Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shalinee Kumari: Mithila Painter

Shalinee Kumari is having her first solo show in the US at the Frey Norris Gallery. She is from Bihar, India and paints in the Mithila style. Her interpretations of Krishna and world events are fresh and beautifully conceived.

Sketch Tuesday at 111 Minna

Looked in on Sketch Tuesday at 111 Minna last night. Featured artists were elbow to elbow at the center table. Their works were up for sale later. Loitering on the side tables and sofas were lots of young artists sketching too. Next time I'm going to bring my baseball photos to sketch. Fun!

Audrey's 60th Birthday Bash

We celebrated Audrey's 60th birthday by dancing the salsa at the Cheryl Burke dance studio. It was a lot of fun learning the salsa and marenge. Afterwards we feted at the Axis cafe.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Polyglot: Expressive Media in Bookarts

I went to the Polyglot reception last night at the Gualala Arts Center. The Arts Center was in a wonderful setting, nestle among redwoods. Lots of beautiful and unusual books in this show, made with all kinds of materials. I'll add a slideshow a little later.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shadowplay #3

I've been participating in a round-robin art project with members of NCWCA with the theme, "Shadowplay." This is my third piece, inspired by Judy Shintani's second piece and South African artist, William Kentridge. It's an altered book incorporating dictionary pages, old postcards from the Uffizi and a Rolling Stones song. What a pleasure to make this piece and to play back all those sexy Stones songs.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

ArtSpan Tour des Artistes #1

ArtSpan conducted its first Tour des Artistes for 18 art-loving viewers. They visited six studios in the Mission District and got to learn first-hand how artists work and create. The artists visited were Cynthia Tom, Jennifer Ewing, Clare Kuo, Katja Leibenath, Silvia Poloto and Liz Mamorsky. The viewers were exposed to different artists' media and styles, saw completed works as well as works in progress, listened to artists' presentatons, asked questions and enjoyed a variety of refreshments and drinks.

Southern Exposure Fundraiser at Electric Works

Last night we went to a crowded fundraiser for SoEx at Electric Works. Lots of young, hipster art collectors and interesting pieces up for silent and live auctions. The bidding was spirited and art pieces went quickly.

Hearts of San Francisco: Rebecca Fox

Finally viewed Rebecca Fox's "heart" at Mission Creek Park. I loved her meticulous metal work and the gorgeous patina on this bound and open heart. It's perfectly positioned across the water from San Francisco houseboats.