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Karen Cusolito honored at Oakland Indie Awards.


ecstasy_01American Steel Studios is excited to be nominated again this year for the “Oakland Soul” and the “Pillar of Oakland” categories! To show our appreciation for this honor, we are celebrating with ART! Nearly twenty AmSteel artists will be exhibiting locally built, locally sourced art, jewelry, furniture and fashion.indie

Karen Cusoilto, Founder and Director of American Steel Studios, has worked tirelessly for years bringing together, encouraging, inspiring, and supporting local artists and helping ideas grow into viable businesses. Her art and her leadership have brought together some of the greatest minds and most talented individuals from around the world under our six acre roof. We are proud to stand with her tonight as her creation, and the collective energies, dreams, and innovations in art and industry are recognized for their contribution to Oakland and its ever growing legacy as a world leader in the arts. The Oakland Indie Awards is a unique opportunity to sample culinary delights from local eateries, test drive fashions from local studios, and experience locally built art and innovations! We are thrilled once again to be nominated at this prestigious event. Check out a sampling of some of the art that will be on display:

Leaf and Light

Keith Aderholdt’s piece made of mixed Tillandsia, redwood roots, burls and knots and an H.O. scale railway model.

See the hand-turned, hand hewn wood creations of Keith Aderholdt. Keith turns scraps of wood into extraordinary burlwood bowls and stunning and whimsical wooden terrariums.

Nannette Harris will exhibit some of her powerful and dimensional celebrity portraits, and Esti Sosknik will showcase a few of her vibrant and energetic paintings.

Andy Reuter will be driving his artwork to the event! Stop by to see his latest and greatest customized motorcycle!

We will be also exhibiting sculpture by Karen Cusolito, and an interactive and informative display by AmSteel’s resident Naturopath, Dr. Lupin DeMuth. We will also have photography, jewelry and one-of-a-kind fashion and custom built furniture on display!

Esti Sosnik

“Untitled,” Esti Sosnik

Come visit us in the beautiful Kaiser rooftop garden and see what we’ve been up to!

date : Tonight! Friday, May 30, 2014
time : 6:30pm – 10:30pm
locale : Kaiser Rooftop Garden, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
more info : on the Oakland Indies Website