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Great Wall of Oakland presents 'Projects of Summertime' - July 1

On July 1, the Great Wall of Oakland will be presenting “Projects of Summertime,” a film highlighting interesting summer projects individuals do during the longer days of summer.

Issabella Shields Grantham, curator of the Great Wall of Oakland, says that the film was such a success last summer that the wall is excited to bring back the same theme with new people and new projects in order to make this an annual event.  

“The projects are very diverse – from couture knitting to free running – and the show as a whole is [an] inspiring look at how creatively people choose to spend their time,” Grantham said.  

 All 10 films differ wildly in their stylistic approach, as well as, the natural realms they explore and give the viewer a peek into another’s world.

This is a family-friendly show for children and adults of all ages. Please see below for three selections from the show:

"Daren’s Great Big Camera" by Matthew Sultan
"Optimist" by Brian Thomson
"Dream World" by Frank Sauer

The call faces West Grand Avenue between Broadway and Valley Street, next door to Luka’s Taproom and Lounge in Oakland’s Uptown district. The Lake Merritt-Uptown and Downtown Oakland district associations, along with the Oakland Museum of California, are major sponsors of the Great Wall of Oakland.

For more than three years, the Great Wall of Oakland has been curating shows of various types of video art including animation, computer-generated art, live-action film, documentary-style video and other innovative forms of art from artists worldwide.
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