Friday, June 19, 2009

Indie Biz of the calls and more


Magnet Boutique, Berkeley, CA

Magnet is one of those places that you always wished was in your neighborhood
. So even better that it actually exists.

Camille the proprietress of Magnet, is a super stylish, super sweet, petite powerhouse. Her keen eye for all things stylish flows perfectly into the decor of the store; with a minimalist approach, she has created a mixture of modern and vintage fixtures and furniture that combine perfectly to accentuate the fabulous clothing.

I bought a fabulous pair of wool/silk pinstriped pants there last year, that are still one of my faves. They are comfortable, stylish and very well crafted. Featured items in the store include denim, shoes, bags and of course great dresses and tops.

The store is not on the cheap side, but you definitely get what you pay for; well crafted, well designed pieces that will last more that one season.

BONUS, if you are on a budget Magnet is having a summer sale that is going on right now. Also, twice a year she does a huge blowout sale to make room for the new seasons items, I have found some amazing bargains there.

Double Bonus: Magnet is surrounded by three great vintage clothing stores Twisters, Dolled up and Icon. The perfect way to complete your look
with some great vintage items.

2508 San Pablo Ave
(between Blake St & Dwight Way)
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 848-1966 Tues-Sat- 11-6pm, Sun 12-5pm


"just because there are questions doesn't mean there are answers"

new collaborative work by
Sam Lopes, Joy Fritz and Friends

June 5 - July 5, 2009

First Friday reception:

July 3rd 7-10pm

“Just because there are questions, doesn’t mean there are answers” is a project inspired by a game of copy cat - where each artist tries to emulate one another’s style. The exhibition includes work by Joy Fritz, Sam Lopes, Matthew Momchilov, Matthew Pawlowski.

The exhibition of drawings and largescale wooden and paper mache artifacts are a result of the artists’ use of a game to stay inspired and connected to their queer histories and futures, of laughing in spite of deep pain, and constantly, creatively UNdefining themselves so that there are more questions and less answers.


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Spirit Orb Color Field
an installation by Emily Sevier

Emily Sevier has created an installation of fabric spirit orbs influenced by the chromatic explorations of the Color Field painters and by the graphic color patterns of the 1960s. The soft and floppy felt orbs radiate a bright energy welcoming the viewer from a homespun portal to the otherworld.

Along with the sculpture she is showing some great new drawings. Not to miss!!

JUNE 5- JULY 5, 2009
opening reception: JUNE 5th, 7-10pm
First Friday Reception: JULY 3rd 7-10pm




21 Grand is doing its first ever juried exhibition - the theme is "Wrong"

Jurors: Svea Lin Vezzone and Misako Inaoka

This exhibition is open to all genres including visual art (video, installation, painting, sculpture, drawing, photo, etc), sound/audio, performance-based disciplines, social practice projects and hybrid forms. Proposals for new projects and collaborative works are welcome.

Entry fee is $15
Deadline for entries: received by 6PM, Friday, July 17, 2009.
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