Save the Dates–Upcoming Programing for Touch Stone

Published on 2019-05-03

Mark your calendars, folks! We'd love for you to join us at the following events:

Meet + Read in the Reading Room

Sunday, May 5, 12-3p

1430 34th St, Oakland, CA 94608

Come enjoy a casual Sunday gathering to hang out, sip some tea, and explore selected texts in the reading and research room, a space which accompanies the current exhibition and serves as an entry point for deepening one’s relationship to the natural world. The reading room features text selections and work by invited artists: Alex Arzt, Angela Berry, and Nkiruka Oparah, whose works engage the natural world in relation to the self.  In the reading room you can investigate your relationship with the natural world, read, and discuss with exhibiting artists and others. Feel free to bring your own books as well, we'd love to see you! More info here.

And one week from today, come check out: 

Whiz World Reading

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

1430 34th St, Oakland, CA 94608

What desires do we suppress? What gut instincts and impulses do we willfully mute? What sentiments bring us shame? 

Join us on May 9th from 7-8:30pm for an evening with the Whizzes of the Bay Realm for a series of performances and readings from Whiz World Issue 4: HELLMOUTH. HELLMOUTH is Whiz World’s first special edition issue dedicated to the shadow self, the inner swamp, a space where contributors can explore, dissect, and acknowledge the shame, disgust, fear, guilt, embarrassment, and frustration that brews within us all. Whiz World is a quarterly publication, collaborative network, and evolving art machine highlighting the lived experiences of women and nonbinary artists with two driving principles: each whiz is an expert in their lived experience, and play creates imaginative solutions to conflict. For more details, click here!



When entering from the Hollis Street entrance there are no steps and it accessible by wheel chair and/or scooter. On the 34th street entrance there are 8 steps measuring about 7" each. Street parking is available on Hollis, 34th and the surrounding area. CTRL+SHFT is close to both West Oakland (1.8 miles) and MacArthur (1.2 miles) Bart station, a 1 minute (348 foot) walk to the 29 AC transit bus, and the 57 AC transit bus is a 7 min walk (.2 miles) away.

We have two gender neutral restrooms. One in our main gallery area and the other one in the hallway of the common space of the building. The restroom in the common space is ADA accessible. CTRL+SHFT is not a scent-free environment.

Image: Kirsten Brehmer + Dionne Lee