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    GALERIA DE LA RAZA - QUEENS NAILS - PAINTED BIRD

    ART FOR AIDS - EAGLE TAVERN - FREEGOLDWATCH

    09.24.10

    (with assistance from Clare Coppel, DeWitt Cheng and RWM)

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    San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery: Transplanted - Pawel Kruk, Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe, Richard T. Walker.

    Review by RWM: Three artists new to The Bay Area explore, encounter and interpret the it's diverse characteristics through art. Everyone involved can here experience their passageway to change and be inspired by our region's complex beauty.

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    What it is - Transplanted at SF Arts Commission Gallery.

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    Video art & installation.

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    Slide show art & installation.

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    Art & installation.

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    Nieto Fine Art: As Above, So Below - Trey Reed and Kristina Quinones.

    Review by RWM: These artist work their magic in abstract forms. The fascinating color schemes of Kristina Quinones are full of movement. Her multi-mooded art will surely give life to your wall. Trey Reed's work is filled with thought-provoking details, evoking a sense of a compelling past.

    Comment by AB: I'd keep an eye on Kristina Quinones; she appears hot on the trail of perfecting an uncommon and dramatic technique of working in acrylic on wood panel. Collectors with a more than aesthetic interest in the future of their holdings may wish to place a wager. Good art on both counts; check it out.

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    Art by Kristina Quinones.

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    Art by Kristina Quinones.

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    Kristina Quinones & her art; John Nieto (Gallery Co-owner).

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    Kristina Quinones art.

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    Art by Trey Reed.

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    Trey Reed art.

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    Art by Trey Reed.

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    Galeria de la Raza: 4.0 - A Retrospective.

    Artists: Mitsy Avila Ovalles, the Border Arts Workshop, Robert C. Buitron, Jose Antonio Burciaga, Francisco X. Camplis, Garciela Carrillo, Victor Cartagena, Luz Elena Castro, Jaime Cortez, Culture Clash, The Date Farmers, Lou Dematteis, Dignidad Rebelde, Veronica Duarte, Rupert Garcia, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Pablo Guardida, Ester Hernandez, John J. Leanos, Yolanda Lopez, Amanda Lopez, Jose Montoya, Juanishi V. Orosco, Adrienne Pao, Tatiana Parcero, Irene Perez, The Royal Chicano Air Force, Patricia Rodriguez, Xavier Viramontes, Rio Yanez, Rene Yanez, many more.

    Review and images by Clare Coppel: At Galeria de la Raza, this 40th Anniversary retrospective, 4.0, features art and cultural documents exploring the subject of what it is to be Latino/Chicano-- from varying points of view and in a variety of media including photography, painting, video, cloth and tortillas. Plenty of sex, death, politics and humor. The exhibit fittingly features over 40 different artists

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    Art by Rio Yanez & Mayra Ramirez - Purikura Prints.

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    Rio Yanez & Mayra Ramirez- Hella Breezys - Purikura Print.

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    Art by The Great Tortilla Conspiracy.

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    Art at Galeria de la Raza.

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    Art by Rio Yanez - Ghetto Frida.

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    Ambience at Galeria de la Raza.

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    Painted Bird: Cute Gang$ter Birdz - Kool Kid Kreyola.

    Review by RWM, image c/o Painted Bird: Cute birds having a tough time in the city, having to constantly defend themselves, and driven here to a life of crime in order to survive, to satisfy their need to eat! But they're adorable nonetheless.

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    Art by Kool Kid Kreyola.

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    Queens Nails Projects: All that is Solid Melts into Air - Nightmare City.

    Artists: Copy Lake, Erin Elder, Sam Green, Carol Anne McChrystal, Keturah Cummings, Alex S. Lukas, Sam Good.

    Review and images by Clare Coppel: A performance piece and video installations.

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    Video installation and performance at Queens Nails Projects.

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    Video installation and performance art.

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    Video installation and performance art.

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    Kitsch Gallery: Spoon Full of Sugar - Ana BelÚn Cantoni, Kit Yi Wong, Carissa Potter.

    Review and images by Clare Coppel: Sugar cubes on knives, sugar designs, lines made of string, obsessive inkblots, and men in uniform video installation pieces.

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    Art by Carissa Potter & Ana Belen Cantoni - Knives and Sugercubes.

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    Mixed media art by Ana Belen Cantoni.

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    Kit Yi-Wong - installation art.

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    Galleria Design Center: Art for AIDS.

    Artists: Loads

    Review and images by DeWitt Cheng: The annual Art for Aids auction benefits UC San Francisco's AIDS Health Project. This year, some 160 juried works are donated by the generous Bay Area artist community; goods and services are provided by equally generous individual and corporate partners, donors and sponsors. The new venue, the five-story atrium inside the Design Center, with its balconies, string lights, and Portman-style glass-sided elevators, lends the proceedings a festive, theatrical air-- part riverboat, part La Scala-- very San Francisco. Great food and drink, and a nice crowd vibe, as always.

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    Karen Chew with untitled mixed-media piece (top), Jane Grimm's "Coelenterata III" (bottom) and Joel Hoyer's "Map 2 Atoll" (right).

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    Artist Leah Lau.

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    Dr. James Dilley welcomes the receptive crowd.

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    Entertainment by "Dreamgirls" cast.

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    "Dreamgirls" singer.

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    Untitled Rex Ray painting on the block.

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    Part-time auctioneer, full-time Director, US Oncology - Patrick Walsh
    (image c/o AB).

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    Population density (image c/o AB).

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    The Eagle Tavern: Leather Art Auction for Visual Aid.

    Comment by AB: The Folsom Street Fair is tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate the impending event than to head on over to the venerable Eagle Tavern and bid on art up for auction to benefit Visual Aid, an organization that provides programs for artists living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.

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    Art auction to benefit Visual Aid in progress at The Eagle Tavern.

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    Auctioneer Tom Rodgers.

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    Addendum:

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    Koki Tanaka multimedia installation at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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    Koki Tanaka multimedia installation at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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    Art and installation by Gregory Ito at FreeGoldWatch.

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    More art by Gregory Ito at Free Gold Watch.

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