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Oakland-based artist Chris Fraser\, who recently joined the gallery&rsquo\;s roster\, debuts two new bodies of work in Animated\, his first solo exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris. The show features a group of light-activated sculptures composed of layered arrangements of per forated metal bordered by luminous glass tubes containing five compressed n oble gases that create different colors when electricity passes through the m\, inviting shifts in sensory and spatial perception in the viewer. An imated also showcases a complementary series of intricate black-and-wh ite photograms produced by the artist in the darkroom using the same sculpt ural materials.

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The exhibition will open on Thursday\, September 10 with a public reception from 6&ndash\;8PM\, and will be on view through Oc tober 31.

DTEND:20151031 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150910 GEO:37.7873152;-122.4016654 LOCATION:Gallery Wendi Norris\,161 Jessie Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Animated\, Chris Fraser UID:395023 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150910T200000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150910T180000 GEO:37.7873152;-122.4016654 LOCATION:Gallery Wendi Norris\,161 Jessie Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Animated\, Chris Fraser UID:395024 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Protest Fantasies marks Brooklyn-based artist Chitr a Ganesh's second solo exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris. The show feature s a series of new mixed media works on canvas that address issues central t o the artist's practice\, including mythologies and gender politics. Ganesh enhances the vivid hues and color saturation characteristic of her work by integrating materials like fake fur\, silk flower petals\, sequins\, and m ore. The works in Protest Fantasies act as poetic meditations on i mages of protest\, aligning them with performative actions in contemporary cultures across the globe.

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The exhibition will open on Thursday\, S eptember 10 with a public reception from 6&ndash\;8PM\, and will be on view through October 31.

DTEND:20151031 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150910 GEO:37.7873152;-122.4016654 LOCATION:Gallery Wendi Norris\,161 Jessie Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Protest Fantasies\, Chitra Ganesh UID:395021 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150910T200000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150910T180000 GEO:37.7873152;-122.4016654 LOCATION:Gallery Wendi Norris\,161 Jessie Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Protest Fantasies\, Chitra Ganesh UID:395022 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Painting Fellow \;

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Leslie Shows' expansive and cryptic painting s connect geologic time scales with urgent and intense imagery. A 2015 Cliv e Foundation Fellow\, Shows is presenting newly commissioned works in a sol o exhibition at SFAI&rsquo\;s Emanuel Walter Gallery from November 7&ndash\ ;December 12. The Los Angeles-based artist is the recipient of numerous awa rds\, including the Artadia Award (2009) and the SECA Award from the San Fr ancisco Museum of Modern Art (2006).

DTEND:20151201T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20151201T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Leslie Shows\, Leslie Shows UID:394728 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

 \;The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS ) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in intern ational contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and p erformances\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity t hat drives the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI comm unity for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\; \, 6-7pm

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William Cordova\, current artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts\, will address the idea of &ldquo\;ephemeral monuments &rdquo\;&mdash\;a presence constructed through absence\, but also through f orm\, function\, and necessity. Cordova asks: How does evidence of our past construct our future? Recent solo exhibitions include Smoke Signals: v iviendo pa&rsquo\; la ciudad at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\, San Francisco.

DTEND:20151117T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20151117T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: William Cordova: Ephemeral Monuments\, William Cordova UID:394727 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Mariana Castillo Deball is the inaugural artist-in-residence of t he SFAI + Kadist Fellowship&mdash\;an annual fellowship award and project t hat will result in a solo commission and a group exhibition curated by Deba ll.

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Mariana Castillo Deball explores the role objects play in our u nderstanding of identity and history through work in installation\, photogr aphy\, drawing\, and sculpture. She has participated in significant interna tional survey exhibitions including the 8th Berlin Biennale\; Documenta 13\ ; 54th Venice Biennale\; 29th Bienal de Sã\;o Paulo\, and Manifesta 7 . She is the recipient of the 2013 Preis der Nationalgalerie fü\;r jung e Kunst\, the 2012 Zü\;rich Art Prize\, the 2009 ars viva Prize\, and t he 2004 Prix de Rome. \;

DTEND:20151027T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20151027T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Mariana Castillo Deball\, Mariana Castillo Deball UID:394726 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Narcissister&rsquo\;s performances blow up the patriarchal bridge between the simultaneous objectification and policing of female bodies. A fearless persona that stages &ldquo\;porn in an art context\,&rdquo\; such as a reverse striptease in which clothing emerges from &ldquo\;her&rdquo\; body\, Narcissister just as frequently breaks open popular forums. TMZ melt ed down over Narcissister as Marilyn Manson&rsquo\;s crotchless companion\, she received an all-thumbs-up rave on America&rsquo\;s Got Talent\, and th e Huffington Post hailed her masked activist as the first Topless Feminist Superhero.

