Friday, July 11
6:00pm - 9:00pm
1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Please join us in celebration of Emmy-Award winning artist James Gayles' first book launch. Reflections is a collaboration of James, Pochino Press and more than 20 national and international writers hailing from cities as diverse as London, Tokyo, New York, Addis Ababa, Taipei, and of course, Oakland. Each writer interpreted one of James' pieces from over the years including paintings of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Celia Cruz, Nelson Mandela, and Sarah Vaughan. 

Our evening's activities will feature readings by respected writers and poets in the book:

Emily Butterfly
Poetess Kalamu Chaché
Duane Deterville
Aqueila M Lewis
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn
Gina Madrid
Tureeda Mikell
Lakiba Pittman
Elaina Proffitt
Angela Simms
Aimee Suzara
harold terezon
Raymond Nat Turner
Marvin X
Monica Zarazua
Lisa Zuré

Copies of Reflections will be on sale!
Pochino Press is excited to celebrate the success of "Slide" with you all! From short story collection to visual representations by 8 artists, the narratives in Slide continue to inspire!

Join us at Somar in Oakland at 1727 Telegraph Ave. for a Friday Happy Hour .  The artists and gallery curators from the recent exhibition at Joyce Gordon Galley, will be there to celebrate artistic and literary collaboration. DJ Domingo Yu will be spinning the best of house, R&B and soulful Hip-Hop.

Come learn more about all the artists and their work, they will have amazing things for sale & Pochino Press will have Slide, the book, available and the Slide art catalogue, which makes a great companion. We will also have Pochino t-shirts!! (yes t's and tanks)

Stop by to get your Friday drink and dance on with some art mixed in too!

Participating Artists include; Christine Balza, Xiomara Castro, Samantha Chundur, Nicole Dixon, Jon Fischer, Trevor Parham, Tomyé, Jamie Treacy , and Author of Slide Monica Zarazua.

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Through July 13th  The Joyce Gordon Gallery at 406 14th St in Oakland, is exhibiting “SLIDE” an art show that partners visual and literary arts in order to deepen the act of storytelling.

Seven short stories from the Pochino Press publication by the same name have been translated into the mediums of painting, mixed media, sculpture, video, and photography. The opening night, held on June 7th coinciding with Art Murmur / First Fridays, included a great crowd, DJ Odiaka and exciting conversations about art and literature.

Two weeks later the seven artists held an "artist talk" to speak about their work inspired by Monica Zarazua's book "Slide". Their mediums ranged from wire work to 18th-century style photo developing. Each discussed the physical process as well as the inspiration for their work. The show was curated by Eric Murphy and featured artists Christine Balza, Xiomara Castro, Samantha Chundur, Nicole Dixon, Jon Fischer, Trevor Parham, Tomye, and Jamie Treacy.

This solid collaboration is yielding great interest for both the artists and Pochino Press. The exhibition was extended beyond June and closes July 13th.  Pochino Press will be hosting a gathering to celebrate the success of Slide!  Stay tuned for the date and location.