Author Archives: Sarah Pritchard

Rtystk in the Ramp Gallery, July 23rd–August 25th, 2015

Rtystk works prolifically and spontaneously with acrylic, aerosol and mixed media on canvas, wood, textiles, and t-shirts. The canvases, many self-stretched, are splashed with energetic, vibrant colors, upbeat with African cultural references of struggle and resilience. He calls it  “Hierofiti”, conveying …

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Ideasthesia: A Multisensory Installation by Owen Brown

“How do ideas feel?” This is the question driving Danko Nikolic, the neuroscientist famous for theorizing “ideasthesia”—the notion that thoughts and sensations are interconnected and interdependent. Sights, sounds, and smells are not simply interpreted by the brain; rather, the ways …

SOMArts is hiring: Event & Support Services Administrator

The Event & Support Services Administrator facilitates access to SOMArts facility and support services, provided at below-market rates to over 100 non-profits and other cultural producers annually through SOMArts’ Affordable Space Program and Neighborhood Arts Services Program. A wide range …

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Making a Scene: Interview Roundup

The legacy of Bay Area alternative spaces is huge. Because our gallery only has so many square feet, here is a roundup of the interviews we’ve been conducting as part of Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area …

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The Chocolate and Art Show, July 30 & 31

Indulge yourself in some of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators, with something for everyone: live body painting, live music, face-painting, free nail art/henna tattoos, live portraits, and free chocolate! Click here to buy tickets, and check out a video to …

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Making a Scene Interview: QWOCMAP

2015 Queer Women of Color Film Festival TRAILER from QWOCMAP. For Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces we interviewed T. Kebo Drew the Managing Director of the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) in San Francisco. …

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ArtSpan Artist Workshop: Healthy Art Practices for the Artist and the Environment, July 28

Ever wonder about how your art materials are affecting your health? Do you know how to properly dispose of your spent art materials? Want to be friendly to the environment, although you use hazardous materials in your art practice? Join us …

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Contribute to the Wiki for Collective Memory/Making a Scene

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is creating articles for the Collective Memory: Art & Activism Archive for the alternative spaces listed here and any other alternative space that has had an impact. Additionally, it would be great to get …