One Hundred for One Hundred is a collaborative curatorial project conceived to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Temescal Branch Library, consisting of a string of exhibitions and events that deal with art, community, culture, and the humanities.
Exhibitions are curated with a priority for art works and projects produced in or around Oakland's Temescal District. Select artists who live or work in the local neighborhood are invited to put their work in dialogue with artists from the greater Bay Area to reflect upon personal and public histories to generate thought about our shared futures.
All events take place at the Temescal Branch Library 5205 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Saturday, January 12, 2019
12 noon - 1pm
ARTematics: Learning Math & Geometry through Art In this class, led by Velia & Roman of Jr. Oakland Cubers, methods and motifs of traditional art of the indigenous people of North America will be utilized to help participants grasp the the principles and wonders of mathematics as "the language of nature and the universe." The class is recommended for youngsters eight years old and above. (A caretaker is required for children who are not yet eight years old.)
This one-hour introductory course will be followed in future months by two-hour sessions at noon on the first Saturday of every month.
Velia & Roman are a mother-son team, founders of the Jr. Oakland Cubers. Roman is a member of a New Mexico Pueblo community and his mother Velia is a professional graphic artists with heritage among the indigenous people of South America.
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Blame this on the Boogie with Rina Ayuyang Join local cartoonist Rina Ayuyang as she presents from her recently published graphic memoir, Blame this on the Boogie, from Montréal-based Drawn & Quarterly, in which she recalls her experiences growing up as a Filipina-American "born in the decade of disco who escapes life’s hardships and mundanity through the genre's feel good song and dance numbers." The book represents her "ode to the melody of the world, and how tuning out of life and into the magic of Hollywood can actually help an outsider find their place in it," as her publisher has described it.
Her online comic, "Beginning's End" was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Short Story. Her Cartoonist's Diary contribution on TCJ.com was chosen as a Silver medalist by the Society of Illustrators' in the 2016 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. She has also been an Ignatz Award nominee for "Best Web Comic" and for "Promising New Talent." She is founder, too, of Oakland-based Yam Books & co-hosted the podcast Comix Claptrap.
5:15pm - 8pm
Time Capsule of Tomorrows is a one-night only presentation of time-based media work and durational performances that range from the personal to the political. Possibilities and change are postulated as thematic proposalstoward shared futures. The past and present are abstracted as we take a moment in time to consider how we might work to shape the next one hundred years.
Confirmed artists include:
Alex Cruse and Kevin Lo
Dawson Timpany and Eli Kirschbaum
Time Capsule of Tomorrows is organized and co-curated by Robert L. Borsdorf IV, Jacqueline Holben, Andrew Sungtaek Ingersoll, Renée Johnson, Jear Keokham, and Omar Mohammad as part of a year-long effort to help launch the Second Century of Public Service at the Temescal Branch Library.