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If you are in Oakland today (Friday March 28th) I invite you to please stop by our pop up MAP installation! From noon – 3pm we will be setting up across the street from Berkeley Bowl and from 6pm – 8pm we will be in front of the Compound Gallery. This installation is happening in conjunction with satellite programming surrounding the Southern Graphics Council which is happening in the Bay Area this year.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

http://thecompoundgallery.com/

1167 65th St, Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 601-1702

 

http://sgcinternational.org/

 

In addition to the MAP installation, this amazing programming will be taking place at Compound Gallery throughout the day:

 

Art Hazelwood will be all day at the Compound Gallery in Oakland. There is an exhibition in the main gallery called, It’s Alive… four of his students from the San Francisco Art Institute are participating, Moonyoung Sung, Mari Pinotti, Dianna Settles, and Jaymie Johnson

http://sgcisanfrancisco.org/its-alive/

Together with Katya McCulloch Art organized a show of prints in the smaller gallery by inmate artists of the San Quentin Prison Arts Project

http://sgcisanfrancisco.org/san-quentin-prison-arts-project/

In the course of the day 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm The Great Tortilla Conspiracy will be serving edible, topical printed tortillas.
http://sgcisanfrancisco.org/the-great-tortilla-conspiracy/

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In the Battle of the Bay, Art will be engaging in woodcut struggle with renowned conceptualist Imin Yeh.

If you get a chance please check out this article on my current body of work:

http://issuu.com/articulaction/docs/articulaction_art_review_-_march_20/28?e=7463746/7143342

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In On The Road  MAP artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari will be walking the length of the 49 Mile Scenic Drive in San Francisco over the course of three days (3/13 – 3/15) in March 2014. Each day they will set up temporary interactive art installation at three sites, along the route. Once the walk is completed on March 15th they will hike into Alter Space Gallery at 7pm for the opening of Wabi/Sabi, a show curated by the MicroCilmate Collective. That evening they will set up a final interactive art project and install the equipment used in the expedition as well as documentation of the project created en-route for a one-month installation in the gallery.

A second component to the project is an interactive online map. Anyone can participate in the project starting March 13th at:  http://scenic49.herokuapp.com/

A huge thanks to Nico Crissafulli and Bryan Kahler for helping us develop this interactive online component.

 

MicroClimate Collective presents Wabi Sabi, an exhibition of artwork in multiple genres exploring impermanence, imperfection, and the accidental.  We hope you can join us for the opening reception next Saturday, March 15th from 7-10pm which includes an alchemical painting performance by Tobias Tovera, an live screen print created on the gallery wall by Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland (with gallery attendees), and an interactive postcard installation by Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) – Peter Foucault & Chris Treggiari, which will mark the culmination of a 49 mile hike of inquiry through several rapidly changing neighborhoods of San Francisco.  In conjunction with the Wabi Sabi opening reception is an installation of found doors by the jail cell resident artist, Yulia Pinkusevich.

Glenna Cole Allee and Victoria Mara Heilweil
MicroClimate Collective


Exhibition Dates: March 15th – April 12th, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15th, 7-10pm  

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 2-5pm

Alter Space logoAlter Space
1158 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
415.735.1158
alterspace.co

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 1-6pm (or by appointment)

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese school of aesthetics inspired by Taoist and Buddhist philosophies that embraces the timeworn, the weathered, and the accidental. Asymmetry, irregularity, economy, and intimacy are key aspects; beauty waits to be discovered in the unpredictable and evolving nature of materials and form.

These ideas stand in contrast to the seamless perfection of design and built-in obsolescence that characterize the current tech-centric era. Wabi Sabi celebrates historicity by highlighting the cracks and crevices left by use. It is temporal, reflecting mortality and humanity by focusing upon the fragility and mutability of life. Accidental fissures pierce the veneer of the seemingly finished and complete. Layers of decay and erosion create visual maps of experience.

