Sunday Feb 3: Opening Reception: IMAGINE

Hayes Valley Art Works presents

IMAGINE: Asian inspired artwork celebrating the Lunar New Year

Exhibition runs February 1 – 28, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 3, 1-4 pm

The exhibition features the work of six Bay Area artists: Eric Broers, Katherine Chen, Tisha Kenny, Alice Koswara, Sophia Lee and Earl Speas.

hvaw imagine flyer year of pigEric Broers, originally from Chicago, has been in San Francisco for the past decade. He works with sumi, gouache, brush and paper. Painter, ceramicist and flower arranger Katherine Chen was born in Taiwan and grew up in a traditional Chinese family, where she was exposed to the Chinese arts in daily life. Tisha Kenny studied Chinese brush painting and ikebana for 32 years, and her work focuses on floral and scenic depictions. Alice Koswara’s work draws inspiration from her collections of vintage ephemera and old movies; she works with watercolor, ink and acyrlilc. Sophia Lee’s painting features intuitive calligraphy, capturing the movement of flowers through the brush strokes. Curating the show is Earl Speas, who uses traditional materials – ink and brush on rice paper – to capture movement and life, making the brush dance and the ink sing.

IMAGINE will run February 1 – February 28, 2019. It is open to the public starting Friday, February 1st.  An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, February 3 from 1-4pm.   Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-4pm and by appointment. For additional information, please visit our website hayesvalleyartworks.org, or contact hvawsf@gmail.com