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The LADWM&rsquo\;s annual Valentine&rsquo\;s Day celebration articulates a love letter from precipitation to the people of San Francisco. Thunder ne eds you and wants you back. Bring an umbrella and a friend. \;Thi s event is part of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-based \, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kall myer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150214T160000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150214T140000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love\, Thunder\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367784 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A weather expert discusses weather modification in California and the LADWM\, featuring Andrew Tholl and Archie Carey\, perform the autotuned story of Charles Hatfield\, an early expe rimental rainmaker.

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This event is part of Sets\, three two -week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area ar tists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150212 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150212 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Rainmaker: A Weather Opera\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367782 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150212T210000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150212T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Rainmaker: A Weather Opera\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367783 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In North India\, music regularly ushers in the monsoon season. Join the LADWM for a concert of traditional and experimental ragas on sarode and tabla. Alam Khan\, sarode player and son of Ali Akbar Khan\, encourages precipitation with these rain -inspiring ragas.

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This event is part of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Are a artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150205T210000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150205T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rain Ragas\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367781 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join Kallmyer and guests for an afternoon performance of fog-inspir ed music\, wi th distant horns\, slow moving sound and white-out conditions\, taking us back to < ins cite="mailto:Valerie%20Imus" datetime="2014-12-06T16:06">a pre-global warming San Francisco summer.

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This event is part of Sets\, three tw o-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area a rtists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150131 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150131 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fog Meditation\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367779 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150131T160000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150131T140000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fog Meditation\, Chris Kallmyer UID:367780 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The California drought comes to an end as we dance it out and perform lon g-trusted drought-ending rituals\, including an ancient Roman stone draggin g ceremony\, the tossing of water from a high place by a village elder and a gathering of twins.

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This event is part of Sets\, t hree two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150129T210000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150129T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:LADWMNB Ends the Drought \, Chris Kallmyer UID:367778 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sound artist Chris Kallmyer and the Los Angeles Department o f Weather Modification establish an office space and Northern Bureau headqu arters at Southern Exposure. With five live programs and a gallery installation\, the LADWM continue th eir sonic explorations into our experience of weather and the cultural history of weathe r modification practices. Kallmyer and other musicians from the LADWM use immersive sound\, ritual and radical environmental experiments to end the Californi a drought and create weather.

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This installation is part of Sets\ , three two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance wor k by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150129 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification: Northern Bureau\, C hris Kallmyer UID:367776 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150129T210000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150129T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification: Northern Bureau\, C hris Kallmyer UID:367777 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by Andrea Way\, on January 8\, 2015. On view will be eight mixed media drawings that explore the concepts of development and evolution through systematic map making and linear patterns. Through intricate layer s of abstract networks\, Way builds dazzling arrangements that perfectly ba lance structure and beauty. Off the Grid will be on view through February 2 8\, 2015.
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Continuing to explore rule-based drawings of in terconnecting marks and configurations\, Way now turns her attention exclus ively to black and white. Removing the complication and distraction of colo r\, Way is free to focus on the foundation and reduction of her incredibly complex formations. Way begins each drawing with a distinct pattern\, letti ng the boundaries of the paper dictate the direction of her lines\, eventua lly building upon itself\, both revealing and sometimes concealing the reco rd of her activity. Small circles and subtle contours echo the exquisite co mplexities of a cellular network or elaborate maze. This unfurling of unfor eseen shapes and elaborate rhythms create a delicate harmony of methodical intent and spontaneous discovery.  \;
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The natural wor ld inspires and informs Way&rsquo\;s intuitive compositions\, like the ring s on a tree or the veins in a leaf\, each interaction of a line or shape as sembles to form a complex and unique entity. And much like flourishing orga nic systems found in nature\, Way&rsquo\;s drawings exemplify the elegant i nterplay between precision and fortuity. Way states\, &ldquo\;I enjoy worki ng in a way that relates to how life evolves\, and how nature works. The co mbination of a plan or code or formula\, on the one hand\, with accidents o r unplanned activities\, on the other\, is a natural way of having an ebb a nd flow.&rdquo\;
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Andrea Way received her B.A. from India na University\, Bloomington\, IN in 1971. \; Way\, who divides her time between Washington D.C. and the Bay Area\, has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. She is represented in the public collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art\, Honolulu\, HI\; Achenbach Foun dation\, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco\, CA\; Cleveland Museum of Art\, Cleveland\, OH\; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden\, Washington\, D.C. \; Corcoran Gallery\, Washington\, DC\; and the Smithsonian American Art Mu seum\, Washington\, D.C.\, among others. This is Andrea Way&rsquo\;s fourth solo exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art.

