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Ehren Tool throws a cup during a demonstration at Laney College Ceramics studio on May 8. Tools renowned work cannot be bought, only give. Photo by Alice Robinson.

Gulf War veteran depicts the horrors of conflict 

UC Berkeley ceramics mechanician molds cups into visceral anti-war message
Alice Robinson, Staff Writer May 16, 2019

Ehren Tool, a ceramics mechanician and self-described “kiln bitch” at UC Berkeley, came to the Laney College ceramics lab May 8 to talk about his personal odyssey. Joining the marines led him to serve...

Punk’s Not Dead — Opening night goes off with a bang, keeping the anonymity of the “Pussy Riots”…

admin April 9, 2019

by Tower Staff Writer Sydney Toth The audience bustled in the lobby of the Laney performing arts center on March 22, as anticipation for the play “We Are Pussy Riot or Everything Is P.R.” began...

Remembering 1963 — Laney Tower Cover Art for March 14

admin March 26, 2019

This cover art reflects the history of 1968 Olympic winners Tommie “Jet” Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequality in the U.S. Toni Cervantes was an Olympic swimmer who witnessed the events...

Ancient art of ceramics now ‘cool’ at Laney — Club president Spring Montes ‘pushes boundaries of…

admin March 16, 2019

by Eva Hannan/Co-editor President of the Ceramics Club Spring Montes smiles as she displays ceramic art pieces. Photo by Teihui Fan/Tower StaffHave you heard? Clay is cool again! One of the most...

‘The Art of Living Black’ is back — Annual Richmond show makes appearance at Laney’s June…

admin March 1, 2019

by Sydney Toth Art from “The Art of Living Black” exhibit will be displayed at the Laney June Steingart through March 15. Mark Sublett’s “Wishful Thinking.” “The Art of Living Black”...

Tower Watch — First impressions of Laney

admin February 5, 2019

Piles of hosing, bags and trash almost block an entrance near the Art Building.The chair of the Art Department, Anna Vaughan, returned to campus Jan. 16 and was dismayed with what she found. “There...

Review — An experience at the Laney Bistro

admin December 21, 2018

Student-run lunch spot delights with culinary expertise and friendly atmosphere by Alice Robinson Meatball sandwich and garlic fries include fresh baked ciabatta bread. (photo by Michelle Snider)Restaurants...

Treasure Island Music Festival Shores Up in Oakland

admin October 27, 2018

International performance group “Big Nazo” entertains crowds with bizarre and hilarious music and creative costumes. Thousands turned out for the weekend-long festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline...

Exploring shades and hues

admin September 29, 2018

By Spencer Bell For those who appreciate creative skill and imagination, “Fall from Grace” is a beautiful and emotionally powerful art show at the Laney College Photography Department gallery...

Park Jam sizzles

admin September 8, 2018

By Michelle Snider In the spacious outdoor area of the Oakland Museum of California, “Park Jam” had its first premiere. Headliner Daveed Diggs, who performed with his hip-hop group, “clipping.”,...

Art for peace

admin May 29, 2018

by Alice Robinson Laney student Tsungwei Moo with a sculpture of her now-deceased boyfriend, Ricardo Distin, who was shot and killed in 2017. (Photos by Nicole Lovett)Tsungwei Moo toiled steadily...

Ceramics loses only full-time instructor, no replacement in the works

admin May 29, 2018

by Alice Robinson Ceramics Instructor Larry Henderson, near a kiln he recently repaired. Henderson said that around 150 students took his ceramics classes during the 2018 spring semester. (Photo...

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