For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator , (510) 981-7533

OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE EXHIBIT OF THREE TAPESTRIES

Berkeley, California (Thursday, April 24, 2008) - The public is invited to view and celebrate the opening exhibition of three tapestries designed by Dominic Taylor, Berkeley High Student; the late Brenda Prager, Former Civic Arts Commissioner and Addison Street Windows Curator; and Magnolia Editions. The program will include welcoming remarks by the Honorable Mayor Tom Bates, City Councilmembers, and Scott Ferris, Manager of Recreation and Youth Services.

The original designs were translated into a digital format and sent by Magnolia Editions to Brussles where they were woven by computerized looms. The taperstries are of the highest quality and honor the students at Berkeley High School, the City of Berkeley Parks and Recreation Department, the legacy of the founder of the Addison Street Windows, and the Berkeley disabled communtiy.

The Dominic Taylor tapestry is in the Parks Recreaction Office on the first floor of 1947 Center Street. The second tapestry, "Roman Tree," is installed in the lobby of the same building and the third in honor of disabled Berkeley resident, Neil Marcus, is currently in the second floor lobby and will be rotated to a new site afte the celebration. This last tapestry was translated from a photograph taken by the late Brenda Prager, a former Civic Arts Commissioner and the founder of the Addison Street Windows Gallery.

WHAT:    Reception celebrating the exhibit of three tapestries
WHEN:    Tuesday, April 29, 2008
                  4:00-500 p.m.
WHERE: 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley (Recreation Division)

The Art Exhibition is a public art project of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission in partnership with the Recreation Division. For more information about this exhibition, please contact Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at (510) 981-7533 or mmerker@ci.berkeley.ca.us.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

This exhibition is wheelchair accessible and open to the public during normal business hours.

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