Tune in to Spark


“… What I am so drawn to is the way the light enters these buildings and the way it carries color, from the outside, depending on the time of day.” Katherine Westerhout

Tune in to Spark on KQED to follow photographer Katherine Westerhout inside a forgotten West Oakland landmark: the 16th Street Station.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
KQED 9 — 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
KQED 9 — 1:30am
Friday, February 8, 2013
KQED 9 — 11:30pm
Saturday, February 9, 2013
KQED 9 — 5:30am
KQED Life — 5:30pm
Sunday, February 10, 2013
KQED Life — 6:30pm

Standing Room Only

It was standing room only yesterday for Joey Sellers performance of his Periodic Calendar. He delighted the audience with his educational tutorial about how to navigate the calendar and his explanation of the day years.

From now until forever Periodic Calendar is the only calendar you will ever need.
If you missed out yesterday, you can stop by the store or buy one here.

Store Hours
Monday-Saturday 11-5


Periodic Calendar

Electric Works presents
Periodic Calendar
Saturday, January 19, 2-3 PM

Electric Works is pleased to present the Periodic Calendar, a new breakthrough in temporal technology, created by Joey Sellers and conceptual art think tank Ape Con Myth.

Modeled on the periodic table of elements, the Periodic Calendar reveals the full landscape of possible days by categorizing years based on their first day of the week. In this new system, the days of the month shatter into the isotopes of multiple elements, creating a perpetual calendar capable of exploring past, present and future dates as never before.

Ape Con Myth’s work revolves around the search for new possibilities within reality by rewiring the abstract structures governing it and for five years has produced variations on the traditional wall calendar in an effort to change the way the world thinks about and experiences time.

Please join us on Saturday, January 19th from 2-3 PM to get a glimpse of the future with the creator of the Periodic Calendar. Sellers will give a short talk about what Type of Year 2013 will be and help the curious find their Birth Elements.

You can also participate in Ape Con Myth’s Calendar Trade-In Program by bringing in your new, yet hopelessly outdated, regular wall calendars for a $5 discount on the Periodic Calendar.

Monday—Saturday 11-5

Tuning for the Edge of the Line

Electric Works presents
Tuning For The Edge Of The Line
January 10 – February 9, 2013
Artist Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6-8 PM

In Tuning For The Edge Of The Line Elaine Buckholtz will take over the entire gallery with an installation featuring light-based work and videos that activate the surface of printed media on the wall.

Buckholtz explores light as an ephemeral phenomenon and uses it to unmask hidden aspects of architectural forms in relation to painting. She uses visual and temporal repetition to explore the intersection of space, image, movement, and light. Her fascination with light has a long history. Buckholtz will use her background in lighting and theater design in this exhibition to generate her own luminous theater in the gallery.

This is Buckholtz’ third exhibition with Electric Works. Buckholtz received her MFA at Stanford University and has shown at The Swiss Technorama Museum, Winterthur Switzerland; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California; The Claremont Museum in Southern California; Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig Germany; The Luggage Store in San Francisco; The San Francisco Arts Commission; California College of The Arts; Stanford University; The Wexner Center For The Arts; Sun Valley Center For The Arts; and Fusion Art Space, San Francisco, California.

Tuesday- Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM