Panorama Framing is hosting an Opening Night Reception for a group show of Bay Area Quilts with a protest bent. The show –“Awareness and Activism in Textiles” — will be on exhibit at Panorama through the end of August. Complimentary beverages and small bites plus Scot Charland on guitar and ukulele.

Urban Boutique and Furniture is also hosting an Opening Night Reception for an artist with roots in personal activism. Through her artwork, Araceli Espinoza reconstructs what feminine strength means in moments of war and how stereotypes can be challenged.

Alchemy Bottle Shop‘s second-floor gallery is exhibiting a show of spectacular 3-dimensional collages by Sarah Misra entitled, “Selections from the Herbarium.”  To create these works, Sarah makes multiple copies of antique botanical prints that she painstakingly dissects with a scalpel and then creates plants that exist only in her vivid imagination.

San Francisco Fiber‘s owner, Lou Grantham, will be doing a hands-on demonstration of a variety of weaving and spinning techniques.