DTEND:20151020T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20151020T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Narcissister\, Narcissister UID:394725 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Philippe Rahm is an architect based in Paris\, France who has rec eived international recognition in the context of sustainability. Rahm&rsqu o\;s work uniquely extends architecture&rsquo\;s ability to generate physio logical and meteorological impacts. His places shift inhabitants&rsquo\; mo od\, construct uncanny climates\, or torque one&rsquo\;s perception of the body in space. Rahm is currently a visiting professor at the Graduate Schoo l of Design at Harvard University and he represented Switzerland at the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale.

DTEND:20151013T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20151013T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Philippe Rahm\, Philippe Rahm UID:394724 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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It&rsquo\;s about time Ron Nagle was invited back to SFAI\, which was last blessed with his presence in his landmark 1978 Adaline Kent Award exhibition. Nagle taught at SFAI until the same year\, when in his words\, &ldquo\;I was kicked out because they called me a shoemaker!&rdquo\; He th en taught at Mills College for 32 years\, and consistently produced achingl y beautiful\, compact\, and acidly potent sculptures of cultish status that have recently taken venues such as the Venice Biennale and Matthew Marks G allery by a trenchant storm.

DTEND:20151006T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20151006T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Ron Nagle\, Ron Nagle UID:394723 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Peter Plagens&rsquo\;s abstractions celebrate playfulness and rej ect the idea of impurity while navigating the concept of good-looking art. Plagens has shown with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery\, New York\, and was the a rt critic for Newsweek (1989&ndash\;2003). He is the author of Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast (1945&ndash\;1970)\, Moonlig ht Blues: An Artist&rsquo\;s Art Criticism\, The Art Critic ( 2012)\, and Bruce Nauman: The True Artist (2014). He curr ently writes the bi-weekly art review for The Wall Street Journal.

DTEND:20150929T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150929T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Peter Plagens: PAinting: in a 21st-century niche\, Pet er Plagens UID:394722 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Leigh Ledare Straddles the troublemaking potential of photography \, and the real-life\, hard to fathom\, scenarios in which he&rsquo\;s ting ed by the firs. These include an ongoing\, oedipal exploration of the eroti c life of his mother\; Double Bind\, for which the artist photogra phed his ex-wife\, and subsequently arranged for her husband to duplicate t he image from his perspective\; and images of Ledare\, constructed followin g his reply to Craigslist&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Women Seeking Men&rdquo\; posts. It&rsquo\;s all too bare\, honest\, and uneasy to look away.

DTEND:20150922T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150922T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute\,800 Chestnut Street \nSan Francisco \ , CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: Leigh Ledare\, Leigh Ledare UID:394721 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provi des a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures\, screenings\, and performa nces\, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public\ , and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that dri ves the SFAI community.

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SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community f or informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café\;\, 6-7p m

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Karen Finley (MFA\, 1981) is a performance artist notorious for h er dramatic role in Jesse Helms&rsquo\; breakdown on the Senate _oor\, whic h ignited the Culture Wars. Even as Finley&rsquo\;s wedge in the puritanica l hypocrisy of American life continues to echo today\, she will revisit her seminal book Shock Treatment (1990) and share how she &ldquo\;fou nd the joy&rdquo\; in art after her 1998 lawsuit against the NEA. Finley&rs quo\;s recent work includes Broken Negative\, where she reframes h er infamous chocolate performance\; and Sext Me if You Can\, a col lection of sext-inspired portraits.

DTEND:20150915T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150915T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:VAS Lecture: KAREN FINLEY:25th Anniversary Edition Book Release of Shock Treatment \, Karen Finley UID:394720 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

"GLAMO UR"  \; OCTOBER 09\, 2004 \;- \;JANUARY 17\, 2005

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One of the most alluring yet elusive concepts in contemporary style\, \;glamour \;is an ideal that permeates our visual culture. This exhibition radically revises our understanding of glamour in the fields of fashion\, industrial design\, and architecture. Tracing glamo ur's trajectory from Hollywood's golden age to present-day connotations of affluence\, \;Glamour: Fashion\, Industrial Design\, Architecturepresents a striking array of more than 100 objects including couture\, j ewelry\, automobiles\, furniture\, and architecture &mdash\; all of which s hare an affinity for rich patterning\, complex layering\, and sumptuous mat erials. On view are haute couture by Dior and Versace\, automobiles from Ja guar and Bentley\, architectural works by Philip Johnson and Herzog and de Meuron\, and more.

