I have so enjoyed intertwining California History with my own through Herstory these last years. Being at the Oakland Museum of California has been largely responsible for this passion for history. However, it is now time to turn to my love of making art and other things. I have started a new blog called Zellously.com,… Continue reading On To New Adventures
Creativity. I find it all through the Oakland Museum of California, and as close as in my own backyard. Last year I began to notice the murals all around Oakland, and saw them even more since muralist Antonio Ramos was shot while painting a community mural in Oakland. 2014 was a busy year for murals… Continue reading Oakland—A Home for Murals
OMCA has opened a new Sent Away bay, giving the visitor a more visceral experience of the Japanese-American Internment. It has replaced the old bay which exposed the experience at Tanforan detention facility—euphemistically called Tanforan Assembly Center, and formerly the Tanforan horse racing track—where Japanese-American families were detained during WWII. In the original exhibit, the… Continue reading Sent Away and Coming Home
I introduced you all to the T Sisters in February. They will be hard at work producing their next album. They are on the road a lot, but next month the girls and their band will be at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. I am inviting you all to join me and a lot of… Continue reading Oakland Sisters Sing!
It’s been quite a week in the gallery for me. On Friday afternoon I took a friend and her three sisters, all from California, on a tour of the History Gallery. Fridays are my regular day in the gallery with students. I spent the morning on Gold Rush tours and was looking forward to covering… Continue reading You Never Know…
Museums come in all shapes, sizes and types. This one has been in Berkeley for some 40 years. And after 40 years, my friend Eleanor Hopwell, will be closing her wonderful, well-curated store, Ethnic Arts, in Berkeley. Come and celebrate the closing with music, food and of course, sales—as Eleanor opens a new chapter in… Continue reading Other Museums…
Earlier this year I was contacted by George Rede who has a wonderful blog called “Rough and Rede II, Just one voice on The Left Coast.” He is a friend of my sister, Alexandra Zell and her partner, Brian Wartell, in Portland, Oregon. George recently retired from the newspaper, The Oregonian and OregonLive.com, as a journalist after 30 years.… Continue reading Being a Guest Blogger