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A community\, collaborative ar t-making performance followed by a tea-tasting\, hosted by artists and memb ers of the Chinese Culture Foundation. Audience members will participate in making birdseed sculptures or contribute to a larger birdseed sculpture th at will be placed in Portsmouth Square across from the Chinese Culture Foun dation\, where the birds/pigeons will erode the work away\, with time lapse documentation.

DTEND:20140925T200000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140925T180000 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Bay Area Now 7: Collaborate on Public Art for Chinatown UID:354141 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140918 GEO:37.787646;-122.402759 LOCATION:Modernism Inc.\,685 Market St.\, Suite 290 \nSan Francisco\, CA 94 105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Of Mice and Children\, Gottfried Helnwein UID:354139 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140918T200000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140918T173000 GEO:37.787646;-122.402759 LOCATION:Modernism Inc.\,685 Market St.\, Suite 290 \nSan Francisco\, CA 94 105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Of Mice and Children\, Gottfried Helnwein UID:354140 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140926 GEO:37.7982777;-122.2793021 LOCATION:City Limits\,300 Jefferson St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exterior Space Simulation\, Lisa Jonas Taylor UID:354137 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140926T230000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140926T190000 GEO:37.7982777;-122.2793021 LOCATION:City Limits\,300 Jefferson St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exterior Space Simulation\, Lisa Jonas Taylor UID:354138 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140831 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140831 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pancakes & Booze Art Show UID:354095 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140502T200000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140502T180000 GEO:37.7874591;-122.3994475 LOCATION:111 Minna Gallery\,111 Minna St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pancakes & Booze Art Show UID:354096 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

As part of the \;Programs for Young Artists at BAC\,&nbs p\;Make Space \;artist Nancy Ivanhoe will lead participants in a series of drawing experiments in response to the play of light and shado w on everyday materials. Join us as we make drawings that re-examine what i t means to make a drawing. This workshop is appropriate for all age s\, all levels of skill\, and is \;free and open to the public. \;< /strong>

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Space is limit ed! RSVP is encouraged.

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 \;Programs for Young Artists at B AC \;creates opportunities for artists under 18 years old and their fam ilies\, to participate in art and art making in new and engaging ways throu gh free and open workshops created and led by some of the most exciting Bay Area emerging artists. \;

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Programs for Young A rtists at BAC \;is generously underwritten by the \;Berkeley Rotary  \;and The \;Berkeley Association of Realtors. Programming includes free artist-run workshops and free\, guided tours for schools. Please cont act \;amanda@bekeleyartcenter.org \;to schedule a school visit. &nb sp\;

DTEND:20140914T140000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140914T120000 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Free Family Workshop: Light and Space\, Multi-Dimensional Drawing w ith Nancy Ivanhoe \, Nancy Ivanhoe UID:353978 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Our Fall 2014 exhibition will examine the unique ways that artists portray family\, through drawings\, pa intings\, sculptures\, textiles\, digital media\, and photographs. Each of the 10-12 exhibiting artists explores the often deeply personal nature of t heir own sibling\, parent-child\, partner\, and chosen family relationships \, inviting all of us to reflect on our own familial ties. The Art Center i nvites audiences view works by Amir H. Fallah (Los Angeles)\, Hung Liu (Oak land)\, Josephine Taylor (San Francisco)\, and others!

DTEND:20141214 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140926 GEO:37.444328;-122.1397333 LOCATION:Palo Alto Art Center\,1313 Newell Road \nPalo Alto\, CA 94303 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I'll Show You Mine: Contemporary Artists Explore Family Portraiture \, Amir H. Fallah\, Hung Liu\, Josephine Taylor UID:353883 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares is a solo exhibition of new works by the Redwood City artist. Organized by Laguna Art Museum\, this exhibition consists of fiftee n mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures. Harel&rsquo\;s multi-la yered works reflect the messiness of war and its effects on survivors\, dra wing on the artist&rsquo\;s personal relationships to the men in her family and ties to military life.

Dana Harel was born and raised in 1970 in Tel Aviv\, Israel and works in San Francisco. She received a Bachel or of Architecture degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts. H er recent solo exhibitions have been at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francis co\; and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Herzliya \, Israel. Harel&r squo\;s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at Headlands C enter for the Arts in Sausalito\, California\; San Jose Contemporary Art In stitute in San Jose\, California\; Napa Valley Museum in Napa\; Root Divisi on in San Francisco and Gen Art in San Francisco.

Dana Har el: Between Dreams and Nightmares was organized by Laguna Art Museum\, Laguna Beach\, CA.

