Sunday, April 19, 2009

First Friday at Studio One is May 1st

First Friday @ Studio One!

Brandon Brown is a poet from Kansas City, Missouri. His friends published the chapbooks Memoirs Of My Nervous Illness (Cy Press, 2006), 908-1078 (Transmission Press, 2006), Camels! (TAXT, 2008) and the forthcoming Wondrous Things I Have Seen (Mitzvah, 2009). He co-curates the (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand and wears pink socks.

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is a multi-talented artist, musician and videographer. Trimboli, a former Chief Designer with PBS, has made his mark by examining life through the lens of his community. As a professional editor, the South Bend Regional Museum of Art hired him to teach classes on expanding abstract thought through video. His art installations have been incorporated as set-design for fashion shows as well as traditionally viewed multi-media graphic documentary, and are always backed by community causes. Recently Nate has landed in Oakland, a new community with new artistic challenges and a multitude of exciting possibilities. Nate is currently filming a documentary for the Community Coalition for Haiti.

Farrah Field's poems have appeared in many publications including the Mississippi Review, Pool, Typo, Harp & Altar, 42Opus, La Petite Zine, Pebble Lake Review, and Fulcrum, among others. Rising won Four Way Books' 2007 Levis Prize and is her first book of poetry. She lives in Brooklyn and blogs at

Doors open @ 7
readings start by 730

your donations are appreciated for entry and wines! Many thank yous to all the people who donate dollars every month to keep the series free for others.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New exhibition at Alphonse Berber tonight

A new exhibition opens at Cam and Jess' gallery, Alphsone Berber, tonight.

"You, Me, and Everyone We Know" brings into dialogue nineteen contemporary artists from as close as Berkeley to as far away as the country of Georgia. This international selection of work in a variety of mediums explores the motif of relationship: the artist's relationship to herself, her subject, the viewer, the medium; the viewer's relationship to each of these things and to other viewers; and how all of them coexist in a web of evermore enmeshed social, ecological, and technological networks.

All the artists in "You, Me, and Everyone We Know" feature a similar blurring of artist, subject, medium, and audience. The show's sense of breathless dynamism comes from the sheer strength and daring of the work, but also from this collision and recombination of disparate elements, enacting the dizzying movement of contemporary society in order for us to better understand it.

"You, Me, and Everyone We Know" will be on display from April 17 through June 6. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will be held April 17 from 6 to 10 PM. For more information, call 510-649-9492.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


You've been waiting for the announcement--here it is--

Check out First Fridays this summer at Studio One.

Mike Young & Geoffrey G. O'Brien
Video from Jake Gillespie

V.E. Grenier & Jane Miller

Aaron Kunin & Kevin Killian. Music from Heads across the sky.

First Friday in July is a holiday weekend and Studio One will be closed. We will have the reading on the tenth instead.
Look out for courtyard readings when the weather permits.

Remember to check out May's reading with Brandon Brown, Farrah Field & video from Nathan Trimboli. Doors open at 7pm.

Also, thanks to Catherine for the wine donation! We love donations of all kinds.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Young, Hadero, and Mohammad

Stepahnie Young

Meklit Hadero

K. Silem Mohammad

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Studio One gets legal


The reading series (that's us) at Studio One was told we needed to purchase a booze permit. Without this permit, we would not be able to partake in libations while listening to pomes and jams. The permit was $100, which pretty much bankrupts the series. If you would like to donate monies to us to help out with the permit punch and purchase of these libations, we will happily accept!

Now you can rest, knowing that you are in a legal state when you partake in permitted wine and donate toward its purchase!

Also, don't miss tomorrow night's reading with Stephanie Young, music from Meklit Hadero & K. Silem Mohammad.