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  • 29 2015 March

    ART PROFESSOR CRITIQUES PAINTINGS BY JOHNNY DEPP, LUCY LIU, JAMES FRANCO & MORE

    by Alex Mak Broke-Ass Stuart (republished with permission) This is not an article about celebrity painters like Andy Warhol or Salvador Dalí, this is an article about celebrities who paint, like Johnny Depp and and Lucy Liu.  The difference between the two is not as obvious as one might think.

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    by Alex Mak Broke-Ass Stuart (republished with permission) This is not an article about celebrity painters like Andy Warhol or Salvador Dalí, this is an article about celebrities who paint, like Johnny Depp and and Lucy Liu.  The difference between the two is not as obvious as one might think.

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  • 25 2015 March

    Sidra Bell Dance New York presents San Francisco Season 2015 Unidentifiable; Bodies at Dance Mission

    April 3-4, Friday-Saturday, 8pm Dance Mission Theatre 3316 24th Street (corner Mission) San Francisco CA 94110 Sidra Bell Dance New York presents San Francisco Season 2015 Unidentifiable; Bodies San Francisco Premiere TICKETS: $10 students; $20 general available info SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK is rapidly gaining an international profile for their visceral

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    April 3-4, Friday-Saturday, 8pm Dance Mission Theatre 3316 24th Street (corner Mission) San Francisco CA 94110 Sidra Bell Dance New York presents San Francisco Season 2015 Unidentifiable; Bodies San Francisco Premiere TICKETS: $10 students; $20 general available info SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK is rapidly gaining an international profile for their visceral

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Design

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    Cinco De Mayo Celebration invitation 

    Invitation cards and note cards start at $1.95 depending on paper stock and envelope. Illustration, design, lettering ©Mark Gould studio Source: Cinco De Mayo Celebration invitation | Zazzle

    April 24, 2015
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    Primo Angeli: A Retrospective at Museo Italo Americano – Now Open

    From December 5, 2014 through April 19, 2015, the Museo Italo Americano will exhibit the works of San Francisco design legend, Primo Angeli. A master of advertising art since the early 1960s, Primo Angeli created innovative branding, packaging, logos and advertising posters for such stellar clients as Boudin Bakery, Ben

    December 6, 2014
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    Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press (podcast)

    Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press is celebrated by an array of public programs at the National Gallery of Art, including lectures, a concert, gallery talks, and a variety of offerings in the Gallery Shops. All programs are free of charge in the East Building Auditorium unless

    October 6, 2013
  • Illustration Source Launches New Website

    Illustration Source Launches New Website (via redOrbit) NEW YORK, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The website for many years named “Stock Illustration Source.com” has recently been relaunched as “IllustrationSource.com.” This has been done to better reflect the full range of stock and assignment illustrators represented by the company. We now

    July 16, 2012
  • A Question of Aesthetics – What Is Beauty and How Does it Feel?

    by Mark Gould Designer Richard Seymour works on products with soul — from a curvy, swoopy iron to a swift and sleek city motorcycle. Seymourpowell is regarded as one of the world’s leading product and innovation design consultancies, with clients who include Ford, Virgin Galactic, Tefal, Casio, Nokia, Guinness, Samsung

    January 22, 2012
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    Adobe Creative Cloud and Touch Apps Debut

    Adobe is faced with layoffs, downsizing in certain areas and refocusing on new and potentially new markets. And of course THE places to be for a large graphic design software company these days are cloud-based services, digital publishing, and tablet apps.

    November 15, 2011

San Francisco

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    Curiot in SF for FFDG Exhibit Finishes Work On New Mural

    Mexican artist Curiot is currently in in the city and just finished working on a new mural now on display downtown. The wall was curated by Upper Playground and Fifty24SF Gallery. The Curiot exhibit at FFDG, “Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights,” runs through April 18th. The gallery says of Curio and his work, Curiot’s colorful paintings, featuring mythical half-animal half-human figures and scenes, which allude to Mexican traditions (geometric designs, Day of the Dead styles, myths and legends, tribal elements), are rendered in precise detail with a mixture of highly vibrant yet complementary colors. Inspired from Pre-Hispanic cultures, nature and urban contemporaneity, the artist explores […]

    March 31, 2015
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    POSTER: SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR ANNOUNCES HOUSING PLAN

    by Mark Gould  JAN 15 2015 I don’t knock these illustrations out in a day anymore; it’s taken me a few months to get this one in shape. But it’s a work in progress and still not finished. I wanted to put something online though, since today San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee formally announced the specifics of his new housing program, focused on creating affordable housing into the future for low income and middle class city residents. The concept for the poster speaks for itself. It seemed like a clever idea I hadn’t seen and I’m pretty happy with where […]

    January 15, 2015
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    San Francisco: Art and Culture Notes for January 13, 2015

    by Mark Gould JAN 13, 2015 Paradise Turns to Parking Lot Then Into a Parklet, Tryin’ to Keep What You Got Before It’s Gone Tensions between the local art community and the forces of economic growth in San Francisco are now running high on a regular basis, and making the news with some frequency. Last week Courthouse News reported that eight artists have filed a lawsuit against Zephyr Rreal Estate for reproducing their mural art in a 2013 promotional calendar. The story named the plaintiffs in the suit as Francisco Aquino, Mona Caron, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Jetro Martinez, Sirron Norris, Henry Sultan, Jennifer Badger Sultan and […]

    January 13, 2015
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    San Francisco – The Only Way To Go Is Up (photo essay)

    A few images from downtown – Transbay and The Embarcadero. Sometimes it seems that new construction pops up every day.