Participating Artists:
Timothy Armstrong
Alexis Arnold
Jennifer Brandon
Caroline Hayes Charuk
Adam Donnelly & David Janesko
Alicia Escott
Rodney Ewing
Laura Boles Faw
Peter Foucault & Chris Treggiari (MAP)
Julia Goodman
Clint Imboden
Kim Kei
Kija Lucas
Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland
Nigel Poor
Zachary Royer Scholz
Dimitra Skandali
Claudia Tennyson
Tobias Tovera
Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky

Curated by MicroClimate Collective

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Artwork Credit (left to right): Adam Donnelly & David Janesko, Dimitra Skandali, Jennifer Brandon

http://alterspace.co/

If your in the Mission on Friday tonight I invite you to please stop by Public Works and check out this event created by WanderArt, a curitorial collective that will be featuring works by local artists that will be displayed on the interior of BART cars in 2014.
Hope to see you there!
Public Works is located in the Mission District, San Francisco at 161 Erie Street (off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.) San Francisco, CA 94103

Art on BART

There’ll be live painting, live music, a talk and Q&A session with the six Art on BART artists. Plus a pop-up gallery and a silent auction featuring original paintings, prints and sculptures by some very talented Bay Area artists.

Friday, March 7, 2014 5:00pm until 9:00pm

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861500358/art-on-bart

I invite you to please stop by and check out my first solo show at K. Imperial Fine Art. On display are a selection of new works on paper, really excited about these new multi-media pieces. Hope to see you at the opening reception, details are below!

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to announce, Collective Topographies a solo exhibition featuring gallery artist Peter Foucault. Collective Topographies will showcase Foucault’s newest body of work, inspired by his interest in cartography, chance systems in mark making, and the destructive/generative forces in nature and physics. The show opens March 6, 2014 with an artist talk and demonstration on March 8, from 2 -3pm and a reception for the artist to follow from 3-5pm.

Collective Topographies will be on view through the month of March. For further information or to enquire about the work please contact 415.277.7230 or meghan@kimperialfineart.com. K. Imperial Fine Art is located at 49 Geary, suite 440. Tuesday – Friday 11am -6pm, Saturday 11am-5:30 and by appointment.

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After Glow #2, mixed media on paper, 22″x30″, 2014

 

I invite you to stop by this amazing evening of performances by local artists! I will be presenting a new drawing based piece titled “The Pit and the Pendulum”

http://www.somarts.org/

SOMArts Cultural Center

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Friends of SOMArts,

When you visit the gallery at SOMArts, you may not notice it. It’s just a hole in the ground–– a former sand casting pit and a remnant of the building’s industrial past. But this Saturday, January 4, 2014, 5:58pm–midnight, thanks to the creativity of more than 150 Bay Area time-based artists, “The Hole” transforms into the site of something truly special: a 6-hour marathon of radical self-expression and experimentation.

Get your tickets to 100 Performances for The Hole and discover 100 edgy, grotesque, dirty, gentle, funny, confusing, humble, exhilarating, explosive, and rebellious 2-minute performances. There’s a limited number of VIP tickets with beer sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing and discounted ticket options for students, working artists & others on a budget.

We hope you’ll join SOMArts in welcoming in a new year of art that is culturally engaged, deeply social and political, and thrillingly experimental with this unique spectrometer for time-based art! If you’re out of town, you can still tune in–– performances will be broadcast live on San Francisco’s public access station SF Commons (Comcast Channel 76, Astound Channel 30) and will stream online here.

Happy new year!

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who came out and participated in this event on Saturday Nov. 23rd, what amazing projects and performances were happening at YBCA! Here are some pics of “Attraction/Repulsion:Redux XVI” my interactive robotic drawing machine that was set up in the Grand Lobby. It was a great success and  so many people participated in helping to make a brand new large scale drawing!

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Grand Lobby, Screening Room, Third Street Courtyard, Youth Arts Lounge
FREE w/ RSVP
More info & RSVP at http://ybca.org/art-and-ideasYBCA invites you to participate in a one-day interactive festival in conjunction with the Dissident Futures visual arts exhibit in our Downstairs Gallery. The festival will bring our communities together to explore and investigate possible futures envisioned by artists, urban planners, environmentalists, scientists, robotic experts, designers, programmers, and food activists through dynamic workshops, lectures, performances, interactive media, music, and more.The worldwide effort to consider and shape the future is being conducted by a diverse number of artists, scientists, teachers, and activists. In the Bay Area, there are a wealth of future-facing projects, many involving practical innovations in technology and science. Some of these creative and pragmatic endeavors are informed by utopian dreams and fueled by a local culture that looks to the future with hope and optimism for what may come. The breadth of ideas and emergent forms ranges vastly, and given the rising pace of these activities and aspirations for the future, it is an exciting time for us to look critically at the participants in this conversation.

We want to bring people together in dialogue with members of our Bay Area community who have the tools to envision a future that expands beyond the best of our aspirations and builds on our technological advances, while also keeping in check negative realities such as climate change, rising income inequalities, and gaps in power distribution and influence. We seek to look at the entire ecology and foster discussions that move us toward a world we can help to create.

