Join us for a Christmas Celebration at the Brickhouse

Christmas Holiday’s at The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex...

Christmas Holiday’s at The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex are Awesome!  The Brickhouse Art Gallery presents a “Festive Holiday Jazz Celebration” concert on Friday December 15, 2017. The concert features local inspirational jazz singer Carol Manson and music director Chet Chwalik with the Blue Skies Band. Band members include: Chet Chwalik, piano; Kerry Kashiwagi, bass; Russell Brown, guitar; Jeff Minnieweather, percussions. To help usher in the holiday season singer Curtis James Smith will join us for a song or two! Wine, beer, soft drinks will be available. Come - join us in holiday merriment and fantastic jazz music!

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:59:14 -0500

Come REMEMBER your loved ones and CELEBRATE with your...

Come REMEMBER your loved ones and CELEBRATE with your community at Oak Park’s second annual observance of Día de los Muertos!

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as it is known in English, is a holiday for remembrance of deceased family and friends, as well as a celebration of life for the living. With roots that reach back up to 3,000 years to Pre-Columbian times and forged through the fusion of the beliefs of many indigenous groups with Roman Catholicism and Spanish tradition at contact, it has evolved over the nearly 500 years since into the Día de los Muertos we know today.

JOIN US on Thursday, November 2nd at Broadway and 36th St. at The Brickhouse from 5 pm – 9:30 pm for a community celebration that includes tributes or altares for deceased loved ones in a reproduced cemetery scene, live traditional Mexican music on two stages, dance performances, food vendors, artists, free kids’ crafts, and more! This is a free event.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:52:46 -0400

It’s Poetry @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog! Join us and please...

It’s Poetry @thebrickhouseartgallery-blog! Join us and please share this event with a friend. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:42:58 -0400

Where Mules Wear Diamonds: Packers of the Sierra Nevada -...

Where Mules Wear Diamonds: Packers of the Sierra Nevada - The Photography of Kent Reeves Opening night is November 3, 2017 - Oak Park First Friday at the Brickhouse Gallery. An evening of music, poetry and the magic of mules and mountains! This is the first display of Kent’s journey through the wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada with the people who are part of a grand legacy of work on the trails of history. Join us for a visual journey with these amazing women, men and mules, and who Kent was lucky enough to capture their moments. There will be refreshments!

There will also be a packing demonstration on Saturday, November 11th from 12 - 5 pm by Kent’s son, James Reeves. Along with a special afternoon with California vaquero, Peter Taylor and his horse Reese. Hear the story of their journeys to becoming who they are through horses and mules here in California.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:17:34 -0400

The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex is so excited to have...

The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex is so excited to have Carol Manson & Chet Chwalik for our Holiday Musical, along with the Blue Skies band for a festive jazz celebration of the holidays! Tickets go on sell soon. *This site will have the link when tickets are available. Libations, beverages will be available.

For your listening pleasure: “Take the A Train w/Chet Chwalik on keys!

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:49:24 -0400

Opening Art Reception & Oak Park First Fridays,...

Opening Art Reception & Oak Park First Fridays, featuring “Kent Reeves!”

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:14:09 -0400

Kent Reeves “Where Mules Wear Diamonds: Packers of the Sierra Nevada”Exhibition

KENT REEVES is a photographer who has been photographing the west since 1974. The National Cowboy & Western Museum 1996 Western Heritage Award-Winning book, Between Earth and Sky: Poets of the Cowboy West featured his photography. He photographed ranchers and watershed stewardship groups for the California Cattlemen’s Association publication Grazing for Change: Range and Watershed Management Success Stories in California. Kent’s current project is Where Mules Wear Diamonds: Packers of the Sierra Nevada.  His photography has been featured in juried art shows throughout the western United States including Trappings of the American West.  A retrospective of his work appeared in Ranch & Reata in 2015. His work has also been in Range, Sierra Heritage, Stockmanship Journal, Vaquero Heritage Times, Western Horseman, National Geographic WORLD, The Economist magazines and most recently in book anthologies The Real Singing Cowboys and Cowboys and Critters.    

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:10:48 -0400

Poetry Cake with our host @epiphanycastro-blog & our...

Poetry Cake with our host @epiphanycastro-blog & our feature “Prentice Powell!”

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:02:02 -0400

Prentice Powell "Good Father" On Arsenio Hall

Prentice Powell "Good Father" On Arsenio Hall:

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:36:27 -0400

Poetry Cake presents “Prentice Powell”

If you’re looking for something to do; come out Saturday night to The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex! Spoken Word Artist. T.V Series Verses And Flow. Openers for Jill Scotts 2013 SummerTour 1/5th of FIVEOLOGY. Arsenio Hall Show. 

With humility uncommon to those of like talent, Prentice Powell approaches every stage from Amsterdam to London and South Africa, knowing that he has a gift, yet allowing his performance to speak for itself.

Formerly host of the prestigious open mic Mouth Off Wednesdays in Oakland, CA. for six years, Powell is an educator, a family man, a writer, and an accomplished spoken word artist. He has been recognized as a National Slam Finalist, 2006 Oakland and San Francisco Grand Slam Champion, 2007 Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the Black Music Awards, 2011 East Bay Express Best Poet, and 2013 NAACP Image Award Nominee.

Powell has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Dr. Cornell West, Marsha Ambrosious, and along with his fellow Fiveology members, opened for Jill Scott during her 2013 Summer Tour.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:16:32 -0400