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  • Afterlife in the Age of the Internet? Meet Cara Rose DeFabio

            Cara is a performer and dancer. Most recently her one woman piece  “AFTER THE TONE” was awarded Best of Fringe at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. “After the Tone employs texting tricks, talking ipads and audience interaction to investigate afterlife in the age of the internet” “As we increasingly rely on technology to remember, are we surrendering our power to forget? Cara Rose DeFabio explores stories of how digital debris has transformed the mourning process and […]

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  • Clash of the Titans

    Culture Connect visits the opening of Clash of the Titans, a 1:6 toy show at 1:AM gallery in San Francisco. Curated by James Brown, the show features samples and prototypes from TITANFALL by Joel Emslie and Respawn Entertainment, toys from 1000toys, Winson Ma, HiKiKoMoRi Studio, Kenny Wong, and RC Works.

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  • Ralph Carney and Serious “JASS”

    Ralph Carney taps into a repertoire of instruments and compositions that place him both in a “historical” and “hysterical” adventure playing now what he calls “serious jass”.  Ralph has “invigorated the work of musicians as varied as Tom Waits, Frank Black, The B-52′s and the Black Keys.

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  • Mister Wa’s Film Adventures: “Children of the Cockettes”

    Through the lens of The Cockettes’ heritage, Mister WA explores the free-spirited and non-conformist performance torches carried by the likes of Thrillpeddlers, Trannyhack and Peaches Christ. This organically-developed documentary investigates the current resurgence of glam gender performances and theater of the ridiculous in contemporary San Francisco. The free-form documentary integrates The Cockettes’ esthetics down to its narrative as it weaves a cinematic quilt of queer art, performance, LGBT community, music and glamor unique to San Francisco. This project feeds off of hundreds of hours of video […]

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  • Renaissance Man: Christopher Bernard: Poet, Novelist, Filmmaker

          Christopher grew up near the Atlantic seaboard, the farm country of eastern Pennsylvania and the high deserts of Mexico. He immersed  himself in Russian fiction, English poetry, and the music of Wagner, Beethoven, and Bruckner. He began writing his own stories, poems, plays, novels, essays and composing classical music.  His poems and fiction have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies throughout the United States.  Christopher help found the literary and arts magazine Caveat Lector, which, with […]

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  • “Floating Geometric Patterns” by Artist Sabine Reckewell

    “Sabine Reckewell’s large-scale three-dimensional drawings in space are inspired by minimalist and conceptual art of the 1960s and ‘70s as well as her own background in design and fiber art. With modest tools – a hammer, pushpins, ribbon and a measuring tape – she creates complex geometric patterns that appear to float in mid-air. The ordinarily hard lines of these shapes are softened by the pliable property of her material and the effects of gravity. Through repetition, Reckewell is able […]

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  • Animation that captures the imagination: Charlie Corriea

    Charlie Corriea is a San Francisco based animator.  A graduate of SF State, Charlie received the Gordon Thomas Memorial Scholarship in Animation for 2008 as well as the prestigious Princess Grace Honorarium. Fu-de has since been screened at numerous local film festivals and won honors, including Best Emerging Film Maker at the 2011 Mendocino Film Festival.  Charlie has completed animation on a number of independent documentary film projects including Watershead,produced by Robert Redford The Chinese Gardens by Valirie Soe and  Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the […]

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  • Judy Gittelsohn: From New Wave to the Next Wave of Paintings

    Gittelsohn has been painting in the Bay Area for over 30 years. She exhibits widely and her work is collected around the world in both private and corporate collections. Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery and Art Dimensions, Los Angeles represent her artwork.  Spring of 2007 Judy opened Art For Well Beings – – an art center in Palo Alto to serve all people interested in the transformative power of art.  […]

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  • Madness and Mindfullness: Filmmaker/Activist Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Film Screening: Wednesday, October 9, 2013,  7pm :Madness and Mindfulness: Four Films by Ken Paul Rosenthal  Ken Paul Rosenthal In Person presented in association with the The Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program and the West Gallery’s exhibit The Changing Face of Normal The recent films of filmmaker/activist Ken Paul Rosenthal are beautiful and provocative works of conscious cinema that re-envision the way we think and speak about our individual and collective mental health in today’s chaotic world. These transformative films weave […]

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  • Joseph A. Blum: The Bridge Builders

    “Joe Blum has been hard at work on the Bay Bridge’s newly constructed eastern span, but his tools look a bit different than the men and women that surround him – his tools are a 35 mm Nikon camera, and occasionally a large format Pentax camera. From the Bridge project’s inception in 1998, Blum has been dutifully documenting the process of its expansion, and intends to continue until the Bridge’s completion and formal opening sometime this year. Interview will be […]

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  • Diane Epstein, Fresco Inspired Photographs

      Diane Epstein, an American fine art photographer has made Italy her home since 1995 where she has been exhibiting her fresco photographs of Italy both in the U.S, and abroad. She also has had numerous commissions to do installations of her large-scale images, as well as private photography shoots. Epstein has a keen eye towards bringing to life Ancient and Renaissance Rome, as well as other old-world cities. Epstein captures an original view of the monuments, statues, fountains and […]

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  • Jeff Jacoby: Sound Artist,Sound Designer and the Traveling Radio Show

      Jeff happily practices sound design, sound art, radio production,directing, writing, and performing, and serves as Associate Professor of Audio & Radio in the Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. Jeff has served on the faculty and boards of Quinnipiac University, Real Art Ways, The Media Arts Center, and the National Radio Project. Current projects include Into Sonic Space (sound art installations and performances), The Traveling Radio Show (creative radio program), and numerous collaborations […]

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  • Luis Delgado-Qualtrough

    Luis Delgado-Qualtrough

    Fine art photographer and publisher at Malulu Editions, Califrisco Press and Refrita Editores. Luis has published many social commentary artist books. Past publications include “Frases Celebres Mexicanas” 2010, “Cuentos Chinos” 2008″Unfathomable, “Loteria Cosmologica” 1996-2008, Humanity” 2006, “Power Ties” 2007, Deconstitution” 2008, “Analisis Forense del Coco” 2004, and “A Portrait Collection of Sierra Totonaca Indians” 1975-2006. “Le canto por un pan” I sing for bread offers both photographs and verses by Luis Delgado and is “a cinematic print journey into the […]

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  • Oaxacan Painter, Printmaker and Sculptor Calixto Robles

    Oaxacan Painter, Printmaker and Sculptor Calixto Robles

                  San Francisco Artist, Calixto Robles takes us on a journey of his philosophy of art,  and the power of imagery in his quest to pursue symbols which resonate healing in their rich colorful montages.  Originally from Oaxaca, a self taught artist he has pursued his painting with a passion. He teaches at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and has been exhibited in the De Young, The Mexican Museum and other venues […]

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