June 1, 2013

2013 Oakland Indie Awards

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Attending the Award ceremony was
Oakland mayor, Jean Quan
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Kat Taylor, One Pacific Coast Bank co-founder
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Juniper Ridge won the Greenie award
“the only company in the world extracting and 
formulating 100% real, plant-based fragrances”
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Jean Quan
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Jean Quan presenting award to Kitchener 
for Innovative Newcomer
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Cynthia Rowland
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Ed Support Services co-winner of the Job Creator award
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Sungevity, co-winner of the Job Creator award
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Erin Kilmer-Neel, 
executive director of Oakland Grown 
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La Borinqueña - Tina Tamale, winners of the Pillar award
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Lukas Brekke-Meisner - 38th Notes
Oakland Soul award winner
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lettuce seed packets were given out to attendees
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After the award ceremony a reception party with food and entertainment was held in the plush gardens on the roof of the Kaiser building with a spectacular view of the city.

The Kaiser building
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youth circus performers: Prescott Circus Theatre
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youth circus performers: Prescott Circus Theatre
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I was greeted by the sweet scent of jasmine at one point
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Ellen Ama Agyeman of Sankofa
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left: the flowers covering a bridge are mirrored by a 
sculpture, right, by members of The Crucible
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right: Larissa of the Clock Tower Gallery with friends
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musicians and dancers
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one of the dancers with husband & son
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left: Tom White
right: Indie Award nominee, Jan Watten
of the Gray Loft Gallery
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Tom White and friend
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a good time was had by all
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Events and performances at the Awards party:

DJ Platurn (45 Sessions/Oakland Faders)

Funkquarians & the Carnaval Explosion w/ King Theo

The Grow Sessions: hosted by Ashara Ekundayo w/ DJ Divinity featuring Prescott Circus TheatreDestiny Arts CenterSunRu CarterRyan NicoleAntique Naked SoulYoung Gifted & Black - GoldJazz Monique HudsonZakiya Harris

music, fresh juice & health: SOS JUICE - featuring Mama Crow, Aisha Fukushima & Raptivism, DJ riddim & VIPSocialite eco-fashion, Earth Amplified

painted portraiture: Extraordinarie1

roving fashion show:  An Eye for Style Fashion Academy

telescopes, portable planetarium, solar lego car building & racing: Chabot Space & Science Center

face painting: Alana Dill

cool hands-on demos (letterpress, living wall, pottery, and more!): American Steel Studios

dancers: Mix'd Ingrdnts

art gallery: Joyce Gordon Gallery

youth circus performers: Prescott Circus Theatre

outdoor screening of Oakland art films by The Great Wall Project an Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies

video booth: Oakland Digital (ODALC)

sculpture garden featuring 14 fabulous pieces: The Crucible


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