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.
Eric 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Find the events on Facebook here.
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
Please email us ASAP for the show opening December 9
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.