Join ArtSpan at this special Friday Nights at the de Young with live art performances, video art, and an intriguing panel discussion that features several generations of San Francisco artists who persist in this changing city. From the disco days to the technology craze, we will celebrate 40 years of SF Open Studios and the artists who live and work in San Francisco.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
This week's theme focuses on San Francisco artists and art practice. Join us at the art table and make your own sketchbook and learn about how artists work!
Information booth and slideshow for ArtSpan. SF Open Studios Guide Giveaway!
October 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, October 30, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments
San Francisco–based artist Carlo Abruzzese transforms data from the US Census—demographic information that ranges from race, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to wealth, poverty, and unemployment—into compelling and meticulous paintings.
Kugelplex is California’s rockin’-est purveyor of klezmer and old-world party music. Formed in 2001, the group plays wild, soulful dance music at events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and beyond. Kugelplex has performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and Frank London (founder of the Klezmatics) and many other artists.
Jason Ditzian (clarinet)
Dan Cantrell (accordion)
Lila Sklar (violin)
Eric Perney (bass)
Michael Pinkham (Percussion)
Max Baloian (guitar, enthusiasm)
Panel Discussion:"Persisting as an Artist in San Francisco" features several generations of SF Open Studios Artists and moderated by Joen Madonna, Executive Director of ArtSpan.