FIRST THURSDAYS ON GRAND
This month’s First Thursday’s on Grand takes place on November 1 from 6 – 8 PM unless otherwise noted.
Panorama Framing is proudly hosting an Opening Night Reception for a new exhibit entitled, “Bay Area Big Shots”. This is the East Bay Photo Collective’s first-ever, juried exhibition celebrating the work of 40 San Francisco Bay-Area photographers – who are jointly launching a campaign for an East Bay Center of Photography. Complimentary wine and cheese and live music.
Urban Furniture and Boutique is hosting an Opening Night Artist’s Reception featuring portraits by Christina Xu from her “Faces in June” series. Christina is a native of Guam who moved to San Francisco at the age of 17 with the intention of pursuing a medical career – but a strong urge to become a painter prevailed. Complimentary wine and cheese. 6:30 – 9 PM
Jau Jou Studio is also hosting an Opening Night Reception for a show of work by Joanna Ruckman that perfectly fits the venue. “Hair Stories is an ongoing interactive portraiture and oral history project. It is a platform for women and gender non-conformers to share individual hair experiences and perspectives. Slowing down to listen and create this archive, intentionally and methodically, has become a foundational part of my art practice.”
Bay-Made (at 3295 LAKESHORE) is showcasing “Ruff Draft”, the photographic works of Brandon Ruffin.
The walls at 510 Brand now display even more art than previously. The artists’ reception on November 1 will feature new works by Steven Haman, Viktor Castro, Aaron Mountain, Kris Fernald, Natalina Simi, Jeremy Reule, Loren Fizer, Thndur 1 Benny Muir and Eugene Spinks. Background music by DJ Pauley Tek. Free drinks and free snacks. 6 PM – 10 PM.
The Libertine has an ongoing show of nude photographs printed on aluminum by Josh Stevenson.
Alchemy Bottle Shop‘s second-floor gallery will be wrapping up its exhibit of photographs by Amelia Berumen and Vanessa Rodriguez entitled, “Talk of the Town” and opening a new show on Sunday, November 4.