Monday, December 29, 2014

The FAMSF and Guidekick partner to create a mobile app guide to SF

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) has announced their partnership with Guidekick, a start up company that creates pocket sized, mobile app guides. Their first San Francisco based project will be to create a guide to Golden Gate Park, which will include nearly 150 points of interest, The de Young Museum is included as well as the California Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Tea Garden and the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

 Cliff House

 Sutro Baths

The 3-D images look like what you would expect - very sterile but the wealth of history and other info makes this worth a $1.99 download from i Tunes. As it is, people are fixated on their cell phones so they might as well get some real info while they are obsessing at the tiny screen.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Free admission to the CJM and what else is open in the Bay Area on Christmas Day

At the Contemporary Jewish Museum: Grammy nominated duo—The Pop-Ups perform their music using cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets; crafting a world of magic that engages, educates, and delights all ages. Performances at 1 and 2:30pm with a special “meet the puppets” workshop at 11:30am.*Tickets for The Pop-Ups performances available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event and are extremely limited.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

San Francisco Main Library
Galleries and Exhibits

The San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street currently has eleven exhibits throughout the building, including three in the two main galleries and eight in other areas of the library.  

Some of the current exhibits are:
Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring A California Legacy (Pictured above)
Jewett Gallery – Lower Level  
Through: Sunday, 1/04/15
Photographs and oral histories of young and old Ohlone tribal members celebrating their culture.  During this exhibit, the annual October Ohlone Big Time Gathering was held at the Rob Hill Campground in the San Francisco Presidio.     

Compositions: A Filipino American Experience
Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area - 6th Floor
Through Sunday, 12/07/14
Historical photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado of the Filipino community in San Francisco during the 1940s and 1950s

Primal Green II
Our Environment 
through Quilt Artists’ Vision and Voice
Wallace Stegner Environmental Center - 5th Floor
Through Friday, 4/24/15

Over 20 local quilt and fiber artists exhibit quilts with an environmental theme, including abstracts, landscapes, kayaking and more, from five foot square to placemat size and smaller.

My favorite was “Compost,” an artistically accurate and tasteful rendition of a wide spectrum of rotting garbage.

Posted by Phil Gravitt