Reflections of Healing Celebration and Mural Unveiling

Friday, October 24, 2014, 4–8 pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join OMCA for the public unveiling of Reflections of Healing, a large-scale art installation created by artist and educator Brett Cook with participation from the community. The installation, which will be visible from across Lake Merritt, features portraits of notable Oakland healers, who through practice or legacy demonstrate healing in their work. Join the celebration on 12th Street/Lake Merritt Boulevard in the parklet between the Museum and the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, and enjoy food trucks, music, wellness activities, art making, and more during Friday Nights @ OMCA.

Schedule of Activities

4 pm: Stroll the mural, meet the artist & healers
4 pm: DJ Rhino_FX
5 pm: Off the Grid gourmet food truck market on 12th Street
5 pm: Portrait art-making activity
5:30 pm: Introduction and welcome
5:45 pm: Zumba dance class
6:30 pm: Community song workshop at the Oakland Rover
7 pm: Live performance by Antique Naked Soul

Oakland Healers featured in the portraits include: Kathy Ahoy, Traci Bartlow, Melanie Cervantes, Esteban Cuaya-Munoz, Lillian Galedo, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Tyler Norris, William Wong, and Oscar Wright.

Free to the public.

OMCA Connect is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.