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Holly Coley’s Tender Life & the Holiday Bazaar | SF

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Tenderloin Museum | 398 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA



Holly Coley

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The holidays are nigh, which means the return of the Tenderloin Museum’s Holiday Bazaar! Ten local artist-vendors will bring pop up shops to the Museum for a festive marketplace flush with neighborhood wares. Forget the old chestnuts and stereotypical stocking stuffers–enliven your gift game while supporting the arts. From hand-tooled leather belts to intricately-latticed metalworks to cherry-picked vintage duds, there will be a plethora of unique gifts for sale. This year’s seasonal celebration coincides with the opening reception for Holly Coley’s solo exhibition in the TL Museum gallery, Tender Life: Graphic and Ceramic Memories of Tenderloin Living, 1999-2004.

Holly Coley is an interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, and ceramics. Her work is inspired by invented mythologies, sea life, and everything Japanese. In Tender Life, she focuses on the mythology of the Tenderloin, drawing on her five year stint living in an apartment on Turk and Hyde. Through a collection of graphic panels and ceramic vessels, Coley reflects on the unforgettable characters and dive bars of yore through her playful visual vocabulary. The comics emphasize Coley’s narrative abilities, while the ceramics engage with collective consciousness and memory through everyday, functional items. A celebrated teaching artist, Coley instructs ceramics at Pinckney Clay in the Mission and several SF public schools, plus she leads graphic novel workshops at San Francisco Community College and Root Division. She studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and SF State. Coley is also a veteran of the TL Museum’s Holiday Bazaars, so in addition to being the night’s featured artist, she will preside over a booth full of ceramic spirits, sloths, and centaurs.

Come deck your halls while celebrating Holly Coley’s spirited portrait of the neighborhood. The Holiday Bazaar will run from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday, December 7th.


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Cost: FREE

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