BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20161104 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20161007 GEO:37.7726402;-122.4099154 LOCATION:SOMArts Cultural Center\,934 Brannan @ 8th \nSan Francisco\, CA 94 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SF Open Studio Exhibition UID:426577 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20161007T210000 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20161007T183000 GEO:37.7726402;-122.4099154 LOCATION:SOMArts Cultural Center\,934 Brannan @ 8th \nSan Francisco\, CA 94 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SF Open Studio Exhibition UID:426578 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Chinese Culture Center. Episode 2016: M ind Flows With Brush: This exhibition is curated by Professor Qian Zhi jian\, Assistant Professor of Art History at City University of New York an d features the ink-based works of Zhong Yueying\, an artist based in the Sa n Francisco Bay Area. Instead of manipulating the ink\, the artist allows t he brush to take unpredicted journeys\, flowing freely\, leaving hand and m ind unstrained. The works present a sensational\, cartographic experience\, mapping the new continent located within one's inner universe. By bringing world class artists to the neighborhood Mind Flows With Brush ele vates the community and is a part of the CCC&rsquo\;s art movement &ldquo\; Building Our Town.&rdquo\;

DTEND:20161029 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160910 GEO:37.7954406;-122.4040982 LOCATION:Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco\,750 Kearny Street 3rd Flo or\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Episode 2016: Mind Flows With Brush\, Zhong Yueying UID:426468 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160910T160000 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160910T140000 GEO:37.7954406;-122.4040982 LOCATION:Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco\,750 Kearny Street 3rd Flo or\nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Episode 2016: Mind Flows With Brush\, Zhong Yueying UID:426469 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

A visual tribute to the most g racefully rebellious souls\, &ldquo\;Motel Mademoiselle&rdquo\; features a body of work that seduces you into an alternate reality where the Queen is King and the Lady is the Law&hellip\; Join us Thursday\, August 25th\, from 6:30-9:30pm for an opening reception. Beats provided by \;B-Side Brujas!

Check in and celebrate a collection of women who invite you\, through their eyes\, i nto a vibrant and wildly uninhibited universe. Curated by Erin Jacobs\, Mot el Mademoiselle features multi-faceted works by Deb\, Bud Snow\, Elrod\, Am anda Payne\, Franceska Gamez\, CHUNEED\, Coneja\, Nina (Girl Mobb)\, Yenta\ , Moe Alvarez &\; Midnite Maven.

Motel Mademoiselle is a nod to noble women: youthful at heart and ageless in spirit\, beautiful souls i magining luxurious dreams within the chaotic city scape. A curtsey to both the demure and the daring alike\, Motel Mademoiselle is a bubbling toast to the daytime hustlers and renegade artists of the night. The ravishing. The radical.

DTEND:20160915 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160825 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM SF\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Motel Mademoiselle\, Deb\, Bud Snow\, ELROD\, Amanda Payne\, France ska Gamez\, CHUNEED\, Coneja\, Nina\, Yenta\, Midnite Maven\, Moe Alvarez UID:426386 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160825T213000 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160825T183000 GEO:37.779704;-122.407597 LOCATION:1AM SF\,1000 Howard Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Motel Mademoiselle\, Moe Alvarez\, CHUNEED\, Coneja\, Deb\, ELROD\, Franceska Gamez\, Midnite Maven\, Nina\, Amanda Payne\, Bud Snow\, Yenta UID:426387 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Coalition on Homelessne ss 16th annual
Art Auction Transforms Art into Action

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The Coalition on Homelessne ss is gearing up for the muchanticipated \;16th annual Art Auction\, an event that channels the creative energies of \;local artists to raise funds to end poverty and homelessness in San Francisco. Under \;the tag line &ldquo\;Transforming Art into Action &bull\; A Right to a Roof&rdquo\ ;\, the organization will \;be celebrating another year of successful a dvocacy that found housing for hundreds \;of homeless families\, kept S FPD from adopting Tasers\, supported the livelihood of \;250 Street She et vendors\, and pushed San Francisco&rsquo\;s criminalization of homeless& nbsp\;people into international discourse.

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The Coalition on Homelessness is a grassroots social justice organiza tion dedicated \;to the elimination of homelessness and its social\, po litical\, and economic causes. Our \;bottom-up organizing model ensures the voices of some of the most disenfranchised \;San Franciscans lead the fight against homelessness.

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We wi ll be celebrating and raising money for this very special organization at o ur \;16th annual art auction fundraiser held at SOMArts in San Francisc o. The event has \;something to offer everyone! Bid on beautiful work b y over 150 local artists in our \;live and silent auctions\, shake your ass to live music by Mission Delirium\, enter to \;win exciting raffle prizes\, and enjoy a complimentary dinner. We will also have an \;open wine and beer bar as well as live tortilla screen-printing by the Great To rtilla \;Conspiracy.

