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Stomper in the Town

This summer I have been photographing the Stomper statues all around Oakland. I just have a few more to photograph to complete my collection. #StomperintheTown #OaklandAs

You can see all the Stomper locations, here.

Here is the backstory on Stomper:

To help commemorate the team’s 50 years in Oakland, the Oakland A’s are proud to introduce Stomper in the Town, a public art event that features 50 life-size statues of the lovable A’s mascot throughout Oakland. The 50 statues were created into unique works of art by local artists and will be on display in Oakland throughout the 2018 season.

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You know First Friday is tonight, right?

Please plan on joining us at Warehouse 416 on Friday, February 2nd from 6 – 10pm as the Nvisible Atelier launches our month-long art exhibition in conjunction with the Art of Living Black 2018 Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center.

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Dragonschool99 murals are some of my favorites amongst the many wonderfuls murals in Oakland. Dragon School’s purpose is to fill Chinatown and beyond with amazing murals. I think they are doing a fine job. I will be posting more of their murals.

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my mural photographs.

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Portrait of Derrick Hayes
Artist: Troy Lovegates (Website | Instagram)
Location: Oakland, CA

I love music.
I love muras.
I will jump in my car and chase either of these magical art forms. A friend told me she saw this new mural during the Women’s March in Oakland last weekend. I had to go out the next day and see it for myself.

Troy Lovegates explains the mural:

“Been spending the holidays in downtown Oakland way up on a lift …. painting a mural of Derrick Hayes an Oakland local who sells newspapers around Piedmont Ave in the morning and roams around the city on his bicycle visiting friends in the afternoon …. thanks to @athenbgallery for facilitating this project …

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The amazing Quincy Jones came up and directed “Killer Joe”, the last song of the night during his big band tribute at Monterey Jazz Festival 59. There was a stellar cast of musicians including Valerie Simpson, Hubert Laws, Christian McBride, James Carter, Dave Grusin, John Clayton, Paul Jackson, Jr. and many others. It was a spectacular moment at the festival.

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Oakland Pride 2017

This beautiful face, out of a sea of beautiful faces, stood out to me at the Oakland Pride celebration this year. I asked him who long did it take to put on this face and he responded, “Two hours.” I will post more photos from Oakland Pride 2017 soon.

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