    January 11, 2015
  • NEW MOUNTAIN VIEW SHUTTLE BUS

    Art and Culture Links – Saturday, January 10

    MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Meet a kinder, gentler Google bus -- not the sleek and occasionally despised charter service that transports thousands of Googlers to the company's suburban headquarters each morning, but a free public shuttle that launched here this week.

    January 10, 2015
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    San Francisco – City Art and Culture Notes: January 10, 2015

    Artists File Lawsuit For Publishing Images of Their Murals, ““San Francisco Feels Like The Center Of The World,” And 4K HD Art Frames From Depict Artists Fight Commercialization of Their Murals in San Francisco published at Courthouse News SAN JOSE (CN) – In a lawsuit that spotlights tensions over soaring prices and gentrification in San Francisco, the creators of several iconic city murals sued a real estate company for using their art to advertise “luxury homes.” Eight artists accuse Zephyr Real Estate, the city’s largest independent real estate firm, of infringing on their copyrights by reproducing their work in a 2013 […]

    January 10, 2015

Media Arts

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    Media Arts Notes, January 20, 2015

    M. Lamar, NEGROGOTHIC, Warhol Foundation Gives $4 Million To Grantees, and Art From a Techno-ecological Perspective A quite timely exhibit opening January 30th at the San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries through February 28M 2015 that explores topics of race, equality, violence and optimism. The exhibit is curated by Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs. M. Lamar’s exhibition NEGROGOTHIC strips the American enterprise to its hardcore components of race, sexuality, violence, and optimism. In imagery that links the histories of slavery and Robert Mapplethorpe, and through sound that connects Lamar’s operatic counter-tenor with doom metal, the artist offers a searing

    January 20, 2015
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    Glenda Amayo Caldwell and Marcus Foth: DIY Media Architecture: Open and Participatory Approaches to Community Engagement

    From the recently concluded Proceedings of the 2nd Media Architecture Biennale Conference: World Cities, held in Aarhus, Denmark, Glenda Amayo Caldwell and Marcus Foth presented their paper: DIY Media Architecture – Open and Participatory Approaches to Community Engagement Abstract: Media architecture’s combination of the digital and the physical can trigger, enhance, and amplify urban experiences. In this paper, we examine how to bring about and foster more open and participatory approaches to engage communities through media architecture by identifying novel ways to put some of the creative process into the hands of laypeople. We review technical, spatial, and social aspects of DIY

    December 1, 2014
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    Memes As Art: Media Installation Artist Dave Greber

    by Mark Gould, Editor – Photosynthesis Media Arts and Theory Journal (republished from my other blog) For a while now, I’ve wanted to write and introduce you to the work of media installation artist Dave Greber, part of the New Orleans based artist collective The Front. David belongs to a group of video artists, experimental cinema producers, writers and other artists who are exploring popular culture and it’s media conduit, exposing the often subliminal propaganda-style messages we are all confronted by every day, and in doing so invites all of us to examine media memes and the roles they play

    August 27, 2013
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    Simon Christen’s “Adrift” – A Love Letter to the Fog

    Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo.   Animator, photographer, and filmmaker Simon Christen knows how to bring art and technology together. He’s worked as an animator at Pixar, as a photographer of urban scenes, and director of time lapse films. So even without having met him, and seen his work, I think it’s safe to say that Simon has a gift for storytelling and the visual arts. Recently Simon set his sights on capturing the fog that Bay Area residents and City dwellers both love and hate. We San Franciscans seem to both adore it’s beauty and cooling mist, and

    July 1, 2013

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Vanessa Marsh’s “Mountain 4″ from her series “Falling” Bay Area artist and photographer Vanessa Marsh’s photographs, currently on display at San Francisco’s Dolby Chadwick Gallery till February 28, are dream-like in […]
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    Sidra Bell Dance New York presents San Francisco Season 2015 Unidentifiable; Bodies at Dance Mission

    April 3-4, Friday-Saturday, 8pm Dance Mission Theatre 3316 24th Street (corner Mission) San Francisco CA 94110 Sidra Bell Dance New York presents San Francisco Season 2015 Unidentifiable; Bodies San Francisco Premiere TICKETS: $10 students; $20 general available info SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW

    March 25, 2015
  • David Mitchell: Boundaries January 29, 2015 – March 12, 2015

    The Dryansky Gallery Announces Boundaries: An Exhibition of Color Photographs by David Mitchell

    David Mitchell: Boundaries January 29, 2015 – March 12, 2015 2120 Union Street (between Webster & Fillmore) San Francisco, CA 94123 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29, 6:00–8:00 pm Boundaries marks David Mitchell’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast, featuring non-objective photographs

    January 27, 2015
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    San Francisco – City Art and Culture Notes: January 10, 2015

    Artists File Lawsuit For Publishing Images of Their Murals, ““San Francisco Feels Like The Center Of The World,” And 4K HD Art Frames From Depict Artists Fight Commercialization of Their Murals in San Francisco published at Courthouse News SAN JOSE (CN)

    January 10, 2015
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    From SFMOMA: Our Expansion – A Place For Artists

      Our expansion originated with the vision of increasing the museum’s capacity to share art with the many communities it serves, including the vital creative community itself. In 2016 and beyond, new programs and initiatives will ensure that artists will

    December 4, 2014
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    Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press (podcast)

    Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press is celebrated by an array of public programs at the National Gallery of Art, including lectures, a concert, gallery talks, and a variety of offerings in the Gallery Shops. All programs

    October 6, 2013
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    Collages by Eugenia Loli

    Here are a few samples of the wonderful collage work of Eugenia Loli, whose work I came across on her Tumblr and then on her Flickr page. Loli spent time working in the technology sector, (yes I can relate to

    September 24, 2013