Art Reception: “Changing City” by Laurie Wigham | Castro
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Spark Arts | 4229 18th St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Spark Arts will be exhibiting two renowned local artists April 1st through April 28th, Laurie Wigham and Ramon Vidali. The opening reception is on April 7th from 7-8:30 pm, exhibition April 1st through April 28th.
Laurie Wigham has been making paintings and sketches at the fault lines of San Francisco’s latest seismic shift in identity. Her work seeks to reveal the paradoxes of beauty, discord, pain and grace in the cranes, scaffolding, green glass towers and burned apartment buildings of this changing city.
To provide a historical perspective, Spark Arts will also be showing works by the late Ramon Pablo Vidali, who painted life in the Castro in the 1970s and 1980s. It has been said that Ramon’s paintings are an absolute representation of the Castro at the time and his work has historical importance.
The show will open with a sketching meetup in the Castro’s Jane Warner Plaza as part of the Live! In the Castro series on April 2nd. Neighbors, friends, and anyone who has known and loved the Castro are invited to join Laurie in sketching, talking, and writing about the changes in the neighborhood and the wider city.
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