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Come support the Coalition on Homelessness and enjoy this wonderful event. \;

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For more information visit artauction16.tumblr.com/ \;or e-mail: artauction@cohsf.org \;

DTEND:20160915T220000 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160915T173000 GEO:37.7726402;-122.4099154 LOCATION:SOMArts Cultural Center\,934 Brannan @ 8th \nSan Francisco\, CA 94 103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ArtAuction16 UID:426384 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

September 2 - October 14\, 10:30 - 5:30\, Thurs\, Fri\, Sat\ , Sun\, Mon

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Sculpturesite Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibi tion of new works by Emil Alzamora\, along with the release of the latest S culpturesite video in the series Inside the Sculptor's Studio\, featuring t he artist at work in his studio in Beacon\, New York. Emil Alzamora gave Sc ulpturesite Gallery an exclusive look into his intriguing creative process. Working as a full time sculptor since 2001\, Alzamora has been exploring t he human figure in a variety of novel ways.

"In Alzamora's work \," writes Brienne Walsh in Curiator.com\, "viewers can experience strange\ , fantastic things happening to other bodies\, and leave assured that nothi ng will happen to our own. There's a pleasure in the dark undertones." Ther e is an evident fascination with strange distortions in Alzamora's work\; n ot entirely as a creepy invitation to walk on the wild side\, although that is definitely part of it\, but as a deep exploration of what it means to b e human and show one's emotional makeup and overpowering fears.

Emil Alzamora is also intrigued by how social media is changing the way pe ople relate in profound ways. He posits that there is an evolution of the h uman species that has begun and is inevitable. His asexual human figures th at are sometimes physically connected may indicate new Siamese connections: forehead-to-cheek\, as in "Swarm"\, or feet-to-belly as in "Phorphyrian Tr ee"\, included in the online exhibition.

One cannot describe Emi l Alzamora's work without mentioning his love of materials and processes. H e considers his studio his private laboratory\, where he pushes chemistry a nd physics to extremes in his mixtures of plaster\, resin\, clay\, glass\, wood\, metal and stone powders. Although very much steeped in the present f rom a conceptual point of view\, and in the play zone while in his studio\, Alzamora is always\, in the end\, concerned with a profound sense of aesth etics. This is what creates multiple layers of appreciation\, and ultimatel y makes his work so appealing.

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DTEND:20161014 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160902 GEO:38.3545561;-122.5240682 LOCATION:Sculpturesite Gallery\,14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8\nGlen Ellen\, CA 9 5442 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Emil Alzamora: New Works\, Emil Alzamora UID:426362 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Victoria Heilweil has been devoted to a project that is very personal for her. Turning her camera away from her home\, she has put her energy into a documentary series that is important not just fo r her\, but for many. For the past 20 years Heilweil has been an educator a nd she currently has a child in a San Francisco public school. \; The a rtist had become angry\, frustrated and incredulous at how teachers are por trayed in the media\; and that they are blamed and vilified for our mountin g issues in education. \; To quote Heilweil\, &ldquo\;My first hand exp erience of being excessively micro managed when I was an instructor at a ce rtain college\, and shock at how little funds my daughter&rsquo\;s classroo m was given for yearly supplies\, motivated me to start photographing. &ldq uo\;

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San Francisco is facing a substantial teacher sho rtage. \; A few months ago the Sunday Chronicle featured a cover st ory about how teachers are being priced out of the Bay Area\, and that in n early all other districts are paid more than in our city. \; Yet despit e this\, all the educators Heilweil met were sincere and incredibly committ ed to their jobs. They really embody the idea of &ldquo\;No Child Lef t Behind&rdquo\; (not just the name of President Bush&rsquo\;s legislat ive act\, but also the title of Heilweil&rsquo\;s long term project). The t eachers were unwilling to let kids slip through the cracks and fought for t hem to succeed. They love their jobs and are inspiring and inspired.

\n< p class="Body">Victoria Mara Heilweil believes strongly in the importance a nd power of education. \; &ldquo\;No Child Left Behind&rdquo\;celebrate s K-12 educators\, showing them with compassion and grace in order to pay r espect to the selfless people that do such an important and overlooked job. Her project is a love letter to teachers: her heroes.

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This work will be on view at Rayko Photo Center from September 14th &ndash\; October 14th with an opening reception on September 1 4th\, from 6-8pm\, shortly after school begins this fall. A perf ect time to celebrate these educators!

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There will also be a screening of &ldquo\;Oyler\,&rdquo\; a documentary film by Amy Scott about a Cinci nnati public school fighting poverty in its Urban Appalachian neighborhood\ , on October 13th at 7pm at RayKo. Not to be missed!

