Live Performances and Art Installations by Flash Hopkins, Kaytee Papusza, Paz de la Calzada, and Jules Sears
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Jules Sears. Image courtesy of the artist
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
A Walking Shadow, mixed-media sculpture by Flash Hopkins
Flash Hopkins, host of the Discovery Channel’s Doing Da Vinci, has worked in general construction and as a union bridge builder. He also has been an arachnologist and a botanist for the Federal Seed Bank. Flash is a co-founder of the Burning Man arts festival. In recent years, he has built large-scale public art installations throughout the United States and has been the artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Recycling Center.
Nomadic Labyrinth by Paz de la Calzada
The Nomadic Labyrinth is an interactive project that consists of a large-scale labyrinthlike sculpture of precisely cut carpet. The public is invited to explore, walk, or meditate in the labyrinth and experience art as a transformative tool.
Paz de la Calzada, a native of Spain, is an artist working in drawing, installation, and sculpture. Her current work reflects the artist’s vision of creating art that is playfully in dialogue with the urban space, exploring the relationship between nature and urbanenvironment, daily life and ritual.
Sound installation by Jules Sears
Sears believes that the most powerful way to connect with energy is with sound. Using specially calibrated tuning forks, gongs, Tibetan bowls, and other instruments, including the voice, she creates harmonic medicine that tunes the mind, body, and spirit to our innate healthy vibrations.
Jules Sears, a certified sound practitioner, hypnotherapist, and intuitive healer, promotes optimal vibratory well-being through customized healing sessions, various workshops incorporating restorative yoga and Taoist healing sounds, and Pop- up Sound Spaces for festivals and events. She has also studied somatic yoga therapy, hypnotherapy, Thai massage, aquatic massage, and Chi Gong.
Playing Milk, Sanaz Gangei
Sanaz Gangei is a hypnotherapist who does performances wearing hand-crafted costumes while using trance-inducing sounds and visuals.
Sanaz Gangei nourished her roots in the forest of a Swedish town, later to travel through skies to California, where she attended Pasadena Art Center and continued as a photographer and painter in Los Angeles before becoming a hypnotherapist. She has toured with other bands to perform at venues and galleries around North America.
Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibitions galleries.
The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.