Category Archives: San Francisco

May 2021 – Spring is here; Restaurants are Open; and I have lots of art on gallery walls…

Until mid May my “Keeping Up” is part of the juried TEXTtural show at the Live Worms Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach – until Sunday May 16th.

And, in addition to the diptych, Dreams of Spring 1 & 2 being in the collage show at the SFWA Gallery, I also have a wall in the Artist’s Salon showing just about all the work I’ve done since December. Here’s how it looks:

So, if you’re nearby, go have a look! The SFWA Shows are up until the 28th of May. Details:

Also posted in Art, mixed media, On Display, Shows

April Activities

Three main efforts in April, plus one do-over. I woke up one morning in a whimsical frame of mind and produced a pair of cheerful, folksy ‘squares’, both of which were chosen to be in the May collage show at the SFWA gallery.They are called “Dreams of Spring” #1 and #2.

Another even more whimsical piece was “Hairbrained Meditation” which was purchased the day I completed it! Here’s what it looks like:

I also created a companion piece to “Wish You Were Here” – same palette, no similarity in theme, but hanging together and looking like a ‘set’. This one is called “Pastimes”, and has bits of game memorabilia from Scrabble, Dominoes, Monopoly and Bingo.

The Do-Over (third and final time!) was “I Read the News Today Oh Boy” which first transformed completely and then finally became a square which made all the difference. This one is for keeps:

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The El Rey Theater

My friend Linda who edits the Sundial, the newsletter of the Ingleside neighborhood in San Francisco, asked if she could use my recent photo of the once-upon-a-time movie theater on Ocean Avenue. I was flattered. Here it is.

The El Rey opened on November 14, 1931, with Maurice Chevalier in “The Smiling Lieutenant” and had its last hurrah on Tuesday 29 March 1977 when the International Hookers Film Festival ran a noon to midnight marathon of ‘Irma La Douce,’ ‘Sweet Charity,’ ‘Some Came Running,’ ‘Three Penny Opera’ (1931), and ‘Pandora’s Box’ (1929). The theater doors closed for good on April 1st, 1977. Later that year the building morphed into a Pentecostal Church but eventually was foreclosed upon – turned out God didn’t pay the mortgage.

There’s a nice mural on it now – don’t know its artist(s), but it looks good despite the emptiness inside. I wonder if any of the interior art deco survives.

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