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Drink to the Latino Men & Boys Program

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Suriname Artist, Eriq Riebeek

Eriq Riebeek is one of the few artists with Maroon roots from the country of Suriname. He started painting at the tender age of nine. In the early 70’s he and brother Dennis contributed to the urban art scene in the … Continue reading

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Expressions of Essence, Sayra Reyes

Sayra Reyes is an Oakland native with a Mexican American heritage. SomaR is proud to feature her art that reflects that of Picasso, Rivera and Kahlo. Tribal beats pound through her art pieces, while her Mexican American  persona is also … Continue reading

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Kevin Pride Loves to Draw

Kevin Pride loves to draw; he especially loves to draw people. And he’s exceptional at it! His career as an artist started in junior high school where he polished his drawing skills, created his own characters, and sold custom cards, … Continue reading

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“Worthy Foes” – First Friday Art Reception

Join us for a night of group shots and head locks while we wrestle with the status quo and redefine “Artsy!” First Friday Opening Reception of “WORTHY FOES” The Illutionist and The Illustrator Joanne Ludwig and Maria Fatima Friday, July 1st, … Continue reading

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Youth Empowerment Artist, K-Dub

Keith Williams, known as K-Dub, combines the conscious messages and imagery of inner-city lifestyles and social issues in his artwork. K-Dub is a visual artist and arts educator. K-Dub has created over 40 murals that grace inner city walls, halls, … Continue reading

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Abby Martin – Fully Charged Beauty

When Abby Martin began streaming her thoughts and emotions through a paint brush, she discovered her niche. The elaborate and intricate detail that flows from her onto the canvas in a perfect distribution of dots and swirls reflects this introspective … Continue reading

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TEAllen – “Identify, Personalize, Provoke”

Somar is honored to have Taren Allen’s artwork hanging on our walls. Taren has had currated exhibitions at the Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery Oakland in 2006 and 2008, and the AbCo Artspace Oakland CA in 2007…and now at Somar. In her own words, Taren writes … Continue reading

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