Please join us for the inaugural First Friday Art Walk event at The Crown
April 5th, 2019 | 6pm – 8pm
We’re honored to have the work of Tara Tucker in our space, and love the way her naturalistic depictions set off the space. Represented by Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, Tucker received her M.F.A. in sculpture from The California College of Arts & Crafts in 1994, and has been an art instructor at Creative Growth for over 16 years. Her next solo exhibition begins on May 4th, at the Rena Bransten Gallery.
Taking inspiration from her mother’s work in taxidermy, her grandfather’s work with orchids, and Leonard Baskin’s illustrations of the natural world, Tucker began drawing at an early age. A prolific artist in mediums ranging from sculpture to rug making, Tucker’s work addresses the intersection of flora and fauna in a future world where humans have been superseded by the gentler creatures of the world. Tucker works as an art instructor at Creative Growth, an art studio for adults with disabilities, just two blocks southeast of The Crown.
The Crown Gallery
The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the first quarter of 2020, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and of course, coffee.