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


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, July 27, 2011) - Large charcoal sketches from the advanced drawing and painting classes at Berkeley High School are on display at the Addison Street Windows Gallery from July 18th to August 31st.

The vine and condensed charcoal drawings, mostly composite works, are each collaboratively done by three to four students. The subject matter is based on printed media depictions of current events ranging from the recent Haitian earthquake to the uprisings in Egypt to the domestic labor struggles in Wisconsin.

Addison Street Windows Gallery

2018 Addison Street (between Shattuck Av./ Milvia St.) Berkeley

June 18 thru August 31, 2011

Course instructor Eric Norberg created the project to get his students to recognize the value and possibilities from working collectively as well as thinking independently. It was also a study on the power of photojournalism, whose visual commentary can open eyes to the human condition of real life issues. Further still, Norberg introduces to his classes innovative techniques and various mediums along with fostering critical thinking to see art as a purposeful tool for social change. 

Exhibits in the Addison Street Windows Gallery, located on Addison Street between Milvia Street and Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley's downtown Arts District, can be viewed 24 hours a day from the sidewalk, are free and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact:

Eric Norberg/ art instructor:

Greg Morozumi/