Wednesday, June 3, 2009

the art starts early... (part un)

We love starting our weekend off with art and always look forward to the first friday of the month for all the art opening awesomeness.  But this month the art seems to be arriving a day early, as thursday becomes the new friday!  Here are some awesome bay area art events that are sure to end your week in a pretty way.

Everything You Need Can Grow

Tomorrow at Rare Device you can check out the opening reception for Everything You Need you Can Grow.  The exhibit features 38 original illustrations by Christopher David Ryan in watercolor, ink and gouache, each 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35 cm). What makes this event stand out is that the exhibition will be accompanied by a book of the same title, which includes 38 full color, perfect bound pages.  A edition of 100 signed by the artist will be sold exclusively at Rare Device and on

When:  Thursday June 4th  7pm - 9pm
Where: Rare Device 1845 market st, san francisco

more arty events after the jump...

Artwork By Nancy Spoelhof

This exhibit features a selection of Nancy Spoelhof’s bright, colorful figurative paintings. Spoelhof’s work explores ideas surrounding society.  Composed of well-defined shapes—a la paper cut-out dolls—figures, sometimes in groups, sometimes solo, are almost abstracted in their simplicity; they’re funky stylized characters clad in layered, often striped dress and set in environments that emphasize and mimic their playful colors and patterns.  The show will run from June 4 thru June 27th, with the opening reception tomorrow!

When: Thursday June 4th 6pm - 7:30pm
Where:  Suite Five Salon 305 grant ave, san francisco

Consumer Confidence

A man of many talents, Romanowski is not only an artist but an established DJ and producer. His creativity and style are unmistakable. Co-curator and creative mind behind the recent Metermaid Show, Romanowski comes back full force in his own solo show, "Consumer Confidence".  Come check out the last day of the exhibit and join in on the closing celebrations!

When:  (closing reception) June 4th  7pm - 10pm
Where: Lower Haters Gallery 597 haight st, san francisco

Teppei Ando: Blowing It

Blowing It is a portrait series by Oakland based artist Teppei Ando in medium of manipulated stains on clay-board. Each portrait represents the life of a character disconnected from an era in which progress happens rapidly within their lifetime yet somehow each remains distant from contributing to it. These are portraits of characters in their environment; an ocean of anxiety, despair and stress polluted by quick fixes and over stimulation. They've adapted, they socialize, they gather, and create their own caves away from the smudge culture. They're just people, in a state of existence in the dark liquid environment.  The exhibit runs from June 1 thru June 30th.

When:  (opening reception) June 4th  8pm - 12pm
Where:  Cafe Royale 800 post st, san francisco

Pattern in People

Tartine Cafe & Bar will be showing off the graphic work of Trevor and Aaron.  Stop by for the opening reception to meet the artist and grab some great grub from tartine's cafe!

When: (opening reception) June 4th  9pm - 11pm
Where: Tartine 600 guerrero st, san francisco

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