A showcase of 20 emerging Bay Area Artists in the Hayes Valley Art Works Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Advanced art students at San Francisco State University, led by Professor Mike Arcega, will showcase individual and group artworks. Please join us for the reception of the work focused on art and social function and their engagement with Hayes Valley Art Works.
Sunday December 16 10am – 2pm
Wreath Making with Community Grows
Card making with artist Michelle Echenique
Cookie Decorating sponsored by Three Babes Bakeshop
In partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Hayes Valley Art Works, Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) offers living, potted Christmas trees in November and December each year. FUF Green Christmas Trees are better for the environment than traditional dead trees. They reduce waste and post-holiday litter — and once they’re planted on the streets of San Francisco, they’ll provide benefits for generations. FUF offers species that are popular choices for beautifying the streets of San Francisco, such as Primrose, Fruitless Olive, and Fern Pine.
In addition to warm cider from FUF, Hayes Valley Art Works will be hosting crafts with an assortment of holiday DIY projects.
If All My Thoughts Were Spoken: I – VI Rikki List’s interactive panels in the garden
International media artist Rikki List’s six interactive panels on dry-erase material allow visitors to write their own thought bubbles with dry erase pens. Stop by and watch this piece evolve – and participate!
Red Means Stop Artist: Michael Goldman
Passersby find their attention arrested by this wonderful sculpture on Lot S. Michael Goldman’s sculptures were recently exhibited in San Francisco, Denver, and Poughkeepsie. “Red Means Stop” is available for purchase ($150). More info at http://www.consolidatedstudios.com/art.html
Totem and Second Wind Artist: Michelle Echenique
Michelle Echenique works with reclaimed material, including natural debris such as the trellis in Totem. She created these pieces specifically for HVAW’s garden.
More info: michelleechenique.com
Honey Bear Artist: fnnch “Honey Bear” was fnnch’s first sculpture, created for Burning Man 2016. The honey bear is a universal symbol of happiness, spreading surprise and delight. These positive emotions then entice the viewer to think differently about the space in which the bear exists.
For more information, visit fnnch.com
Upon a TIme Artist: Phillipe Jestin
“My work is inspired by the human figure and finding ways to create an object visually ambiguous, offering different lectures between the figurative and the abstract, going back and forth, open to the potential of a fluid perception.”
Ok, look. It’s the holly daze. The time of year everyone is running around trying to do everything and visit everyone and go to all the parties.
I’m here to tell you – just take a long winter’s nap. In a Santa cap.
It works for me. You might feel a little silly at first, but trust me – you will wake up refreshed on January 1st, and all the madness will be over.
Meantime – if you must join the hustle and bustle, please do stop in the garden for some pets and crafts. I’ll be there napping in the greenery.
You can’t miss me.
I’ll be the cat
in the Santa hat.
SFSU Student Exhibition Community Sandwich:
Exhibition by the Art & Social Function Class Reception Friday, December 7, 2-6 pm
Advanced art students at San Francisco State University, led by Professor Mike Arcega, will install group projects in the sculpture gallery. In addition, they will exhibit individual artworks in the gallery and gardens. Please join us for the exciting reveal of their semester of work focused on art and social function and their engagement with Hayes Valley Art Works.
‘Tis the Season! Join our community of crafters to create holiday “festoonery” and garlands for decking your halls and walls. We’ll also create a colorful community bunting to decorate Hayes Valley Art Works. Participants will receive instruction for creating their own buntings using paper or fabric. Led by artist Catherine Sherman.
Click HERE to register, or drop by.
Hayes Valley artists will exhibit recent work in the “hidden” garden at Church of the Advent, 261 Fell Street, between Franklin and Gough Streets in San Francisco, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from noon till 4 p.m.
Free admission, family friendly, and a great opportunity to meet friends and neighbors in beautiful Hayes Valley. “Art In The Garden” is hosted by Hayes Valley Art Works and Church of the Advent. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.