Macrocosm Viewing Party
Channels and Amalga Collective present this viewing party with vendors, music and more! Macrocosm is a film focusing on the Bay Area Art community as a whole, written and directed by Jordan Collins.
July 20th 7-11pm, no one turned away for lack of funds!
A film screening night that amplifies the stories of Black and Brown image makers. Our July showing highlights works that dive into reverberating notions of lineage, mythology, ritual and bodily presence. These artists are not only interested in discovery of self but also how individual identities are built slowly, layer by layer, and connected to our pasts. Works by Catalina Xavlena, Jacob Cruz-Rine, Miguel Novelo, Semaj Peltier, and Yetunde Olagbaju will glow pronounced on a large wall in Frank Ogawa Plaza July 13th 8pm – late as an ode to their respective iridescence and the people, legacies, and places that make them glow. Projected in front of Pro Arts Gallery & Commons in Oscar Grant Plaza.
Pro Arts Gallery & Common welcomes Project Kalahati. We’re going to celebrate with lots of drinks, DJs and printed goods. Come by to see PK’s new home (and the current Pro Arts exibit SIGNMAN by John Law)! See you there, June 12th from 7-10pm
Wild Gift invites you to our new home at Pro Arts gallery in downtown Oakland. On Wednesday, June 5th, we'll host three outstanding poets: gin hart, Jamie Townsend, and Julian Talamantez Brolaski.
gin hart is a worker, an activist, and a soothfast fool living on Ohlone land. Find them in print in West Wind Review/online in Blush, MISTRESS, Elderly and others + irl getting grass stains wriggling to train sounds in the park at night. Along w/their writing partner/∞ alpha pup, mal young, they're finalizing dirt child, a lit mag // fawbrawl.land
Jamie Townsend is a genderqueer poet and editor living in Oakland. They are half-responsible for Elderly, a hub of ebullience and disgust. They are the author of “Pyramid Song” (above/ground press, 2018) and “Shade” (Elis Press, 2015). An essay on the literary magazine Soup was published in The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture (Wolfman Books, 2017). They are the editor of "Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader" (Nightboat, 2019) and "Libertines in the Ante-Room of Love: Poets on Punk" (Jet Tone, 2019).
Julian Talamantez Brolaski is poet and country singer, the author of Of Mongrelitude (Wave Books, 2017), Advice for Lovers (City Lights 2012), Gowanus Atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), and co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of Kari Edwards.
At Helms Bakery, Los Angeles CA
One of over 200 zinesters come from all over to share their work, the 8th annual Los Angeles Zine Fest — this year Project Kalahati joined in on the festivities!
LA Zine Fest ‘19
At Cafe SAMA, Oakland CA
After helping Sloan design, layout, edit and print her poetry zine PK threw a release hosted by Cafe SAMA with food & coffee, reading and a DJ (La Garza) and a small table of selected printed goods.
Sloan Thompson Zine Release
Inflammatory Affirmations Completion Party
at Wolfman Books, Oakland CA
Mollie Underwood and Ryanaustin Dennis embarked on a once a week printing and sharing of free posters “Inflammatory Affirmations” for 12 weeks in 2019. Once all 11x17 posters were finished they were spiral bound by irrelevant press and a poster giveaway and bound pack were available at one of the 3 locations the posters were shared, Wolfman Books.