Thelma Harris Art Gallery: 20 Years of Helping Artists Live Their Dreams
For two decades, the Thelma Harris Art Gallery in Oakland has served as a nurturing venue for emerging and established painters, sculptors and mixed-media artists.
If you enjoy and appreciate all things American history, the gallery is known for paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the Harlem Renaissance and WPA artists. You’ll also find works by contemporary African, American and Caribbean artists.
To spotlight the collections of well-known collectors, Thelma Harris Art Gallery will host a two-day event. The 13th annual White Linen Nights exhibition is titled “Intersection: Where Art Meets History – Echoes of The Kinsey Collection.” Attendees will be treated to an exhibit of artists’ works that represent the amazing collection of Florida natives Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. Those familiar with the collection, which will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution beginning in October, know it encompasses more than 100 rare books, sculptures, paintings, documents, manuscripts and vintage photographs that document the story of African Americans in the Americas from 1632 to present day.
Reception: Friday, August 20, 2010, 7-9 pm
White Linen Nights is an opportunity to experience a taste of this inspiring artwork. On Friday, a reception will be held at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Dress attire is, what else, white linen.
Saturday, August 21, 2010, 2-4 pm
The gallery will host a collector’s talk and book* signing with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey from 2 to 4 p.m.
* "The Kinsey Collection" "Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey"
Where Art and History Intersect
ISBN 978-0-9826225-0-6 (standard edition) and 978-0-9826225-1-3 (collector's edition with slipcase)
Contact or RSVP to the gallery: (510) 654-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to public
Thelma Harris Art Gallery is at 5940 College Ave., Oakland. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit the gallery online at www.thelmaharrisartgallery.com.