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Lillian Shanahan in The Ramp Gallery, November 8–December 3, 2016

Lillian Shanahan is inspired by the current meme craze. She adds a few simple words to an image or manipulates an image to turn it into her own version of this phenomenon. It’s lowbrow art, within a high-art meme. She …

The Flaming Lotus Girls' SOMA by Michael Holden

Flaming Lotus Girls presents IN THE RED: PulSomatic, Dec 10

Flaming Lotus Girls presents IN THE RED: PulSomatic, a gallery party and silent auction fundraiser to support Flaming Lotus Girls’ 2016 work — PULSE for Burning Man and our current public installation of SOMA in Vallejo.Come see PULSE fresh from …

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Touch On Opening Reception, Thursday, December 1, 6–9 pm

Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of Touch is a deep inquiry into the multifaceted nature of touch curated by James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster. The first exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition …

Chocolate and Art in Dallas

Chocolate and Art Show San Francisco, November 11–12

Indulge yourself in some of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers, and creators! There is something for everybody including body painting, live painting, live music, and free chocolate! Part of the proceeds will be donated to our non-profit organization partner, …

The spirit of the mission

Día De Los Muertos Artist Interview: Shizue Seigel

“The spirit of the Mission,” 2016. Shizue Seigel. Photo by Tara Chandi. As a long-time San Franciscan and participant in the Día de Los Muertos exhibition at SOMArts, how would you describe your connection to community? Día de los Muertos …

I meant to write to you

Día De Los Muertos Artist Interview: United Booksellers of San Francisco

“I meant to write to you,” 2016. United Booksellers of San Francisco. Photo by Tara Chandi. Interview with Denise Sullivan from Modern Times Bookstore Collective. How did this collaboration between three long-standing  bookstores in the Mission come about? We frequently …

Day of the Dead 2016 photo

A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos Exhibition, October 7–November 5, 2016

Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …

Seeking Life & Liberty

Día De Los Muertos Artist Interview: Patricia Montgomery and Michael Ross

“Seeking Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness that America Promised,” 2016. Patricia Montgomery and Michael Ross. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel. How did you choose the Scottsboro Boys’ arrest of 1931 as the theme for your exhibit at Día De …