“When we say black, what does that mean?”
Jarrel Phillips, artist and curator, asked himself that question in order to assemble his latest exhibit. “I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence,” on display in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery, explores the way black people and
by Roxanne Hernandez, Garrett Bergthold, Bryan Ramirez
Students from SF State’s Experimental College produced an art gallery fundraiser on campus for the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Monday Dec. 4, 2017. Alisar Mustafa, political science major, who teaches an experimental class about Syria and the Middle East,
One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word “collective” is “involving all members of a group as distinct from its individuals.”
There may as well be a picture of Macro Waves next to that sentence.
Macro Waves is a Bay Area art collective, composed of six artists -
Reverb and delay pave the way for the latest exhibit at the SF State Design Gallery, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts building.
Pedal Culture held its opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 2. It was curated by Ron Light, SF State anthropology alumnus
Mental health and the excessive use of technology are discussed in the latest exhibit at SF State’s Associated Students’ art gallery.
Macro Waves, an artist collective based in Oakland, held the opening reception for NVM (never-mind) on Thursday, Oct. 19. It was originally scheduled for Oct.
On Friday night San Franciscans gathered in the South of Market District to enjoy the Filipino Night Market Festival, which is a monthly ongoing festival that showcases art, music and food that celebrates Filipino culture. Hosted by Undiscovered SF, the event is both an indoor
Art and activism were prevalent at a SF State student-curated show in the Mission District.
Jules Retzlaff, a cinema major, and Lilith King-Smithson, an Africana studies and multimedia double major, put together their second art and social event at Heartspace, a community development center. Heartspace is
On Friday, two blocks of Soma’s district held a block party showcasing multiple artists, dancers, and live performers. The showcase was filled with events ranging from a live Samba dance to a giant wall used to highlight members of the crowd in costume.
The event was
“Queer Virality” held its opening reception in the Associated Students Inc. art gallery on Friday, Sept. 8, which displayed conceptual art from several different artists.
Renae Moua, the show’s curator, chose a theme that hit very close to home as a queer person of color. She’s
After working vigorously hard on not just creating art pieces, but creating a thesis through their metamorphosing art pieces, for the past three years, SF State’s 2017 Masters of Fine Art opened their final art exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery. The opening reception held
Art students and supporters bounced back and forth between the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center and the Martin Wong Gallery in the Fine Arts Building for the opening reception of this years’ senior art show.
“Daily Acts” exhibit curator
The SF State Wind Ensemble debuted "Into the forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire & Oil," on March 14, 2017 at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The wind ensemble holds auditions at the beginning of each semester and is open to current
Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Michela Gregory's birthday as May 14. The article has since been corrected.
The famous Clarion Alley in the Mission District is now a place of remembrance and celebration for family, friends and the SF State community who
SF State’s Black Residents United in Housing used music, spoken-word performances and art to unite people in celebration of Black History Month.
B.R.U.H. hosted the open mic and art gallery Friday evening in the Mary Park Lounge. Approximately 50 people of all backgrounds came to listen
SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery held a reception on Saturday for the opening of its new exhibit “Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back,” which features art with a contemporary Middle Eastern perspective.
Kathy Zarur, art historian and a curator of the exhibit, said the idea of
Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at SF State’s Associated Students Inc. art gallery.
Located at the top of the Cesar Chavez
Personal moments and intriguing faces were displayed along the walls of the student-built art exhibit “Potential,” which was held at popular Oakland art venue The Flight Deck, on the first Friday of the year. Through black and white photography, live performances and interactive artist-to-audience conversation,
One of the enduring thoughts I will take away from this semester is that art is not only a powerful vessel of self-expression, but a tool of representation for a public much larger than an individual.
Costanoan Ohlone historian and activist Ann Marie Sayers highlighted the
Shannon Abac's biomorphic ceramic sculptures, dripping in glossy color, mingle with nearby woven textiles by Kimberly Arteche, depicting deliberate, close crops of pixelated photographs in muted, warm tones. Leah Virsik's suspended forest of deconstructed denim jeans, imposing and comforting, hang in a giant, perfect cube near Nash Bellows'
I spotted it from across the room and immediately hurried my pace. Gingerly hung in the cold, dead space of a stark, white room in the Museum of Modern Art was a vibrant self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, rich with color. I was surprised that Kahlo
"Sisterhood is Powerful!" read the brightly colored poster that greeted guests at the GLBT History Museum. A new exhibit titled "Feminists to Feministas: Women of Color in Prints and Posters" opened March 4 at the Castro-based museum, just in time for Women's History Month. The gallery features 29 pieces of
Before Yakira Teitel was a medical student at UC San Francisco, she was a muralist. When she started volunteering at Clínica Martín-Baró, she wanted to do something that combined her passion for art and her love for her community. Clínica Martín-Baró is an SF State and
Pulitzer Prize winner and SF State assistant professor of photojournalism Kim Komenich celebrated the release of his book "Revolution Revisited" with a photography exhibition and book signing Tuesday at Leica Store San Francisco.
The release comes three decades after Komenich, 59, documented the Philippine People Power
The Fine Arts Gallery was bustling Tuesday night, with faculty and student conversations echoing throughout the large room. The white walls were well-lit, highlighting the faculty members' artwork while students were immersed in their professors' personal pieces. Four intricately woven tapestries showcasing four different residents
SF State began construction on a 2,000-square-foot design gallery over winter break on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.
The gallery, set to open Fall 2016, is part of a larger project that includes the new dance studio that opened this semester in the
SF State's art department made its first major increases to instructional materials fees in 20 years this spring, forcing returning studio art majors to pay double or even triple the fee costs of last semester.
Of the 80 studio art classes currently requiring materials fees, 38 of
The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power Revolution of the Philippines. The exhibit will highlight the role that art and culture played
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Connecting like-minded people through images has produced some of the recent decade's most interesting Internet subcultures. From the Adidas-obsessed monochromatic health goth to the 90's-web-nostalgic sea punk, its evident when someone gets their fashion cues online.
Arguably more productive than other Internet trends based on aesthetic
Twisting lines of blue ink wrap around a pale thigh to form dark waves. Further down the tattooed leg lurks a hammerhead shark, peeping almost coyly out from the bottom of a current. A black octopus is tucked in the safety of a shadow.
The Holistic Health Network and Sustainability Office came together to host Create to Relate, one of the many events that took place Tuesday, April 22 in celebration of Earth Day. Hula hoops, art supplies and canvases were provided to anyone and everyone who was interested
Hands are a textile crafter's most important tool. With each grab, flick and pull, even the slightest flaw could put his work in the trash. His hands are what make each item, from quilts to fabric pieces, different from every other mass-produced item for sale
The beauty of nature is on vivid display in the main lobby of the Administration Building this semester in the form of three large images of seaweed.
Josie Iselin, the artist behind the images, earned a master’s degree in fine arts from SF State in 1994.
Summer is coming to an end and it’s about that time to jump out of bed and chase down MUNI, crash that impacted class and wait in a winding line to purchase books. But it’s also time to get acclimated to school and take advantage
Brass knuckles or an intricate windmill? The sky's the limit for what students in the sculpture II class at SF State can create. Anything that involves steel, wood — or even buttons — sparks creativity in each student.
The week before finals, in this class, looks