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Danja in the Ramp Gallery, August 28–September 30

Over time, Danja has eagerly pursued a variety of artistic expressions and mediums. This and the inspiration acquired from other artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, and nature are the “wind beneath her wings.” Recently she has been creating collages. Each one …

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ArtLaunch 2015

Join ArtSpan at ArtLaunch, the opening reception for the SF Open Studios Exhibition! Be the first to preview over 400 original artworks available for sale. Meet participating SF Open Studios artists and art lovers in one exhibition space while enjoying …

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Calling Artists for Día de los Muertos 2015

Now in its 16th year, SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Over the years, this group exhibition has brought together a wide variety of perspectives …

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Artist Interview: Masako Miyazaki

Your work explores the ways different elements or facets merge and clash, whether they are natural phenomena or identities. What about these meetings interest you? My background is in animation so the core of my work, starting from my undergraduate …

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Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces

Making a Scene, which received critical support from the National Endowment of the Arts, spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, as well as the pioneers and contemporary trailblazers of social justice who utilized these spaces as a catalyst and megaphone. The exhibition is free to visit through August 20th during gallery hours.

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The News: An Evening of Fresh, Queer Performance

On Tuesday, September 1, free admission, Jackie Clay guest curates live performances by AH-Mer-AH-Su, Jade Ariana Fair, Titiana Kumeh, and Justin Young.

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 …