Fun, food, friends: a joyous occasion!
Such an exuberant occasion despite the record-breaking 105 degree heat in San Francisco yesterday. Even though Pulido's art filled the gallery with cool blues, we took little breaks and hit the alley out back for joyful music and amazing snacks.
One of the liveliest openings in the history of FOG!
It was my birthday party.
Treats. Birthday cards.
Muzzle to muzzle with one of my favorite humans.
Happy Birthday to me!
The photos say it all. A wonderful man who makes exquisite art brought crowds of friends into the gallery.
We heard him first at FOG. What an exhilarating feeling listening to someone we're sure will be well known in years to come.
Rita Sofertis's opening
An astonishing exhibition. Rita's mixed media images on transparent surfaces hang so visitors can become part of the floating experience. That's Rita on the right, with a friend, behind one of her pieces of art.
And as always, old friends and new!
John Maroney shared some passages out of his new book BALD HEAD EMPTY MIND NO ZEN with us today:
To be a serious student of Zen is OK. Just not too serious.
You could say Zen is like business as usual, with an outrageously funny sense of humor.
Can anyone say they are permanently Enlightened? NO!
Laugh til you cry.
Tom Maroney practiced what he preached about laughter. A great time was had by all..
Fascinating! Tom Akawie's airbrushed works are iridescent––the colors change as you move around the paintings.
An exquisite show of pictures produced on light-sensitive paper without a camera. A phenomenally fun opening.
Ming demonstrated five different types of calligraphy for us: Cursive, Running, Regular, Clerical, and Seal.
Soon as we walked in the big red door for Ming's opening, we were caught up in a wave of great energy. Ming enjoyed explaining his calligraphy to us, and we had a blast looking and learning. Next Saturday, March 11, at 2:00 he'll be bringing his brushes and ink and treating us to a demonstration.
An inspiring opening. In her talk, Janet was passionate about both her paintings and about her concern for our environment.
FOG was the scene of a major improvisational music event on Jimmy McCullough's birthday. Violin, Koto – clarinet, Jew's harp, drums, xylophone, electric bass, bells, guitar, whistles, and vocals all blended into an extended jam. Even Jimmy's paintings were swinging at the end. This is the last week to see his exhibit - don't miss it, it is exceptional work.