Opening Reception

Pop Up: Uneasy Structures

March 4 – 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4th, 2:00 – 4:00pm

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Join us for the opening of Uneasy Structures!

This pop-up group exhibition features work by six West Coast artists, Ian Dolton-Thornton, Cara Levine, Bailey Hikawa, Rachel Higgins, Lisa Rybovich Crallé and Emma Spertus. This event will also feature performances throughout the reception.

“Uneasy Structures” is an emergent installation combining a range of large-scale sculpture practices at an outdoor, public space. Through a variety of materials and scale, each of the six artists explore concepts of borders, fences, corporations, networks, and divisions in relationship to public space. Installed within a fenced-in area, this concept becomes even more heightened. With materials ranging from bread to styrofoam to plywood, there is an inherent need to create in our current unstable moment. This emergent and adaptive way of bringing six artists together is a necessary way of utilizing creative thinking moving forward.

“Uneasy Structures” will be on view through Sunday, March 18th.

This exhibition was organized by Emma Spertus and Samantha Reynolds, Art Program Coordinators for Hayes Valley Art Works under Project O.

Project O identifies public spaces in San Francisco to provide emerging and experimental artists with exhibition and residency spaces. By organizing artists and partnering with local art organizations, Project O creates accessible art spaces for the local community and greater Bay Area to enjoy. Bay Area artists experimenting and developing new ideas are at the center of Project O’s focus and support.

Love In 2017

Join us on Sunday, February 26th, 12:00pm- 4:00pm on the corner of Octavia and Hayes St.

During the month of St. Valentine’s, we call on you to counter hate by creating cards for those in need of love.

Michelle Echenique, a mixed-media artist and Hayes Valley Art Works volunteer, will be facilitating a creative space to invite participants to create a love note for anyone in need: friends, family, acquaintances, community leaders, refugees, immigrants, the homeless and others.

A Love-In is a gathering or party at which people are encouraged to express feelings of friendship and love, associated with the hippies of the 1960s. It has been interpreted in different ways by different organizations, but is often connected to protesting local, social or environmental issues. This event is part of the 100 Days Action initiative. 

Present Ground Opens Saturday, October 1, 4 – 7pm

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Image: Elizabeth Sims, 12-20 Breaths Per Minute, 2016, suminagashi ink print and graphite on paper, 30 x 44”

Join us for the opening reception of Hayes Valley Art Works’ second open call Present Ground on Saturday, October 1 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The opening reception will feature a live performance by Georgia Carbone. Present Ground is free and open to the public.

Curated by Samantha Reynolds, Present Ground features work by Johnna Arnold, Andrea Bacigalupo, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Consolidated Studios (Michael Goldman), Yvette Dibos, Ricki Dwyer, Michelle Echenique, Daniel Farnan, fnnch, Kevin Haas, Amy Lange, Emily Peckenham, Cait Petersen, Julia Rittereiser, Stephen Santamaria, Elizabeth Sims, Mike River Stackwell and Joshua Peder Stulen.

Fore more details about the exhibition, please visit here.

Participatory Art Workshop with Sonja Hinrichsen – Saturday, May 21st

Participants of all ages are invited to join local artist Sonja Hinrichsen for an interactive workshop to create a piece of public art to be displayed at Hayes Valley Art Works.

“I hope that my works help arouse appreciation and consciousness for the natural world. Modern society is becoming increasingly disconnected from nature. I believe, however, that for a successful future of humanity it is essential that we re-gain a greater awareness of our planet’s life and tune ourselves in with the natural world, understand it better and take better stewardship thereof.”

Learn more about Sonja’s work at www.sonja-hinrichsen.com

Space will be limited, and registration will open on Thursday, May 12th.  More details will be available at that time – stay tuned!

Register on Eventbrite →


Participatory Art Workshop with Sonja Hinrichsen  
Details 

Dates: Saturday, May 21st, 1-5pm
Event Category: Community Events, Workshops
Register on Eventbrite →

Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map →

With the help of Abuntoo, a new fundraising platform where donors can pick rewards offered by a local business as a thank-you gift, we are launching a month-long campaign to raise $3,000 for a new project for the site, ‘A Walk Through Time’, which will combine art with an interactive narrative history of Hayes Valley.  To support the project and to receive rewards from local businesses like CityRide Bike Rentals, visit Abuntoo at www.abuntoo.io.

Hayes Valley Throw Down – May 21 & May 22

We are presenting a special all day wheel throwing demo and real time ceramic sale in support of upcoming arts programing at Hayes Valley Art Works.

Come watch professional potters make beautiful functional items on the wheel, and if you like anything you can purchase it and pick it up once it’s fired. You are also invited to get your hands dirty in our drop-in hand building studio, and for a donation can get your work fired too. Bring the kids, bring the crafty, and bring a picnic to hang out awhile.

Participating Potters:
Jessica Niello
Amanda Kennedy
Emma Spertus
Andrea Hurley

RSVP on Eventbrite →

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Ceramic Throwdown!  
Details 

Dates: Saturday, May 21st, 10am-5pm & Sunday, May 22nd, 9am-12pm
Event Category: Community Events
RSVP on Eventbrite →

Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map →

With the help of Abuntoo, a new fundraising platform where donors can pick rewards offered by a local business as a thank-you gift, we are launching a month-long campaign to raise $3,000 for a new project for the site, ‘A Walk Through Time’, which will combine art with an interactive narrative history of Hayes Valley.  To support the project and to receive rewards from local businesses like CityRide Bike Rentals, visit Abuntoo at www.abuntoo.io.

Labyrinth Design with Mary Teetor – Saturday, April 30th, 1pm

You are invited to Hayes Valley Art Works on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm.

We will be joined by Mary Teetor, Hayes Valley artist and labyrinth designer.

Rain or shine, Mary will lead us as we build a new labyrinth of her design.

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Labyrinth Design with Mary Teetor 
Details 

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Event Category: Community Events
Event on FB →

Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map →

With the help of Abuntoo, a new fundraising platform where donors can pick rewards offered by a local business as a thank-you gift, we are launching a month-long campaign to raise $3,000 for a new project for the site, ‘A Walk Through Time’, which will combine art with an interactive narrative history of Hayes Valley.  To support the project and to receive rewards from local businesses like CityRide Bike Rentals, visit Abuntoo at www.abuntoo.io.