Hayes Valley Art Works presents “Plein Air Travels”, paintings by Lucia Gonnella,
- Opening Sat. 4/6, 3-6 p.m.
- Plein air watercolor workshop with the artist Sat. April 20, 1-3 p.m.
- Artist will also be at the gallery Sat. April 13, 1-4 p.m.
Hayes Valley Art Works is pleased to present “Plein Air Travels,” an exhibition of paintings by Lucia Gonnella. Lucia is a San Francisco based Plein Air artist; all her paintings are done “alla prima”, started and completed outdoors. Her work aims to seize a moment of life on a canvas using acrylics, watercolors, black ink and oils in a vibrating and spontaneous sketching.
Born in Bari, Italy, Lucia showed an early passion for painting and drawing. She studied design, composition and figure art at the Academy of Brera in Milan and pottery at Cova School in Milan, and studied painting at the studio of Sergio Albano in Turin. She took part in the exhibitions of the Perrone Group, a group created by Mr. Albano, and in the exhibitions of the Brera Group in Milan and Isola Comacina at Lake Cuomo.
Lucia exhibits frequently at Live Worms Gallery in North Beach, and is a member of City Art Gallery. Lucia has traveled extensively in Europe, Nepal, and the United States, and taught French and Italian in Belgium for six years. She splits her time between San Francisco and Italy, two places and cultures that equally nuture her artist soul.
Exhibition runs April 5 – 28, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 11 am-4 pm.
Image: View of Coit Tower from Filbert Street. Watercolor and Ink
Exhibition: Community Sandwich
Reception: Friday, December 7, 2-6 pm
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 2 10am – 2pm
Ornament and Card Making with Dena & Babs
Wreath Making with Friends of the Urban Forest
Saturday December 8 10am – 2pm
Workshop**: “Deck the Halls” with artist Catherine Sherman
Cookie Decorating sponsored by Three Babes Bakeshop
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.
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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” 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.”
More info at http://www.philippejestin.com
All Natural Materials, and Plug
Artist: Todd Young
Todd’s playful sense of humor and whimsy shines through in these two wonderful additions to the sculpture garden.
More info about Todd on Hoodline
SFSU Student Exhibition
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.
Saturday, Dec 8, 1-4 pm
‘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.
Exhibition runs November 2-25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-8 pm.
Hayes Valley Art Works presents “Creatures: A Show of Paintings and Prints” by Barbara Oplinger in our gallery.
Bay Area artist Barbara Oplinger brings her love and sensitivity for all animals – and the necessity of dogs in her life – to the canvas in this exhibit of recent work. Her colorful paintings express devotion to all kinds of creatures with whimsy and metaphor. Barbara earned her BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Her studies in painting, sculpture, stained glass and animation led to eclectic art commissions and a variety of employment, including mask maker for the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” clay sculptor for Grandmaster Flash’s “U Know What Time It Is” video claymation, and pictorial billboard painter. “Creatures” features images of animals she has known or admired.
An opening reception will be held Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm at HVAW Gallery, 295 Oak Street, San Francisco. The exhibition runs November 2 – 25, 2018. For more information, please visit www.hayesvalleyartworks.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Art with internationally known artist Todd Young and political artist David Duckworth
Join us for a fun mid-summer art making and refreshments as we celebrate the Summer Pop-Up exhibition — sign up to volunteer at Hayes Valley Art Works!
Learn some of the secrets of internationally know artist Todd Young as he leads visitors in making butterflies from feathers and bees from secret ingredients! Later, David Duckworth will demonstrate brush and ink techniques, with watercolor. And a surprise guest may join us to teach tie-dye techniques!
1-3: Todd Young, Bee and Butterfly making
3-5: David Duckworth demonstrates ink and watercolor techniques
Artist Todd Young unveils his new piece, “All Natural Ingredients” – he will teach us how to make the butterflies and bees that populate the piece.
Free, donations welcome. All ages.
“All Natural Ingredients,” mixed media, 2018, Todd Young (artist pictured to right of piece)