DTEND:20150228 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150108 GEO:37.7657315;-122.4065564 LOCATION:Brian Gross Fine Art\,248 Utah Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Off the Grid - Recent Works on Paper\, Andrea Way UID:367532 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150110T180000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150110T160000 GEO:37.7657315;-122.4065564 LOCATION:Brian Gross Fine Art\,248 Utah Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Off the Grid - Recent Works on Paper\, Andrea Way UID:367533 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Please join Wolfe Contempora ry for some holiday cheer as we bid farewell to "Back to Isla Vista\," a su ite of new oil paintings by San Francisco Bay Area-based \;Todd Lanam \;in his second solo exhibition at the gallery.
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With "Back to Isla Vista\," Lanam continues to explore the proce ss of painting as it relates to the cognitive process of memory formation a nd recall. The nominal subjects are interior and exterior spaces that remai n prominent in the artist's memory. The ren­\;derings of these spaces\, however\, reflect the constant shifting\, omission\, distortion\, and re-cr eation of visual memories within the broader context of consciousness. They strive to highlight the inherently transient nature not only of actual pla ces in the physical realm\, but of our personal experiences of them that ex ist within us only in constantly morphing memory.

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Lanam received his BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2007 and MFA in Paintin g from San Francisco State University in 2011. In addition to solo shows at Wolfe Contemporary\, his work has been exhibited at art fairs in Miami\, N ew York\, and San Francisco\, and in a recent group show at Gallery Henoch in New York.
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DTEND:20141219T200000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20141219T173000 GEO:37.790076;-122.4006891 LOCATION:Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art\,1 Sutter Street Suite 300\nSan Franci sco\, CA 94104 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Finissage & Holiday Reception\, Todd Lanam UID:367512 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Two girls squat in a living room \;where the television plays only static. They try anything \;to make it work\, from rudimenta ry whacks to elaborate rituals and games. Their actions inadvertently refle ct symbolic shifts in history\, economics and spiritual traditions. This pe rformance is part of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-bas ed\, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Ka llmyer and Olivia Mole.

DTEND:20150221T213000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150221T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:YOGAFLOGOGO Live Performance\, Olivia Mole UID:367488 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

YOGAFLOGOGO is a performance and installation provi ding a televisual exchange between interiority and representative media. A static-filled television screen becomes a site of sacred ritual and mystic divination. The installation is a complex set for pre-historical rites wher e videos explore the theater of endoscopy\, pop-culture and amorphous blobs of animated ooze. This installation is both a set for the YOGAFLOGOGO perf ormance and for additional video installation works. This installation is p art of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Oli via Mole.

DTEND:20150307 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150221 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:YOGAFLOGOGO\, Olivia Mole UID:367487 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Long Distance Call is a live re-enactment of ph one calls between Christy Chan and Miss Anne\, a KKK seamstress in Alabama. Chan obtained an authentic Klan robe for her video work\, fabricated by Mi ss Anne \;according to Chan's specifications. \;Their unsettling ye t banal phone calls tell a disturbing and human story of an unexpected inte raction between the two women\, from trust gained to the eventual abrupt en d of their communication. This performance is part of of Sets\, th ree two-week projects of process-based\, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole. \;

DTEND:20150122T201500 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150122T193000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Long Distance Call\, Christy Chan UID:367467 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Christy Chan's installation of videos cont emplates race and power in American culture. As a child growing up in rural Virginia\, she translated and responded to harassment letters from the Ku Klux Klan on behalf of her immigrant family. In Who's Coming to Save You\, Chan portrays Klan figures in situations that interrupt their power dynamic s. This installation is part of Sets\, three two-week projects of process-base d\, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan\, Chris Kal lmyer and Olivia Mole. \;

DTEND:20150124 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150109 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Who's Coming to Save You?\, Christy Chan UID:367464 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150109T210000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20150109T190000 GEO:37.759224;-122.4110334 LOCATION:Southern Exposure\,3030 20th Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94110 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Who's Coming to Save You?\, Christy Chan UID:367465 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Poet\, author and filmmaker Michael Wolfe shares personal st ories from his journeys to the Arabian Peninsula. A critically acclaimed fi lmmaker\, Wolfe hosted an inside account of the hajj (pilgrimage) for Ted K oppel&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Nightline&rdquo\; on ABC during Wolfe&rsquo\;s pilgr image to Mecca in 1997.

