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This week at Practice Space:
Wednesday (Feb 8) : 7-9pm, Open Studio
Saturday (Feb 11) : 7-9pm, Love and Longing Choir

Visiting Artist : Carissa Potter Carlson


Saturday February 11
7-8pm, Love and Longing Choir
8-9pm, Live printmaking
FREE to attend - prints, cards, workbooks, and other objects for purchase

We are excited to have Carissa Potter Carlson of People I've Loved with us on Saturday evening, for a performance titled "Love and Longing Choir." We'll be joined by Eli of Union Press for the second half of the evening, when Carissa will print her "compatibility tests" live, just for you!

Carissa writes,
"For this night we will join as a group to sing songs of desire, heartbreak and hope. In unison perhaps we will find some answers, or at-least feel a little less alone.

Singing together is a scared human practice. Let go of feelings of anxiety and sadness. You are part of this group. Your consciousness is a part of this time, here now, on this planet along with everything else. 

This rhythm, tonight, connects our energy. It is a physical beat, a nostalgia for the past and a prayer for the future. Breathe in deep, strong and true. Some say humans sang before we spoke.


Carissa's work always deals with questions of how to live together, and how to find meaning and solace in everyday life.  She's been the voice of the shop for much of our Deep Winter season because her words and drawings always seem to perfectly capture the balance of hope and confusion that we have been experiencing.  Around Valentine's Day, it especially meaningful to think about how love - between friends, within a family, and beyond - can sustain us.  How do we find love? And keep it?  Can we feel love for strangers, and share our voices with them?

No tickets or reservations are needed for the event, but you can send us an email (hello@practice-space.com) to let us know if you plan to come.  We look forward to singing with you.


Song list (partial):
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call me maybe?
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Gloria Gaynor - I will Survive
Jackson 5 - I want you back
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

Love and Longing Choir, Kala Gallery, Berkeley CA

February Open Studio
Feb 8, 15, and 22, 7-9pm
Members $25 / Nonmembers $35
All materials provided

Signup online here

Join us for our drop-in open studio, social art making sessions for adults focused on intuition, color theory and material exploration.  Or, “middle-school art class for grown ups”. 

Open Studio is time to let go.  Let go of thinking, of worrying, of your expectations of yourself.  Immerse yourself in mixing colors with a palette knife, or making tiny gestures with conte crayon, or following careful, aimless, intuitive lines with a pencil.  There is no right or wrong, nothing to complete or imitate.  Like someone said last Wednesday, "This was so wonderful.  I just needed to look at bright colors for awhile."

Extreme beginners, accomplished artists, and people who think they “can’t draw” - are all invited to explore the building blocks of 2-D and 3-D visual art making.

Memberships are particularly important to support our artist collaborations and research products.
Your $60 annual membership gets you:

. a Practice Labyrinth print by Carissa Potter Carlson
. discounts at workshops and events
. 10% off our retail store
. invitations to members-only events

Become a Practice Space Member
Stop by for some tea, browse our library, or try on clothes - we are in the shop
Tuesday - Friday from 4-7pm, 11am-7pm on Saturdays, and 11-5pm on Sundays.

Can't make one of those times, or want to make sure you have privacy?
Email us for an appointment: hello@practice-space.com.
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