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from Americans For The Arts: What is “net neutrality?” It’s the idea that your Internet service provider (ISP), like Verizon or Comcast, doesn’t discriminate when it comes to Internet traffic-meaning throttling or blocking legal content that you want to access or share. A company also can’t pay your ISP to speed up service for certain sites. A lot is at stake. At the heart of the issue is how to ensure an open Internet that preserves everyone’s ability to communicate freely online to learn, engage, express themselves, innovate, and beRead More
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Using vector illustration applications to draw has always felt a bit like there’s math going on under my pen; sometimes following my instructions, sometimes leading me in unexpected directions. In this way my mathematic collaborator creates those happy surprises that are a constant source of joy. I also have learned when to know it’s finished! My work is often driven by the speed in which code can generate beautiful mathematical representations for rendering at any resolution. One iteration after another, I can pick one that has the composition I’m lookingRead More
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This is worth your time in addition to the upcoming FCC ruling on open internet “net-nuetrality” rules, the CA PUC will vote on a Comcast – Time Warner merger giving Comcast the biggest share of cable media and internet markets in California. Please consider voting in favor of the Consumers’ Union petition urging California’s PUC Commissioners to deny the merger because in part, Comcast would be the biggest distribution markets in California, deciding which programs are carried and decision making authority over whether to carry diversity programming and by controllingRead More
Kate Nichols: 2015 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
January 27, 2015 (press release via artandeducation.net) San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is pleased to announce artist Kate Nichols as the recipient of the 2015 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the family of renowned painter Richard Diebenkorn, who studied and taught at SFAI beginning in the 1940s, the fellowship makes it possible for a contemporary artist to both teach at SFAI and pursue independent studio work. Nichols will teach two courses during the fall 2015 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series, and engage withRead More
David Mitchell: Boundaries January 29, 2015 – March 12, 2015
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 selected from the artist’s on-going Abstract bodies of work. Prints from his 2012 series and new works from his 2014 series are being shown for the first time. The geometric nature of these works aligns with his interest in urban form, planes and space where he employs his own abstractedRead More
NEW MOUNTAIN VIEW SHUTTLE BUS
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.Read More
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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 infringingRead More
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Posted On January 3, 2015By SFsthetikIn Art, Art Exhibits, Front Page

Katharina Grosse, “Fiction” via Art21

I think you will be as delighted as I was to see Katharina Grosse at work with her team creating her enormous and colorful work in the most recent installment of PBS’ art21 “Fiction,”  which features artists who “explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.” Some people paint landscapes on canvas; Katharina paints in the landscape “or on it or in it or with it, “as she says, to create large-scale sculpturalRead More
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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 and Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, DHL, Guinness, Robert Mondavi Winery, Tommy’s Joynt, Molinari & Sons, Xerox, General Foods, Banana Republic, Levi Strauss and the Oakland A’s – to name a few.   Primo was also sought out to design celebratory posters ofRead More
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  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 always have an open, forward-thinking home at SFMOMA. –>Read More