I am sitting at the lovely cafe/gallery called Local 123 drinking a very beautiful hot chocolate and enjoying the poster exhibit Women Hold Up Half the Sky – Posters of the 1970’s and 1980’s. The show, curated by Lincoln Cushing has an opening reception Thursday, April 15 from 5-7 pm at the cafe. According to the shows postcard, Cushing will also give a lecture Saturday, May 1 at 5 pm.
Since arriving in Berkeley, I have consistently been reminded of the richness of its political history and the work being done to keep that sense alive. From cool (though small) exhibitions like the one here to sites like chickenonaunicycle.com there are great efforts to preserve that unique visual heritage.
There are links to the shows images and the curatorial statement here: local123gallery.com