Writer Linda Norton and Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park have launched Home & Away: Oakland, California’s Prisons and the Geography of the Heart, a project documenting the effects of mass incarceration on the community in Oakland. Starting in March and running through October 2015, project partners hope to create healing among families and friends of inmates scattered at facilities throughout the state by conducting interviews, creating an exhibit, and offering art and writing workshops. If you would like to tell your story or participate in the workshops, call or text Linda Norton at (510) 229-2562, email email@example.com, or call Beverly Hodge Odabi at the Peralta Hacienda, (510) 532-9142, ext.7.
As part of its Resonance series, the Exploratorium is hosting a conversation between pioneering natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and choreographer Alonzo King on Thursday, March 12, 6-9 p.m. Krause, who has collected field recordings of more than 15,000 different species in their natural habitats is working with composer Richard Blackford to create an original composition for LINES Ballet. On March 12, they will provide a sneak preview of this Creative Work Fund-supported work-in-progress, featuring recorded selections from Krause and Blackford’s orchestral score, accompanied by choreographed vignettes performed by LINES Ballet Company. Tickets are available through the Exploratorium box office.