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Upcoming · Community Series

Chapter 3: Recollection

Friday February 8th, 8-11pm

OFS returns to Heron Arts on Friday, February 8th to present the third concert of their sixth season: “Recollection.”

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In Review · Exhibition Series

One Way Through

Saturday November 17th, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours each Saturday 11a-4p thru Dec 15th

Heron Arts is pleased to present One Way Through, a group exhibition featuring Isabel Samaras, Nicomi Nix Turner, Liz Tran, Carmen McNall, Seonna Hong, Lyndi Sales, Nichole Washington, Lauren Napolitano, Faith XLVII, Blanda, Vexta, Ellen Rutt and Rachel Lena Esterline. The exhibition is curated by Tova Lobatz with a portion of the proceeds going to La Casa De Las Madres to raise money and awareness for domestic violence victims. One Way Through opens on Saturday November 17th, 2018 with an opening reception from 6:30-9:30 PM. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The show will be up until December 15th, open for viewing on Saturdays from 11am-4pm and on weekdays by appointment only.

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In Review · Exhibition Series


Heron Arts × BLA

Saturday September 22nd, 7-10pm

Heron Arts is pleased to present Illuminate: A Look Through the Cultural Lens from Nordic and Bay Area Artists. This group exhibition features new and original works by a curated selection of Nordic and local artists from multiple mediums. Curators Tova Lobatz and Danika Maia have selected artists from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and more - whose works shine a light on the concept of cultural identity, stereotypes, nationalism and multiculturalism in a world with continuously expanding borders. Two cultures vastly distant in tradition and yet somehow akin will be explored, illuminating both their similarities and differences. The exhibition will run from September 22 to October 20th, with an opening reception featuring Swedish-Kenyan musician Beldina on Saturday the 22nd from 7-10pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

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In Review · Exhibition Series

Tree no. 1

Thomas Jackson

Gallery Hours
Saturday June 30th 11am-3pm
Sunday July 1st 12-4pm

Heron Arts is pleased to announce "Tree no. 1," a new installation by Thomas Jackson. Expanding on ideas he has explored in his "Emergent Behavior" photographic series, Jackson's piece will juxtapose organic and manufactured materials to promote fresh perspectives on the complex balance between natural and manmade systems. The piece will feature a 15-foot "Sango-Kaku” (Coral Bark Japanese Maple) surrounded by floating LED grow lights and plastic take out containers. While Jackson frequently works with organic materials in outdoor settings, this will be the first time he has incorporated living flora into an indoor sculpture. The work presses the viewer not only to contemplate our dysfunctional relationship with the natural landscape, but also to envision a sustainable future in which natural and man-made systems are integrated and intertwined, and more resilient as a result. The exhibition will also feature a number of prints from the “Emergent Behavior” series.

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In Review · Exhibition Series


Bordalo II

Opening Saturday February 24th, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours Saturdays 11am-4pm thru March 24th

Heron Arts is pleased to present the ephemeral takeover by Portuguese artist, Bordalo II. This will be the artist’s first solo show in the United States and will feature a larger than life, all-encompassing installation including his signature trash animals, along with gallery pieces for sale. The work will continue to explore the themes of environmental awareness and consumerism. Bordalo II will be in attendance during the opening reception at Heron Arts on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The exhibition will be on display Saturdays from 11am-4pm or by appointment until March 24, 2018 and is free and open to the public.

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In Review · Exhibition Series

The Cakeland Fête Noir

Scott Hove

January 14th - February 7th 2017

Heron Arts is excited to announce its upcoming solo exhibition of Bay to LA artist Scott Hove. Renowned for his local Oakland Cakeland installation, Hove recently relocated to Los Angeles where he has created immersive experiences for the LA Art Show and Banksy's Dismaland. His most recent 2016 exhibition at Break Bread in downtown Los Angeles featured a massive cake maze installation, receiving international press and over 30,000 attendees. His upcoming San Francisco exhibition will feature all new works ranging from decadent sculptural pieces to a site specific installation and new paintings. The opening reception is on Saturday, January 14th from 7-10pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be open until February 7th, by appointment only.

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