Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Fishwrap; Open Studios, Asian Art Museum, Festival of Lights, Rick Paulus Calligraphy

Arc Studios: Priscilla Otani in Studio # 207 with Tanya Wilkinson. Book "No Monkeys"
Fernando Reyes at the McRoksey Building, 3rd floor.
I will visit as many as I can, as long as my strength holds out: SF Open Studios Weekend Two: Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Western Addition, NOPA, Hayes Valley, Low

But top of the list are:
Journal Building Artist Residency
1540 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102

Friday, 10/21, 6pm-9pm: Preview Party
Saturday, 10/22, 11am-6pm: Open Studios
Sunday, 10/23: 11am-6pm: Open Studios

Resident Artists:
Tisha Kenny, Sophia Lee, Shane Izykowski, Sonia Leticia, Lexie Bouwsma, Sherry Schaffer, Nancer Lemoins, Rachel Styer, Ana Aranda, Uma Rani Iyli, Denise Laws, Le BohemianMuse, Claire Elliot, Hannah Marie Stahulak, Addendum24, Taiko Fujimura, Jana Grover, Salome Milstead

Guest Artists:
Ned Axthelm, Ivan Bajinov, Katie Chin, Gabriela Cobar, Russel Kiehn, Jeffrey Nemeroff, Darren Sears, Melissa Shanley, Lena Shey, Elena Zolotnitsky, Yuri Boyko

Eric of 3fish studios: Last night I went to the Hotel Biron (45 Rose St) to see Eric of 3 Fish Studio's wood cuts - great work which reminds me of Tom Killion, The bar is a tiny, tiny hole in the wall and if you are walking quickly, you will miss it: I was introduced to him by Michael Yochum:  Link to Eric’s website:

Arc Studios and Gallery: Preparation for Open Studio kicks into high gear! They have 24 artists exhibiting at Arc Studios. Come visit us Friday evening from 6-9 or over the weekend from 11-6. 1246 Folsom Street.

Open Studios at the McRoksey Building, 3rd floor.   McRoskey, 1687 Market St @ Gough

For those going to Berkeley, the Berkeley Public Museum has a fantastic calligraphy exhibit by Rick Palus, the official White House Calligrapher.

"From the White House to the Sea: A Calligrapher's Journey"

Come to the 5th floor Art & Music Department to view From the White House to the Sea: A Calligrapher's Journey - an exhibit showcasing the work of calligrapher Rick Paulus. See examples of his impressive work as chief calligrapher of the White House and calligrapher to five secretaries of state, as well as recently created works celebrating the sea. Come back on October 17 to hear the artist talk about his art, his experiences at the White House, and the great changes in calligraphy as we enter the digital age.
You can see more of his work on his website and

The Asian Art Museum is hosting the "Festival of Lights (Divali)"

The Festival of Lights launches The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe with performances, storytelling, art projects, henna and fun. Watch an awe-inspiring Bharatanatyam performance, make a diya lamp, and hear about the abduction of Sita as told by a museum storyteller!

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