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A Partial List of Participants:

Architects /Designers /Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) – Raphael Sperry and Deanna VanBuren

Black Futurist Arts Collective

Brontez Purnell

Code for America – Mike Migurski CTO of CfA , Cyd Harrell, CfA’s UI/UX Evangelist

Jaime Cortez with L.M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford

Fantastic Futures Project

Future Cities Lab (Jason Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)

Peter Foucault

GAFFTA – Josette Melchor

Green House Project – Juan Carlos Cancino and David Gabriner

Kyle Herbert with Jenifer Wofford

Ray Gilstrap AMES NASA

Kanari Productions

Institute For The Future Future for Good Fellows: Milton Chen, Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Sam Gregory, Shannon Spanhake, David Thigpen, Ariel Waldman

Walidah Imarisha

Takehito Etani

Long Now Foundation – Manual for Civilization

Majos

Maker Cities

Dorothy Santos with An Xiao Mina and Ben Valentine

DJ. Patrick Lotilla

Pangea

Kal Spelletich

Young Artists at Work

Young Gifted and Black

Video Game Monologues

Michael Zheng with Amber St. Germaine
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SCHEDULE:

YBCA FRONT PLAZA

Takehito Etani, “Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants – Footprints from the Future”
Front Plaza 12-8pm

GRAND LOBBY
Opening Remarks and Presentations 12pm-1pm

ADPSR, Raphael Sperry and Deanna VanBuren, “Human Rights and Healing: Architects As Change Agents” 12:15PM

Ray Gilstrap Opening Talk: “Where Science Meets Marginalized Communities” Forum Area 12:30-1pm

ADPSR, Grand Lobby BOOTH 12-8pm
GAFFTA, “The Crank” BOOTH 12-8pm
Young Artists at Work, Ficto Criticism Gallery Tour 2pm
Young Gifted and Black BOOTH 12-8pm
Peter Foucault, “Attraction/Repulsion” BOOTH 12-8pm
Fantastic Futures Project, “What Does the Future Sound Like?” Installation 12-8pm (plus workshop in RBI)
Institute For The Future, “Creating a Future for Good: Join the Movement” BOOTH 12-8pm
Takehito Etani, “Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants – Footprints from the Future”
Installation and Workshop 12-8pm

SCREENING ROOM
Presentations

Future Cities Lab, Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, “The Hydramax Trilogy” 1pm- 2:30pm
Code For America, Cyd Harrell UX Evangelist and Michal Migurski CTO, “Designing a New Citizenship” 2:30-4:00pm
Institute For The Future Fellows, “Creating a Future For Good: Join the Movement” 4-5:30pm
Jaime Cortez , Larry M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford, “InsTED Talks” 5:30-7pm
Lian Amaris, “The Video Game Monologues” Play Performance 8pm-9:15pm

YAW LOUNGE
Panel/Workshops

Walidah Imarisha, “Collective Visionary Storytelling/Writing Workshop: How does Sci-fi inform social movements” 1-2:30pm
Long Now Foundation, “The Manual for Civilization” 2:30-4:00pm
GAFFTA, “Creative Technology for Social Good and Urban Prototyping” 3:15pm-4:00pm
Green House Project, “Urban Agriculture – Rethinking Urban Density” 4:00pm-5:30pm
Kal Spelletich, “Research and Survival In The Arts” 5:30-7:00pm
Dorothy Santos, Ben Valentine, and An Xiao Mina, “The Honeymoon’s Over: Arts and Culture Criticism in the Age of Networked Power” 8pm-9:15pm

SCULPTURE COURT : FOOD , MUSIC and PERFORMANCES

MAKER CITIES booths
Performance by Young Gifted and Black 1:30 pm and 7pm
Performance by Kyle Herbert and Jenifer Wofford Time TBA
Futuristic Pillow Fight with Brontez Purnell 2:30pm
Sounds provided by DJ Patrick Lotilla 12-8pm
Live Music provided by Kanari Productions featuring Majos and Pangea F.C. Black Futurist Arts Collective

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For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit www.ybca.org

YBCA galleries are FREE to the public on the first Tuesday of every month. FREE First Tuesday is made possible in part by YBCA’s Directors Forum Members

Enjoy same-day gallery admission with all YBCA paid events.

Join YBCA:You and receive FREE admission to every YBCA performance, film, exhibition, and special event! www.ybca.org/you

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