Fresh back from a week long vaca in Kauai (look for the post next week!) and am feeling refreshed, balanced, tan and on “island time.” I was not sure how I’d feel leaving literal “paradise” for a return to the mainland, but San Francisco never fails to impress. Two days back and I’m already pumped for what promises to be an adventure-filled weekend of sunshine hikes, sloshball on the Marina Green, and last but not least, the first of Pao Art in April.
Pao Art month celebrates the many artistic pockets of the Bay area. On the agenda for the next 30 days are local gallery openings, SF Moma Thursday nights, Cal Academy of Sciences and finally the Monterey Aquarium.
Just like its plentiful eateries, this Mission is replete with art galleries. Check out this cool map of local Mission galleries from Mission Loc.
One of the latest editions is the destination for this Saturday night: Guerrero Gallery on 19th street. The gallery comes to you from Andres Guerrero, and last month he introduced the inaugural show. Guerrero Gallery focuses on presenting art from a wide range of emerging, contemporary artists in an open, clean space that encourages conversation amongst visitors. The April 10th show will capture the art and unique perspectives from over 20 different artists – with specialties ranging from photography, paint, sculpture and collage.
Adam Wallacavage, Albert Reyes, Alexis Mackenzie, Andy Diaz Hope, Brian Cooper, Chris Yormick, Cody Hoyt, Cody Hudson, Frohawk Two-Feathers, Greg Lamarche, Jacob Whibley, James Hopkins, James Marshall, Jay Howell, Jon Bocksel, KC Ortiz, Kelsey Brookes, Michael Rea, Michael Swaney, Mike Davis, Ryan Jaenke, Scott Anderson and Ted Pushinsky.
While you are perusing the different art collections, don’t be surprised if your hips start shaking or feet start tapping to music being spun by local DJs. The evening promises to appeal to your Pao Chow and Pao Sip appetites as well – with drinks and food carts as your constant companions for the evening. Come one and come all for a night of sophisticated revelry, art appreciation, good eats and hopefully some good dialogue.
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
7pm to 11pm
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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