Friday Nights at the de Young | GG Park
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Friday Nights at the de Young presents opening night of “Amish Abstractions”, live music by the Crooked Jads and the de Young Poetry Series. All events are free and open to the public. The poetry series is $5 admission.
Live music by folk revivalists the Crooked Jades. Called the finest string band in America by the Boston Herald and chosen by Sean Penn to be part of the soundtrack of his Oscar-nominated film Into the Wild (2007), the Crooked Jades perform to celebrate opening night of Amish Abstractions:Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown.
Hands-on art making for everyone with “art diva” Kim Erickson. Create abstract art inspired by Amish quilts, using color blocks of paper to make patterns.
Kimball Education Gallery
Opening reception for Artists-in-Residence Jim Berenholtz and Gregangelo Herrera, whose Cultural Encounters Commissions installation Ra-Balisk, the Temple of the New Sun is in the Kimball Gallery. Refreshments served while they last. Info: Cynthia Inaba, 415-750-3528 or email@example.com.
de Young Poetry Series with renowned poets Rae Armantrout and Gillian Conoley. Described as the most lyrical of the language poets, Rae Armantrout has been widely honored for the clarity and sophistication of her work. Her most recent books are Next Life (2007) and Versed (2009). Gillian Conoley has published seven poetry books, including Tall Stranger (1991), a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has received several Pushcart awards and the distinguished Jerome J. Shestack Award. Free for members and college students, $5 for non-members.
Categories: Art & Museums, Live Music, San Francisco