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Meet the artists behind “Alt-Left” exhibit at Berkeley Art Center

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“Sequester” by Michael Kerbow.

The Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. in Live Oak Park,  is hosting “Alt-Left: Local Treasures Artists in Conversation” from 4 to 6 p.m. May 20. The center is celebrating its establishment 50 years ago.

“Join the artists along with exhibition curator DeWitt Cheng for a fascinating conversation about left-leaning surrealism and art-making in the Trump era.

“DeWitt Cheng is an artist, collector, freelance art writer, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. His articles have appeared in such publications as Artweek, Art Ltd., Artillery, ArtNews, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Sculpture, San Jose Metro, Stanford Daily, Artslant.com, ArBusiness.com, and VisualArtSource.com.”

Admission is $10 or free for center members.

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A 2017 painting by Mark Bryan on exhibit at the Berkeley Art Center.

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El Cerrito groups holding centennial walking tour March 18

The historic Rodini house on Elm Street in El Cerrito.

 

The El Cerrito Historical Society and the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers will host “Architecture in the Flatlands,” a free walking tour of historical homes in El Cerrito, from 1 to 3 p.m. March 18.

“Let’s walk past and perhaps visit some of the more interesting historical homes in the city’s flatlands ranging from the early 20th through the mid 20th century.”

Meet by the historic Rodini house at 1715 Elm St. for the tour led by Dave Weinstein.