DTEND:20140907 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140613 GEO:37.444328;-122.1397333 LOCATION:Palo Alto Art Center\,1313 Newell Road \nPalo Alto\, CA 94303 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Between Dreams and Nightmares\, Dana Harel UID:353882 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

For Containers of Communit y\, veteran and ceramic artist Ehren Tool will create a new body of wo rk that honors local veterans and highlights their shared experience. From June 7- June 29\, Tool will work at the Palo Alto Art Center\, creating tho usands of ceramic cups (what he calls &ldquo\;war awareness art&rdquo\;) us ing imagery and objects collected from community members. As the cups are c reated\, fired\, and glazed\, they will be displayed in the gallery\, with the final exhibition on view from July 1-September 7.

Ehren To ol creates visually compelling ceramic objects that address the experience of war. He is best known for his cups\, which are wheel-thrown and feature decal-produced and embossed images and symbols of war\, violence\, and the veteran experience. Notably\, Tool has given away most of these cups\, offe ring more than 14\,000 of them to members of various communities since 2001 . His primary intention with his artwork is to promote awareness: &ldquo\;I decorate cups with images of war and violence. The use of these icons reve als how abstract war is for most of our culture&mdash\;so abstract in fact\ , that somehow it&rsquo\;s OK to use images of war as toys.&rdquo\; Tool ha s exhibited his vessels at institutions such as the Oakland Museum of Calif ornia\, the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles\, the Berkeley Art Cen ter\, the Bellevue Arts Museum\, the Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino\, a nd the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. He received his MFA fro m the University of California\, Berkeley and his BFA from the University o f Southern California.

This project was made possible by a gra nt from The Creative Work Fund\, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fun d supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundatio n\, and the James Irvine Foundation.

DTEND:20140907 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140701 GEO:37.444328;-122.1397333 LOCATION:Palo Alto Art Center\,1313 Newell Road \nPalo Alto\, CA 94303 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Containers of Community\, Ehren Tool UID:353881 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Just one week left to catch&nb sp\;Beautification Machine\, featuring the work of artists Andy Di az Hope and Jon Bernson in our media room. Join us next weekend\, \ ;Saturday September 6\, from \;4-6 pm \;for a glass of bubbly and tour of the exhibit\, including a few paintings by Timothy Cummings whi ch have just arrived from his studio in New Mexico. This will also be the l ast chance to see Cummings's exhibit\, \;Cloverleaf\, running concurrently with \;Beautification Machine.  \;

DTEND:20140906T180000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140906T160000 GEO:37.786598;-122.400509 LOCATION:Catharine Clark Gallery\,248 Utah Street Ground Floor\nSan Francis co\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Beautification Machine: Closing Toast with the Artists\, Jon Bernso n\, Andy Diaz Hope UID:353850 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to exhibit new painting s by Chicago-based artist\, John Santoro. This show marks his debut with ou r gallery and on the West Coast. The exhibition features more than twenty-f ive\, vibrant\, heavily impastoed\, abstracted landscape paintings on canva s.

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Reception and Artist Talk:
Saturday\, Septe mber 27\, 2014\, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Artist Talk will begin at 4:00 pm

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140909 GEO:37.803384;-122.413948 LOCATION:Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF)\,645 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:John Santoro: Point of Departure - Landscape Paintings\, John\, Sa ntoro UID:353699 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140927T170000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140927T150000 GEO:37.803384;-122.413948 LOCATION:Paul Thiebaud Gallery (SF)\,645 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:John Santoro: Point of Departure - Landscape Paintings\, John\, Sa ntoro UID:353700 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150104 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141005 GEO:38.291859;-122.4580356 LOCATION:a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite\,At Cornerstone Sonoma 23588 A rnold Drive (Highway 121)\nSonoma\, CA 95476 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Being Woman\, Bella Feldman\, Suzanne Morlock\, Carol Koffel\, Jane Burton\, Gale Hart UID:353655 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141005T170000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141005T160000 GEO:38.291859;-122.4580356 LOCATION:a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite\,At Cornerstone Sonoma 23588 A rnold Drive (Highway 121)\nSonoma\, CA 95476 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Being Woman\, Jane Burton\, Bella Feldman\, Gale Hart\, Carol Koffe l\, Suzanne Morlock UID:353656 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Political Fictions

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September 4 &ndash\; November 1\, 2014

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Opening Re ception: Thursday\, September 4\, 2014\, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Bringing together an international group of artists whose d iverse practices question the reportage and representation of current event s\, Political Fictions starts from the position that both artists and audiences can be active participants in the production\, interpretation and transformation of media culture. By creatively intervening in the flow of news photos\, television broadcasts and streaming data\, these artists coax familiar images into revealing latent content through processes that s uggest alternative models of analytical spectatorship.  \;The exhibitio n takes its name from Joan Didion&rsquo\;s 2001 collection of essays on Ame rican politics\, which focuses on how the electoral process is packaged for the public consumption.

