Artist Talk: Cloud of Witnesses w/ Sydney Cain & Jarrel Phillips

“We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” Hebrews11:33-12:2

Join Omi Gallery Director/Curator Ashara Ekundayo in conversation and social practice with Sydney “Sage Stargate” Cain and Jarrel Phillips on time travel, spiritual practice and the etherial world of seeing, influences of James Baldwin, holy texts, sacrifice and collective ritual.
Light bites & pours provided.

Thursday, September 28th
@Omi Gallery, 2323 Broadway, Oakland 94612

Admission $5 advance $7 At The Door  RSVP HERE!

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Sydney Cain, also known as Sage Stargate – Artist Statement
 is a visual artist born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. Her work has been a reflection of an unseen reality we all live in. Her style and use of materials varies between  graphite, ink, oil, mixed media and murals. Her work focuses on the everlasting, and sometimes suppressed, spirit of self. as a descendant of the African diaspora while growing up in the “Information Age”. Through her art, organic elements resurface lost and stolen myths of the ancients and futurists. She believes artist are provided to assist us in dismantling the disharmonious colonial cosmograms that have attempted to confine our consciousness. She hopes that her work inspires others to create new realms of their own.

ig: @sagestargate



 Jarrel Phillips – Artist Statement

These photos aim to make tangible the spirit of Black people within the African diaspora. We work, create, dance, drum, smile, and celebrate in order to learn, carry out, and expand upon the work of those who were here before us. And so now it is our turn.

We perform. They witness.

Info: HERE.
g: @jarrelmp

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Event Organizers

Ashara Ekundayo

Date & Time

28 September 2017 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: $5

Cost for Non Members: $5

Updated on 08 September 2017