FASHION MOVE Designer boutique Keneuoe Vivere, which opened its store at 2951 College Avenue in the Elmwood in 2009, is closing its retail operation in order to focus on personal design services. The store’s last day was Sunday March 18. Keneuoe Designs is holding its first Retail Account Opening celebrating spring at Rue Atelier (just down the street from the former boutique, at 2981 College), on Saturday March 24, from 1-5pm. There will be a sale as well as complimentary wardrobe styling.
Three years ago UC Berkeley inadvertently sold a major work of art by one of Berkeley’s most noted artists for a mere $150 plus taxes. The piece, a 22-ft long carving by Sargent Johnson, arguably California’s most famous African American artist, is valued at over $1 million and eventually found a home at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
This isn’t the official reason for the event, but a Berkeley High School exhibition Thursday evening will show that when public school students have the chance to pursue art, the results can be dazzling.
Fill your brain with enough ephemera, and eventually you’ll lose track of some of it. Consider the case of Where the Sidewalk Ends, an Otto Preminger noir cum police procedural screening at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 22nd as part of Pacific Film Archive’s ongoing series, “Dark Past: Film Noir by German Emigrés.”
Noticed some anachronistic goings-on down at the Berkeley City Club on Durant? Why, that would be because Berkeley writer/director Sean Mitchell and his production crew are shooting Witness 11, a short film based on the testimony of German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht during the height of the 1940s Red Scare.