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The first in an ongoing series of curated exhibitions organized by Haines Gallery executive director David Spalding\, Political Fictions brings the gallery&rsquo\;s represented artist s into dialogue with established and emerging artists from outside the gall ery&rsquo\;s regular program to address shared interests and urgencies.

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140904 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Haines Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 540\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Political Fictions\, Taha Belal\, Kota Ezawa\, Jeanne Friscia\, Alf redo Jaar\, Todd Lavine\, Dinh Q. Lê UID:353539 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140904T193000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20140904T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Haines Gallery\,49 Geary St. Suite 540\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Political Fictions\, Taha Belal\, Kota Ezawa\, Jeanne Friscia\, Alf redo Jaar\, Todd Lavine\, Dinh Q. Lê UID:353540 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Experience the history of arts from the Arabian Peninsula th at influenced the development of contemporary Khaliji music (a sty le native to \;eastern Arabia). Artists from the Aswat ensemble sample artistic endeavors dating to pre-Islamic times that have marked the develop ment of music from the peninsula. Aswat is a performing arts group that is part of the nonprofit organization\, Zawaya.

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 \;Performance hig hlights include poetry\, recitation of the Qur&rsquo\;an (tajweed) \, and instrumental improvisations (taqaseem). Starting with poetr y of the pre-Islamic period to the 20th century\, and interspersed with ins trumental improvisations\, the performance culminates in the presentation o f sacred songs presented by the Aswat Sacred Music Ensemble.

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The p rogram also features the Aswat women&rsquo\;s ensemble and the larger\, 40- piece Aswat ensemble in a performance of contemporary Saudi songs\, includi ng a Q&\;A with artist Rana Jarbou.

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 \;Zawaya is a nonprofit organization that contributes to the multicultural discourse of the Bay Ar ea. Zawaya means &ldquo\;aspects&rdquo\; or &ldquo\;corners\,&rdquo\; sugge sting the many art forms to be discovered and enjoyed in Arab culture. The group was founded in 2003 by Nabila Mango and Haya Shawwa Ben Halim\, Arab- American women who recognize that the challenges faced by Arab-American com munities in the Bay Area require a creative response. Aiming to address ste reotypes and misconceptions\, Zawaya offers a \;genuine image of Arab-A mericans as a source of strength for American society. To learn more about Zawaya\, visit \;www.zawaya.org.

DTEND:20141025T150000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141025T133000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Khaliji Art Alive UID:353521 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling\, fun g allery activities\, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. The mes and projects change regularly.

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On Oct. 5\, celebrate Filipino A merican History Month with art activities inspired by the Philippines.

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On Oct. 19\, discover animals in the Asian Art Museum collection with o ur new Animal Adventure Art Cards and make a superhero cape inspired by our menagerie of furry\, scaly and feathered creatures. If you could have an a nimal power\, what would it be?

DTEND:20141005T143000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141005T103000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Family Fun Day UID:353520 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Share stories about generations of Filipinos and Filipino Am ericans in the Bay Area with book talks\, performances\, interactive presen tations and arts. This year&rsquo\;s theme\, Tulay (bridge)\, repr esents a link between multiple generations and two countries that bring a b roader perspective to the Filipino American community&rsquo\;s contribution to the Bay Area&rsquo\;s arts and culture.

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Presenters include the Florante Aguilar and Chus Alonso band\, Myrna Del Rio and Friends and stude nt performers from the SF Filipino American Jazz Festival\, Filipino martia l arts school Eskabo Daan\, Los Altos High School performers\, local histor ian and author Vangie Buell\, and Mel Orpilla\, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) president\, as the emcee.

DTEND:20141005T160000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141005T110000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: The 5th Annual Filipino American History Month Celebration Tulay: Bridging Cultures\, Bridging Generations UID:353519 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

An eye-opening look at the largely unknown ancient past of t he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia\, this exhibition draws on recently discovered a rchaeological material never before seen in the United States. Roads of Arabia features objects excavated from several sites throughout the A rabian Peninsula\, tracing the impact of ancient trade routes and pilgrimag e roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq and Mediterranean cultur es in the north.

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Elegant alabaster bowls and fragile glassware\, he avy gold earrings and Hellenistic bronze statues testify to a lively mercan tile and cultural interchange among distant civilizations. Roads of Ara bia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is organiz ed by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery\, Smithsonian Institution\, in associat ion with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Accompanied by a catalogue.

DTEND:20141024 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141024 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Ar abia UID:353517 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141024T170000 DTSTAMP:20140901T135556 DTSTART:20141024T100000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Ar abia UID:353518 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR