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I Love Weekends in October

(Painting Courtesy of Jennifer Wasson)

I have a love-hate relationship with October.

I am always disappointed to have fewer hours of daylight, and I really start to notice this and mourn the loss of light in late September and early October.

I DO love the fact that each October, Artspan and its artists open their studios to the public.  Artist studios are divided into groups (by neighborhood) and artists open their studios to the public on the appointed Saturday and Sunday.  This year, open studios run through the first weekend in November.

It's a great way to see terrific art, meet artists and interact with them.  Check out the Artspan website for details and to learn more about the artists and to check out the schedule.  I've met artists whose work I adore, and I love bumping in to friends who also share my passion for great art.  Jennifer Wasson, whose work is featured above, will be at Hunter's Point for the last weekend.  Hope to see you there.

I saw this great article in Elle Decor about How to Hang Art Like a Pro.  It gives great tips re: the mechanics of hanging art on the walls as well as artistic tips .  I find that many of our clients talk about feeling at home and settled after they have moved only after they have had a chance to hang their art.  Consider moving your artwork around on occassion--it's a nice way to change the feel of different rooms.

 
Wow, check out this amazing tour of San Francisco.  It is the brilliant work of Scott Weaver who spent countless hours building this amazing kinetic sculpture.
I love hearing the laughter and delight of the audience. I found this amazing video online.
 

 
Kudos to the artist, Scott Weaver, who has put over 30,000 hours of work into this sculpture over almost 35 years.  It's brilliant and fun!


 
There has been significant fanfare recently about the opening of the new terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  I was invited to a party thrown by Virgin American who will be located in that terminal.  This amused be because I don't know if I would add getting in the car and heading to the airport for a party as high on my list, although I suspect they will throw a party with some flair. 
The New York Times profiles the art collection at the airport.  Evidently, the...

San Francisco supervisors voted earlier this week to approve the plan for the project to transform the partially abandoned Hunters Point Shipyard into a new neighborhood with open space, over 10,000 new residential units, businesses, clean technology space and good urban design.

These plans have been in the works for years.  I was somewhat surprised a few years ago when almost all of my artist friends who have studio space at Hunters Point were in favor of the development project.  Many...

 

The debate over public art continues as East Bay knitters express their dislike for public works with a bit of subversive knitting.  I love the Bay Area, we protest just about everything and we think of innovative ways of doing it.  In the last few weeks, masked East Bay knitters have converted their stash (those left over balls of yarn, and those purchased with a project in mind, but not yet knit) and created a cover for the "T" in the Here There statue that graces the Berkeley...

I am often swimming in the Bay at Aquatic Park and I often park on Jefferson Street near the Dolphin Club, or up Hyde Street into the Russian Hill neighborhood.  The other morning, I parked at the end of Van Ness in one of those great 4 hour parking spots--which would give me plenty of time to swim, relax and enjoy my weekend morning.  I have noticed Rock Sculptures along the part of the cove closest to Van Ness (the rocky part to the left of the beach as you face the Bay), but never...

San Francisco supervisors voted earlier this week to approve the plan for the project to transform the partially abandoned Hunters Point Shipyard into a new neighborhood with open space, over 10,000 new residential units, businesses, clean technology space and good urban design.

These plans have been in the works for years.  I was somewhat surprised a few years ago when almost all of my artist friends who have studio space at Hunters Point were in favor of the development project.  Many...

 
Are you a member of one of SFMOMA, Cartoon Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora, Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of Craft and Folk Art or SF Camerawork?  This Saturday, January 10th, the museums are welcoming members of any other museum as part of their second annual Joint Member Day.  Not a member of any of these fabulous city resources?  It might be a good time to join one of them and lend your support.  
Ok, I admit, I am...

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