Photos | Opening reception for Oakland-based artist Marvin McMillian

Julie Reichle

The artist Marvin McMillian discusses his artwork with gallery visitors

The opening reception for “Paper Bag Thoughts and Conversations” based on childhood memories, family tradition, and historical events, by Oakland-based artist Marvin McMillian, was held on Friday, May 5 at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. Despite the rain, the arts center was abuzz with friends and family of the artist as well as members of the public who stopped by for conversation and to view his work.

Admission is free and open to the public. The installation will continue with gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remaining weekends through the month of May. (Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave.)

Learn more about the paintings on display here:

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