By Katy Murphy
Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 12:37 pm in the arts.
If the sultry weather draws you outside this evening, you might check out the Oakland Art Murmur, a monthly event hosted by a group of local galleries on first Fridays.
Tonight, the Red Door Gallery (416 26th St.) is featuring the work of emotionally troubled and mentally ill children from the Lincoln Child Center, a school and a residential facility in Oakland.
Lisa Rasmussen, who teaches in Lincoln’s Transformative Art department, says the experience helps kids tap into their “own creative source.”
“I teach them fine art techniques, and they run with them,” she said (via news release). “Their work is so raw — and when I show it to my teachers and painting mentors, they are shocked to learn the art is coming from kids. It’s so refined.”
Because of Lincoln’s confidentiality policies, I can’t give credit to the artists who created the work posted here. But if you’d like to see more of it, now’s your chance.
The Red Door Gallery will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m tonight.