Past Programming

Oxy Arts builds community through innovative and inclusive arts experiences. Below is a list of past programming from the 2020-2021 academic year.

August 17, 2021

BRICK AND MORTAR : STARS AND STRIPES Screening and Conversation w/ Pau S. Pescador and Maura Brewer

Join us for a screening of BRICK AND MORTAR : STARS AND STRIPES followed by a conversation with Pau S. Pescador and artist Maura Brewer. 

Summer 2021

Pansa del Publico

During Summer 2021, Oxy Arts is partnering with Clockshop for a programmatic collaboration around their public installation, Pansa del Publico, to bring together community, artists and cultural projects through socially conscious dialogue and engagement. On June 19 + 26 and July 10  public activations will take place amplifying the work’s focus on collective action by inviting community members to share stories, food, and experiences together.

April 22, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Isolation Habitats | Studio Art Comprehensive Exhibition

Isolation Habitats features photography, video, digital collage, and painting produced during the pandemic by the Class of 2021.

April 21, 2021, 3pm - 5pm

Opening Reception | Remembering Ilah Richardson and Jaden Burris

Please join Occidental College and the Art and Art History Department for the in-person opening of Remembering Ilah Richardson and Jaden Burris.

February 19, 2021 - April 4, 2021

Carolina Caycedo: Care Report

Carolina Caycedo is the 2020-2021 Wanlass Artist-in-Residence.

Caycedo's work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory and generates a debate about the future in relation to common goods, environmental justice, just energy transition and cultural biodiversity. She participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right.

April 4, 2021 | 7pm & 8pm

Direct Care: A Performance

Join us for this LIVE event at Oxy Arts.






March 25, 2021 | 5pm

All of us or None of us: Environmental Racism and Intersectionality at the Forefront

Join us for a panel discussion with East Yard womyn and gender non-conforming members sharing about intersections of their identities and their collective fight against environmental racism. 





March 18, 2021 | 6pm

Environmental Activist Panel Discussion 

Join us for a panel discussion with enviornmental activists from feminist-led movements worldwide.



March 16, 2021 | 12:15pm

Artist Talk by EJ Hill, 2021-22 Wanlass Artist-in-Residence

Join us for an artist talk with EJ Hill, the 2021-22 Wanlass Artist in Residence. Learn about his practice in context of the course he will teach in the Fall 2021 semester.



March 15, 2021 |12pm

Collaborate + Community Studio Info Session

Join us for an info session to learn about teaching opportunities for the Fall 2021 semester! 





March 3, 2021 | 5pm

Karrabing Film Collective Screening and Q&A

A film screening followed by a Q&A with Karrabing Film Collective.


February 25, 2021 | 5:30pm

Planetary Liberation through Activation: Mapping, Dreaming, and Creating in the Ecocene

A workshop where participants will connect to the Ecocene and map visions for planetary liberation. 


February 19, 2021 | 5pm 
Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk  Carolina Caycedo: Care Report

The exhibition opening of Care Report and an artist talk with Carolina Caycedo.







Thursday, October 8 | 5pm
Being Black At Oxy - Film Screening

In this poetic reflection, writer/director Darla Howell provides a nuanced perspective of being a Black student at Occidental College. The film features over 25 students who explore their personal experiences of vulnerability, seeking safety, and navigating the various realities of life at a predominantly white institution.


May 28 - August 16, 2020

Video still from "In Search" by Claire SunStreetview Video Series

Location: Oxy Arts on York

Every evening from 8pm - 12am, the Streetview Video Series will showcase work by local artists on a loop in our Black Box space. Drop by to see the videos through our street-facing window on York Boulevard. 



July 2020

Logo for Community Studio

COMMUNITY STUDIO @ Home - Online Art Classes 

Location: Youtube 

Community Studio @ Home video lessons are released every Thursday at 3 pm with an art project led by a local teaching artist. You can tune in here on Thursdays at 3 pm to follow along, or visit our Youtube channel to watch anytime and create at your own pace!