FIRST THURSDAYS ON GRAND
This month’s First Thursday’s on Grand takes place on December 6. Hours are 6 – 8 PM unless otherwise noted.
Panorama Framing is hosting a follow-up reception for the East Bay Photo Collective’s first-ever, juried exhibition celebrating the work of 40 San Francisco Bay-Area photographers. Entitled “Bay Area Big Shots”, the exhibit features a wide range of techniques and subject matter. Last month’s turn-out was likely the biggest in the history of the Grand Avenue First Thursdays event. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served.
Urban Furniture and Boutique was so pleased with the sales that artist Christina Xu generated over the past month, they’ve scheduled a second reception for December 6. The show features portraits 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’s current exhibit of work by Joanna Ruckman perfectly fits the venue. The artist says this about her work: “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.”
The walls at 510 Brand are brimming with new works by Steven Haman, Viktor Castro, Aaron Mountain, Natalina Simi, Jeremy Reule, Loren Fizer, Thndur 1, Benny Muir, Eugene Spinks, and photographer Kris Fernald, who also works at Walden Pond Books. The artists’ reception on December 6 also features DJ Pauley Tek – as well as free drinks and free snacks. 6 – 10 PM.
The Libertine, in conjunction with Bell & Iron Tattoo, is hosting a group show and sale of original artwork by Bay Area tattoo artists. Up through December 29.