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Opening Doors to the Public-The Return of the Arts

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in October 2020 Since March, museums and galleries in the bay area closed their doors to the public and have instead offered virtual tours and online education experiences. Starting in late September, several venues are taking precautions to reopen their doors while keeping public safety in mind….

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In Flash Point, artist Jefferson Pinder debuts video works for the 100th anniversary of Red Summer

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in September 2020 Originally presented in the San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries, the SFAI and Oakland’s Aggregate Space Gallery have created an immersive virtual adaptation of the exhibit Flash Point.  Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jefferson Pinder created video works in response to the 100th anniversary of…

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San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz Scene Revisited in Harlem of the West

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in August 2020  Just west of San Francisco’s city hall is a neighborhood that has had many names over the years. The Western Addition, and, after large Victorian mansions were constructed, the twenty square blocks around Fillmore Street were then referred to as the Fillmore District. After…

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Ongoing Online Education and BLM Community Support From the de Young Museum

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in July 2020 Though the de Young museum remains closed, they continue to offer online art and articles to the general public through the COVID-19 shutdown.  Recently, the museum has taken a pledge to take action regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement. In the wake of the…

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Remembering Michael McClure

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in June 2020   “I smile to myself. I know all that there is to know. I see all there is to feel. I am friendly with the ache in my belly. The answer to love is my voice. There is no Time! No answers. The answer…

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Business As Unusual – Creativity in Isolation

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in May 2020 I’ve noticed that hard times give some people a genius for living and a lot of flair for the fun. Like so many of us these days, my only excursions outdoors consist of daily walks.  Lately, my neighbors, several of them, have left chalks…

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The David Ireland House Re-Opens After Renovation

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in April 2020 “You can’t make art by making art” is one of assemblage artist David Ireland’s best-known quotes used to describe his practices during his career. As an environment and living artwork, Ireland’s home at 500 Capp Street became not just a dwelling but also an…

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Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in March 2020 The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents an immersive photography installation by Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Berkman.  Shimmel Zohar was a nineteenth-century Jewish immigrant and photographer who founded Zohar Studios in New York City.  The exhibit is a tribute to Zohar and his studio, the name…

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