MOCHA CELEBRATES 27 YEARS OF ART, CREATIVITY & COMMUNITY IN OAKLAND
Intergenerational Art Exhibit Displays
the Diversity of the East Bay
Oakland, CA- To commemorate 27 years of bringing arts in to the lives of young people The Museum of Children’s Arts (MOCHA) is currently exhibiting My First Art Show, an open call all ages, all sizes, all mediums art exhibition that resulted in 160 pieces of artwork from over 90 artists, ranging in age from 2 to 94. My First Art Show also features a silent auction with 110 works of art for sale and 27% of the proceeds going to support MOCHA’s arts programs.
Roxanne Padgett, MOCHA’s Executive Director, “At MOCHA we believe in the power of creativity to build strong and vibrant communities. I am especially excited for this exhibition as it welcomes and makes participation in an art exhibition accessible to anyone at any skill level, from beginner to professional artist at any age; from 2 to 94.”
MOCHA is celebrating its birthday with two events that are open to the public on September 17, 2016. The first event from 12:00-3:00pm is a family-oriented open art studio with various projects, a photo booth, and a music and dance performance with Tommy Shepard of the Alphabet Rockers that will happen from 12:30-1:00. We will also have the My First Art Show exhibition being displayed throughout the event. We will be providing all the art supplies as well as light food and refreshments. We are asking for a $5 suggested donation to support MOCHA’s arts programs.
The evening celebration is the official opening reception for My First Art Show and will happen from 5:00–7:00pm. We will be honoring long time Board Member Marion Fredman for her 15 years of service to our organization. Also in attendance will be many of the artists that submitted work to My First Art Show. We will have music, food, and wine donated from Truvée Wines. We will be encouraging attendees to participate in the silent auction.
Exhibition on display
September 1 – October 15