DTEND:20141213T143000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20141213T130000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Travelogue with Michael Wolfe UID:367450 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In this contemplative and festive ceremony\, participants ca n strike the museum&rsquo\;s 2\,100-lb.\, 16th-century Japanese bronze bell to herald the start of a fresh New Year. Led by Rev. Gengo Akiba with open ing remarks about the Japanese New Year by Yoshie Akiba (founder and namesa ke of Yoshi&rsquo\;s jazz club)\, the ceremony includes a purification ritu al and chanting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra.

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Rev. Akiba begins the bell ringing\, and participants take turns ringing the bronze bell to leave behind any negative experiences\, wrong deeds and ill luck of the previous year.

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First come\, first served. Pick up tickets to ring the bell at the admission desk. Doors open at 9 AM for members.

DTEND:20141231T113000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20141231T093000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The 29th Japanese New Year’s Bell-Ringing Ceremony UID:367448 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

World fusion music of the Arabian Peninsula\, with a mod ern twist with Ancient Future\, featuring Georges Lammam and the Musical Ar t Quintet \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \;  \; \; \; \; \;

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The music of Ancient Future and the Musical Art Quintet blends the rhythms and harmonies of the Arabian Penins ula with contemporary jazz and rock\, producing an irresistible and exhilar ating sound fusion that captures the essence of pilgrimage\, cultural excha nge\, exploration and migration. These multifaceted artists create an innov ative musical experience that guides listeners on a hypnotic voyage through time and place.

DTEND:20141214T160000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20141214T140000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Dream on a Train to Marrakesh UID:367447 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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This holiday-season show of sma ll works by artist-run Mercury 20 Gallery highlights the individual biograp hies and stories of its artists and offers a view into a collective body of work that interacts\, communicates and connects. Mercury 20 Gallery artist s have come together to create one of the liveliest art spaces in the Oakla nd Art Murmur scene\, and this annual show demonstrates the diversity of th eir stories\, perspectives and media.The public is invited to the opening r eception from 6-8pm Thursday Dec. 18. Refreshments will be served as you su rvey the abundance of small works. This show is designed to present local\, affordable art so you can shop for a perfect gift for your list or for you rself. This evening is a &ldquo\;Third Thursday on 25th\, event\, where oth er shops\, galleries\, and café\;s in the area stay open late for a f estive street atmosphere. Music by Bistro Moustache.

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A piece of art embodies the creative spirit. It is inspirational and it resonates through the community. It is a gift. In the spirit of the season\, Mercury 20 Gall ery will be raffling off work by East Bay artists Julie Alvarado\, Joanna S alska\, Fernando Reyes and Eric Bohr. Everyone who attends the exhibit will receive one free raffle ticket and people who purchase work will receive 5 raffle tickets. Come by during the run of the show to get your free chance to win a beautiful\, original piece of art.

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The gallery is open Th u-Sat from 12-6pm. Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1.

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Dec 18-Jan 24
Ope ning Reception: Thursday\, Dec 18 6-8pm
First Friday Reception: Jan 2

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DTEND:20150124 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20141218 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Collective Stories: Small Work by Gallery Artists\, Julie Alvarado\ , Jo Ann Biagini\, Eric Bohr\, Nick Dong\, Carlo Fantin\, P.K. FRIZZELL\, K athleen King\, Leah Markos\, Jill McLennan\, Charlie Milgrim\, Jann Nunn\, Mary Curtis Ratcliff\, Fernando Reyes\, K.C. Rosenberg\, Joanna Salska\, Ru th Tabancay\, Kerry Vander Meer UID:367384 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141218T200000 DTSTAMP:20141218T022239 DTSTART:20141218T180000 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Collective Stories: Small Work by Gallery Artists\, Julie Alvarado\ , Jo Ann Biagini\, Eric Bohr\, Nick Dong\, Carlo Fantin\, P.K. FRIZZELL\, K athleen King\, Leah Markos\, Jill McLennan\, Kerry Vander Meer\, Charlie Mi lgrim\, Jann Nunn\, Mary Curtis Ratcliff\, Fernando Reyes\, K.C. Rosenberg\ , Joanna Salska\, Ruth Tabancay UID:367385 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR