July 7 through August 17
Exhibition: The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code
Curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green, The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. Over 60 Bay Area artists refocus the audience on the vital contributions of Black women as artists and social change-makers throughout history. Free. Gallery Hours Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. Opening reception with performances and artist talks July 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street. Information: somarts.org/theblackwomanisgod.
Lecture: Amy Sinbondit: Movement and Materiality
Part of the Museum of Craft and Design’s Speaker Series. Amy Sinbondit’s work is on view as part of Constructed Communication and illustrates her interest in challenging the boundaries of clay in order to investigate the rhythm, harmony, and interactions of paths of movement– captured in the form of three-dimensional lines. Join us for a happy hour conversation about Sinbondit’s process for conveying movement through materiality. Artist lecture, gallery access, wine, and light refreshments included. $10 non-members, $5 students/seniors, members free. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design 2569 Third Street. Information: 415.773.0303.
Workshop: Amy Sinbondit
Amy Sinbondit conducts an afternoon workshop that explores her process in conveying movement through form, surface, and color. Participants will work with the artist to create their own sculptural representations of rhythm, balance, and harmony. Exhibition access, workshop, and light refreshments included. $25 non-members, $15 members. 2 to 5 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design 2569 Third Street. Information: 415.773.0303.
July 16 through August 20
Exhibition: Driss Ouadahi: Breach in the Silence
Algerian painter Driss Ouadahi studied architecture before immigrating to Germany, where he continues to live and work. Utilizing a vocabulary of architectural motifs, Ouadahi makes large-scale paintings that borrow from the history of modernist grid painting and traditional Islamic aesthetics, while tackling the difficult and timely topic of human migration. Free. Artist Reception July 16, 4 to 6 p.m. Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah Street. Information: 415.495.5454.
Installation: Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party
Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts Cultural Center in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 22 artists, and digital and cinematic projections and multimedia installations by 44 artists. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Galleries open at 8:30 p.m., performances 9 p.m. to midnight. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street. Information: somarts.org/nightlight2016
Lecture: New Bohemia Signs
Head sign painter Damon Styer, of San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs, joins us for a dynamic evening covering the history of hand sign painting in the City and a live demo of “gold on glass” technique. Come by for drinks, demos, and to pick up a walking tour map of neighborhood businesses sporting New Bohemia designs. Artist lecture, gallery access, beer, and light refreshments included. $10 non-members, $5 students/seniors, members free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information: 415.773.0303.