Cloud Of Witnesses work by Sydney Cain & Jarrel Phillips – Opening Nite

Omi Gallery is honored to present our Fall exhibition featuring new work
by visual artist Sydney “Sage Stargate” Cain and
photographer Jarrel Phillips from September 1st through October 27th.

Please join us for OPENING NIGHT Reception on
Friday, Sept 1st – 630-10pm. Free.
Both artists will be in-person!





Sydney “Sage Stargate” Cain 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. More HERE.


Passionate for youth, art, people, and culture, Jarrel Phillips graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration on Youth Work and Out School time. Phillips has been working with youth since he was just a child himself at the age of 14. Having been born and raised in San Francisco, throughout his years of experience Phillips’ has worked in almost every neighborhood in San Francisco serving a vast community of youth from a wide-range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. In doing so, he’s been a counselor, teacher, coach, mentor and everything you can think of in-between.  Phillips teaches capoeira, basic tumbling, gymnastics, and works with children with special needs.

Phillips started learning capoeira in the early ’90s. Since 2008, he’s trained under Mestre Urubu Malandro of capoeira Ijexa and remains dedicated to the art form. He also trains acrobatics with acrobatic trainer, Dominick Wyss. Phillips has traveled to Africa every year for the last few years as a part of the AVE project. Phillips taught capoeira to youth in Ethiopia, B-boys in Uganda, and to the ZSTC crew in Zanzibar, Tanzania. More HERE.

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Event Organizers

Ashara Ekundayo

Date & Time

01 September 2017 | 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: FREE

Cost for Non Members: FREE

Updated on 27 August 2017