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Source: \;http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/164#ixzz3kPsPuvKB \ ;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

DTEND:20050117 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20041009 GEO:37.7859357;-122.4007612 LOCATION:SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\,151 3rd St. \nSan Fra ncisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GLAMOUR: Fashion\, Industrial Design\, Architecture UID:394632 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20151016 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150911 GEO:37.7897063;-122.4267796 LOCATION:Anthony Meier Fine Arts\,1969 California Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Joseph Havel UID:394542 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150910T200000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150910T180000 GEO:37.7897063;-122.4267796 LOCATION:Anthony Meier Fine Arts\,1969 California Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94109 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Joseph Havel UID:394543 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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E verything but the kitchen sank \;is on display now through Decembe r 12 in the Diego Rivera Gallery and through \;October 3 \;in the W alter and McBean Galleries. This ambitious exhibition spans two gallery spa ces &mdash\; in the Diego Rivera Gallery\, Pereda has erected \;Cha nge the world or go home \;(2009-2015)\, a 24-foot tall fluorescen t scaffolding structure in front of the iconic work \;The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City \;(1931)\, simultaneously illuminating and obscuring one of the institution&rsquo\;s most-treasured and historically significant works.
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Join us \;Friday\, September 11\, to celebrate the final phase of this unprecedented exhibition with al fresco drinks and light snacks on the quad.
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For more info: \;http://www .sfai.edu/events-calendar/detail/alejandro-almanza-pereda-everything-but-th e-kitchen-sank-reception
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DTEND:20151003 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150728 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Everything but the kitchen sank\, RECEPTION\, Alejandro Almanza Per eda UID:394421 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150911T210000 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150911T190000 GEO:37.8033836;-122.4172055 LOCATION:San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries\,800 Che stnut St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Everything but the kitchen sank\, RECEPTION\, Alejandro Almanza Per eda UID:394422 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sonrisas Jó\;venes Que Hacen\, Felices A Coraz ones Viejos
Exhibition Dates: August 25 - September 1 8\, 2015\, \;Window installation on view 24/7

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Oakland\, CA: Pro Arts is pleased to present Sonrisas \;Jó\;venes Que Hacen\, Felices A Corazones Vie jos\, an \;exhibition of new work by photographer Dan \;Fenste rmacher. Sonrisas Jó\;venes Que Hacen\, Felices \;A Corazones Viejos will be on view from August 25 to \;September 18 in the PROJECT installation window at \;Pro Arts&rsquo\; downtown Oakla nd gallery.

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The portraits in Sonrisas Jó\;venes Que Hacen \, Felices A Corazones Viejos were created while Fenstermache r \;was on an artist residency in Costa Rica. \;Fenstermacher spent two months working with \;residents of Hogar Para Ancianos\, a senior citizen \;home in the town of San Ramon\, to take intimate \;portra its he then shared with them at the conclusion of \;his residency. The portraits were also exhibited at the \;San Ramon Museum.

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The large scale works on view at Pro Arts were printed \;by the INSIDE OUT project. This global initiative\, by the \;anonymous artist JR\, en courages &ldquo\;wheat pastings&rdquo\; as a \;platform for people to s hare their stories and transform \;messages of personal identity into w orks of public art. \;Nearly 200\,000 people from more than 112 countri es \;and territories have participated. #insideoutproject

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About the Artist: Dan Fenstermacher's work explores \;how l ife extends beyond oneself. He uses photography \;to collaborate with c ommunities and tell stories about \;global cultural interaction. Dan Fe nstermacher was born \;and raised in Seattle\, Washington. He is curren tly a \;student at San Jose State University working towards \;his MFA. Photographing for ten years\, his work has \;been featured at the San Ramon Museum\, Costa Rica\; \;First Street Gallery\, New York\; and in the exhibition \;Divergence: Emerging Legacies at the de Young  \;Museum\, San Francisco.

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About Pro Arts: Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that encourages change in and th rough the arts \;to invigorate our communities. Pro Arts' work is roote d in service to community\, artistic excellence and our belief that \;c reativity generates vitality. We provide creative platforms for artists\, y outh and public audiences. Our programs focus \;on the visual arts - ex hibitions\, commissionings and open studios\; artist services\; and arts ed ucation in schools.

DTEND:20150918 DTSTAMP:20150904T082101 DTSTART:20150828 GEO:37.805116;-122.27111 LOCATION:Pro Arts Gallery\,150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sonrisas Jóvenes Que Hacen\, Felices A Corazones Viejos\, Dan Fenst ermacher UID:394394 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR