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Happy Hour at Ping Pong Gallery

Little Tree Gallery Becomes Social Club

Oakland Art Gallery Call for Artists

Seth Armstrong at Rowan Morrison Gallery


San Francisco Art Magazine News
Updated August 7, 2008

      Ping Pong Gallery hosts Ping Pong Happy Hour, August 8th from 5 to 8 pm. The gallery reminds us, "Ping Pong Gallery's ongoing social sculpture, Ping Pong Happy Hour, is our continued commitment to bringing together artists and friends, and to provide a playground in which to help foster ideas and acts of free play." Check out pingponggallery.com for more information about this recurring event and upcoming exhibitions at Ping Pong Gallery.

      Little Tree Gallery will be transformed into the Little Tree Gallery Social Club. A project announcement by artist Andrew Tosiello and curator Clare Haggarty states, "An art gallery will be transformed into a Mafia social club. It will be closed to all but the artist, the curator, the gallerists and their friends." The show runs through August 23rd with an opening reception on Saturday, August 9th from 6 to 9 pm. More information can be found at littletreegallery.com.

      The Oakland Art Gallery's open call for Bay Area Currents 2008 closes September 12th. Artists who are 18 years of age or older, live or have a studio in one of the nine Bay Area counties, and have not exhibited at the gallery in 2007 are eligible to apply. OAG is accepting all types of media for this exhibit. The online application is located at https://db.proartsgallery.org/oag/bac_08.php. If you don't already have an account, you will have to set one up. Go to http://www.oaklandartgallery.org/BAC2008/ for more information about Bay Area Currents 2008.

"Heberlin, Cox, and Gillmore" by Seth Armstrong, 58" x 36", oil on canvas, 2008

      Seth Armstrong's solo exhibit, "Where So Ever You May Go", opens August 30th at Rowan Morrison Gallery in Oakland. The press release informs us, "Seth Armstrong produces narrative paintings. Exactly what these narratives entail, however, is not definitive, but included is the drama, mystery, and humor that accentuate the theatrical and fictitious characteristics that he believes are apparent in everyday life. The actions of the subjects and the circumstances of their environments are often vague, only hinting at the motives or story lines that are inherently taking place. Because of an interest in portraiture and a fascination with the use and manipulation of photographic elements, a heightened sense of reality is given to what otherwise might be considered awkward or outlandish." Visit rowanmorrison.com for more information about the exhibit. Learn more about Seth Armstrong at setharmstrong.com.


- Sheilah Boothby
     Sheilah Boothby is the publisher of San Francisco Art Magazine.


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