RAYKO - ARC - MISSION CULTURAL CENTER
(with assistance from Clare Coppel)
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RayKo Photo Center: 5th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show.
Photographers: About a hundred.
Review by Clare Coppel: Huge 5th International Juried Plastic Camera Show at RayKo. OMG, so many people at the opening. Many beautiful and haunting images. Yeah, you could probably come up with an app, but there is a quality of stillness in photographs like this that digital media hasn't been able to duplicate yet... the prints are lovely.
Comment by AB: The ground rules are that all photographs must be taken with cheap plastic cameras like the Holga, Diana or Sprocket Rocket. Thousands of photographs are entered; the top 100 are on display here. And they're all good. Check this show out. One of RayKo's most popular annual events.
What it is - plastic camera photography show at RayKo Photo Center.
Plastic camera photography at RayKo Photo Center.
Plastic camera photography.
One of the better photographs in the show, IMO (hey-- it's sold).
Plastic camera photographs.
Photograph closer at RayKo Photo Center.
Plastic camera photographs.
Photography with plastic cameras at RayKo Photo Center.
International plastic camera photograph show.
Standing room only - plastic camera photos at RayKo Photo Center.
Arc Studios & Gallery: Life Live.
Artists: Mel Ahlborn, Brett Amory, Richard Bolingbroke, Eleanor Dickinson, Arlene Diehl, Kim Frohsin, Paul Gibson, Jim Gleeson, Rosarie McHugh, Diane Olivier, Fernando Reyes, William Salit, Yuriko Takata, Sandra Yagi.
Comment by AB: Notable local artists are invited to draw live; models change about every 15 minutes or so. The resulting figure studies are immediately available for sale at prices in the vicinity of $50 each-- and they're going fast. Examples of more finished figural works by the participating artists are on display around the gallery. Sorry-- not allowed to photograph any of the models.
Live drawing at Arc Studios & Gallery (Kim Froshin in foreground).
Drawings by Richard Bolingbroke (left) & Kim Froshin (right).
Figure sketches and a finished painting by Sandra Yagi.
Live drawing action - Paul Gibson (foreground) & Brett Amory.
Live drawing and figural art group show at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Figure drawings by James Gleeson (left) & Diane Olivier (right).
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: You Are Beautiful.
Comment by AB: We're all beautiful; that's the deal here. What a refreshing change from the profusion of depressing downbeat art that permeates the atmosphere. Artists from across the country are participating. In the rear gallery, Porous Walker has created 300 protest signs, each one bearing the words "You Are Beautiful," to be used in a protest on the corner of 24th and Mission on February 11 from 2-5. For more information or to participate, contact the MCCLA Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.643.2775. Beauty-- now that's something worth protesting for.
You are Beautiful art at Mission Cultural Center.
Protest art by Porous Walker - taking beauty to the streets.
Pro-beauty art at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
You are Beautiful art - cuts across all languages.
Photographs in above image closer at Mission Cultural Center.
Art about beauty at Mission Cultural Center.
Long view - "You are Beautiful" at Mission Cultural Center.