On Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave. Berkeley, California, 94703 will host “Frames for All,” an event designed to raise money to help the gallery to provide such materials to homeless artists specifically for the purpose of getting their qualifying work into a condition where it could be presented at the gallery in future exhibitions.
“Homelessness,” the current exhibition at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, closes on April 18, 2014. The show highlights many works depicting homeless people and the situations they live in, and includes some works by artists who are currently or have previously been homeless. Some of the street artists who would have liked to have participated were unable to prepare work for submission during the call for entries process due to the lack of proper framing and hanging materials.
Writers Sumiko Saulson and Serena Toxicat will be reading from their respective works of fiction that feature heroes and heroines who are either homeless or marginally housed. Sumiko Saulson Sumiko Saulson will read a passage from the homeless hero Gerald K. Sampson from her novel "Solitude".
Oakland author Serena Toxicat will be reading from her dark fantasy novella “Evangeline and the Drama Wheel,” which is about an interspecies vagabond traveling band. She feels that performing at Frames for All is a way to give back to the community.
“The Expressions benefit is like a retroactive offering to myself and busloads of friends who are or have been homeless artists,” said Serena Toxicat
There will also be a silent auction for selected works whose artists have agreed to donate proceeds to Expressions. The authors who are reading will also be signing books. The books are available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Expressions gallery. There will be live music by Stagefright and there will be food.
The suggested donation is five dollars at the door.