Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
The Community Arts Program, San Francisco's only free-of-charge fine arts studio for poor, homeless, formerly homeless and at-risk adults, showcases the work of our emerging artists. We encourage you to visit to view and purchase original work created by our talented local artists.
The Community Arts Program is located at 1009 Market Street, cross Sixth Street. Click for map & directions.
All listed events below will take place at the Community Arts Program, unless otherwise noted. Exhibitions and shows are open to the public, and 100% of all proceeds from the sale of artwork goes directly to the artists.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions:
Art for the House
ART FOR THE HOUSE
9th Annual Urban Art Auction and Sale
benefiting Hospitality House's Community Arts Program
Friday, November 16th
6:00pm - 10:00pm (silent auction closes at 8:30!)
GREAT NEW LOCATION: Firehouse 8 - 1648 Pacific Avenue @ Polk
Join us for this one-of-a-kind urban art auction and sale benefiting Tenderloin community artists.
Featuring unique and affordable works by local artists, including those utilizing the Community Arts Program,
Roaddawgz homeless youth group, and other emerging community artists.
The perfect casual Friday evening get-together, Art for the House is free and open to the public and
features complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres. Firehouse 8 - a renovated firehouse -
provides the perfect causual and cool vibe for the event.
For regularly updated information, please visit Hospitality House's event page or join the conversation on Facebook.
It's a Midorable World / Futurist Utopians
Midori Meissen & James Irvine Taylor
October 12 – November 30, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, October 19, 2012
Hospitality House Community Arts Program (CAP) is pleased to invite you to the dual solo exhibitions of Midori Meissen and James Irvine Taylor.
Midori Meissen’s “It’s a Midorable World” takes us on an enchanting journey of joy and whimsy. “The playfulness of her works, beautifully executed across a range of media like in her Japanese rice-paper collages, which look deceivingly like watercolor paintings,” notes Ivan Vera, CAP Program Manager. “They are actually created through the painstaking and precise accumulation of layers of colored rice paper glued to make up the final image.” The collection also includes one-of-a-kind yarn-knitted animals and dolls; as well as her clay works, which range from the traditional Japanese ceramics to Japanese anime characters. “It’s an exhibition which dares you not to smile,” says Vera.
James Irvine Taylor’s “Futurist Utopians” gives us a peek into an artist mind, with drawings of a utopia that is founded more in mid-twentieth century nostalgia than in the future ahead. Vera describes James’s drawings as “conveying a level of fascination with a world that’s more early science fiction.” Through variations of a recurring theme the audience peeks into identifiable future we seem to be familiar with. His drawings also serve as a journal for the artist, full of indiscernible writings that document his ongoing preoccupations with government agencies; female self-reproduction and other evolutional concerns; left-wing radicals and sexual prohibitionists; anxiety medications; etc.
According to Vera, the artists’ creative processes compliment one another. "Each artist is served well by a solid range of creativity, skill and execution which results in such a prolific and original body of work"
The exhibitions will be on view from October 12 through November 30, 2012, with an artist reception on Friday, October 19, 2012. This reception is part of the Mid Market 2 Block of Art monthly art walk and is free and open to the public.
To view past exhibitions at Gallery 146, please visit this page.
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