(kim@kimvanderheiden.com) & during scheduled Subterranean Arthouse events.* (Some events may require tickets. See http://subterraneanarthouse .org for event schedule and details.)  

Visual artists Barbara Milman and Kim Vanderheiden present perspectives on ocean and city environments. Milman engages her audience with depictions of ocean life threatened by human error and misuse. Vanderheiden explores psychological viewpoints from her studio’s West Oakland neighborhood, known as “Ghostown.” Both combine print media, such as solar etching, linoleum cuts, or letterpress, with direct media such as drawing, painting, and collage. From this show, expect to see a richness of texture from the combination in media, in color from deep blues in Milman’s oceans complimented by the vibrant oranges in Vanderheiden’s skies, and take a moment to consider your own observation points.

Printmaking Demonstration
Guests explore Observation Points media in a hands on printmaking demonstration. June 15th 1-2 pm.

Observation Points Printmaking Demonstration – Sunday June 15th 1:00-2:00 PM

Join artists Barbara Milman and Kim Vanderheiden in a printmaking demonstration right in the Subterranean Arthouse Gallery! Vanderheiden will bring in her beautiful Griffin tabletop etching press, and a mini print studio will be set up for guests to explore. Both artists will be on hand to describe and share the tools and processes used in creating the works in the “Observation Points” exhibition.

Andrea Guskin and Rob Bayne will share a Songwriter's Perspective to Observation Points, on June 22nd 1-2 pm.
Andrea Guskin and Rob Bayne will share a Songwriter’s Perspective to Observation Points, on June 22nd 2-3 pm.

Observation Points – A Songwriter’s Perspective – Sunday, June 22 2pm – 3pm

Singer Songwriters Andrea Guskin and Rob Bayne perform an acoustic set with a special focus on themes presented in the “Observation Points” visual art exhibition.

Guskin’s music floats between genres. Her songs show an interest in both folk lyrics and jazz musical phrasing, while weaving in African rhythms and instrumentation. She began songwriting in the 90′s, on a borrowed guitar named Lucy in the East Village of New York City, where she played frequently in Manhattan and Brooklyn, at clubs like CBGB’S Gallery and the C Note. Locally she has performed in venues such as the Make Out Room, Venue 9, and The TipTop Room, often collaborating with songwriter and guitarist Rob Bayne and percussionist Q.B. Williams. Her songs have been recognized by Billboard Song Contest and the Global Lyric Awards. Find out more about her work at http://www.andreaguskin.com/

Rob Bayne is a San Francisco based singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist who has performed and/or recorded with numerous bands and musicians over the years including Misner & Smith, Ira Marlowe, Chris Von Seidern, Jesse DeNatale, Sonya Hunter and many others. He is currently working on a new album with Chris Von Sneidern (Flying Colour, Map of Wyoming) and Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club) with his new band.

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