DTEND:20161014 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160914 GEO:37.7821062;-122.3969007 LOCATION:Rayko Photo Center\,428 Third St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:No Child Left Behind\, Victoria Heilweil UID:426234 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160914T200000 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160914T180000 GEO:37.7821062;-122.3969007 LOCATION:Rayko Photo Center\,428 Third St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:No Child Left Behind\, Victoria Heilweil UID:426235 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

I've been lucky enough to see \;Mark Citret's work in pe rson at a few different venues. As a platinum printer\, it takes a lot for me to be seduced by a print...and not only was I drawn in by the beauty and craft of Citret's prints\, but I was so impressed that I bought one: an im age of a perfect conical mountain rising above a flat sea with a shadow dev ouring the peak. Sublime. So when Mark mentioned that he was making a book of the landscape he'd always dreamed of\, I had to wonder what that was if it wasn't the print I'd purchased.

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In fact\, the landscape he's alw ays dreamed of is a massive construction site in the southwest corner of Sa n Francisco. Well that got my attention. His title for this series of pictu res is "Parallel Landscapes" and his goal of this project finally becoming a book has been realized. His monograph is being released this September wi th a special book launch and exhibition at RayKo Photo Center on September 14th\, 6-8pm. Citret has been waiting for more than 20 years for this collection of images to be published as he made these photographs bet ween1990 and 1993. To be specific\, he selected 47 photographs\, distilled down from the over one hundred finished pieces this project generated. It's his personal feeling that these photographs constitute the finest body of work he's produced in his 50 plus years as a photographer.

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The arti st states that\, "Without pride or embarrassment\, I can say that I find th e rebar and concrete of a construction site every bit as beautiful as fir t rees delicately outlined by freshly fallen snow\, and the apparent solidity of an office building as lyrical and ephemeral as fog floating over a sunl it ocean. Perhaps that is why photography\, (at least in the way I practice it)\, while irrevocably tied to the way things literally appear\, is nonet heless a magical medium of the imagination."

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The single motivating factor that runs through all of Citret's work is the simple fact that he fi nds the world to be an endlessly fascinating "visual smorgasbord." The came ra is the perfect instrument\, and photography the perfect medium\, to resp ond to this stimulation. This artist is still devoted to film and the large format camera. All of the photographs for this book were made with a 4x5 v iew camera with a variety of lenses (for those of us that want to geek out\ , they were shot on Kodak T-Max 100 film\, developed in Agfa Rodinal and ca refully printed in the darkroom).

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Here is an excerpt from Citret's own introduction to the book\, which expresses the nature of the work and t he excitement he felt while producing it:

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"With every visit I w as treated to new places to stand- places that did not exist the day before \, and that could well be gone the next&hellip\;The images appeared on the ground glass\, that 4x5 inch frame whose edges determined all that would be included\, and all that would be excluded. I felt like a miner who was una ble to even begin digging\, because the gold nuggets were just lying there on the surface\, waiting to be gathered like so many fallen apples...< /p>\n

From 1990 to 1993 I chronicled the continuing metamorphosis: ex cavation to foundations\; foundations to walls and columns\; walls and colu mns to enclosed rooms and cavernous chambers.

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It was a myt hic hydra of steel and stone: growing new heads\, sprouting appendages\, sh edding and regenerating its skin\, and constantly revealing itself anew. Su nshine and open sky gave way to what little daylight could find its way thr ough doors or skylights. Powerful halogen lamps illuminated the darkened de pths.

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It was a mythic hydra of steel and stone: growing n ew heads\, sprouting appendages\, shedding and regenerating its skin\, and constantly revealing itself anew. Sunshine and open sky gave way to what li ttle daylight could find its way through doors or skylights. Powerful halog en lamps illuminated the darkened depths. \;As they were completed\, en tire buildings were backfilled beneath the sand. It was as if it were a mas sive archeological dig\, somehow thrown into reverse. It was the landscape I had always dreamed of. \;Perhaps that is why photography\, ( at least in the way I practice it)\, while irrevocably tied to the way thin gs literally appear\, is nonetheless a magical medium of the imagination. T his construction site\, which when completed was the Oceanside Water Pollut ion Control Plant\, or in laymen's terms\, a sewage treatment plant\, was\, and remains\, the most intriguing landscape I have ever photographed."

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There's nothing I appreciate more than absolute obsession and pas sion. And gorgeous gelatin silver prints of compelling photographs. Come se e for yourself on opening night and grab a copy of Mark Citret&rsquo\;s lon g awaited monograph!

DTEND:20161014 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160914 GEO:37.7821062;-122.3969007 LOCATION:Rayko Photo Center\,428 Third St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Parallel Landscapes\, photographs by Mark Citret\, Mark Citret UID:426232 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160914T200000 DTSTAMP:20160831T000222 DTSTART:20160914T180000 GEO:37.7821062;-122.3969007 LOCATION:Rayko Photo Center\,428 Third St \nSan Francisco\, CA 94107 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Parallel Landscapes\, photographs by Mark Citret\, Mark Citret UID:426233 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR