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Portraits of Oakland Chinatown

February 3, 2020 - February 28, 2020

A special exhibition celebrating Black History Month.

See Oakland Chinatown through Leon Kennedy’s distinctive artistic style.

“My dream is to connect to all the people’s dreams.”

Leon Kennedy’s Art lies somewhere between the struggles of his community and the faith that guides them. When viewed, the observer is directed away from the struggle and toward salvation along a path Mr. Kennedy has constructed. Considered one of the top self-taught artists in the country, Leon’s inspiration and ability is achieved through divine intervention. “My gift is not natural, it’s spiritual. Like Moses; my ideas come from God.”

Regardless of the year, the subject, the medium, or the material; each work is undeniably his own. Perhaps no other artist has a more recognizable style than Leon Kennedy. Learn more about Leon at


Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8th from 6-8pm.


Co-sponsored by Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Oakland Public Library.

Enjoy live painting sessions with Leon Kennedy at Oakland Public Libraries:


February 3, 2020
February 28, 2020
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center


Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St. #290
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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