MY NAME IS LARISSA LOUISE.

I am a Human American Woman. This is my Art. Period.

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Do You Have Kids?

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I am an Oaklander and live walking distance from the Fruitvale BART station. On Friday, July 12, 2013, I attended the opening night of the film, Fruitvale Station, at The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA with my husband and a friend. Fruitvale Station is the biographical story of Oscar Grant, a young black father shot in a case of racially motivated violence by police at the Fruitvale BART station on New Years Day in 2009. The docu-drama outlines the last day...

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Are You Free?

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Every July 4th, the United States of America celebrates Independence Day, the recognized birth of our nation. It is often acknowledged as a celebration of freedom. I ask you, are you free? Can you be free while women and people of color must fight to be treated as equal in humanity, value and dignity to white men? Even in the United States, women are still on the defensive protecting the right to own our bodies. Though I wouldn't trade it for anything, being a woman is too ofte...

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Minutes At The Clock Tower

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday notebooks with the new Clock Tower logo arrived at CTSG! $15 plus tax and you can keep your own minutes in CTSG style. Email Larissa@clocktoweroakland.com.


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Twists On Old Favorites

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Pesto Topped Morel & Asparagus "Risotto"   with Caramelized Fig & Baby Spinach   Summer Salad

serves 6

"Risotto" means "rice". The traditional dish is made with arborio rice, a short grain, extra starchy rice. It is delicious. I've made a twist on risotto and have made it in this recipe with pearl barley. Pesto is traditionally made with basil and pine nuts. Here I have used basil an...

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Balanced & On Time

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This past week both the State of California and the City of Oakland passed balanced budgets on time; a fact that stands alone as newsworthy. On Saturday, June 29, 2013 from noon to 2 PM California District 18 Assemblymember, Rob Bonta held a Town Hall meeting at the Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation at 1740 Fruitvale Ave., in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood to discuss details of the State's budget. Approximately 30 people ...

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High On The Horizon...

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Today marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere but the sun isn't the only thing high on the horizon at The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery. Here are a couple new things since sharing my summer plans...


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Clock Tower Summer Plans

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello folks.


Got plans for Summer 2013?  Mark your calendars. Some exciting special events and changes are on the horizon for The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery at Oakland, California's Historic Cotton Mill Studios. This is the plan...


The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery (CTSG) has adopted Calcot ...

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