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Founded by Jason Bryan, Erik Parra and Jessica Laurent in 2007, Fivepoints Arthouse opened with a mission seeking to challenge traditional notions about what the creative space could be. Fivepoints operated as a unique resource for exhibitions of significant, engaging and challenging works of art as well as conceptualizing and creating forward thinking design solutions. Between 2007 and 2012, Fivepoints hosted over 150 art exhibitions, music, literary events and other art performances. Fivepoints Arthouse is currently in hibernation while forthcoming projects are including plans for an artists residency program and a mobile art studio, are being created.

  1. COMINGS AND GOINGS

Featuring Ryan Jones, Joshua Hagler, Ross Campbell, Erik Parra, Bert Bergen, Amanda Robinson, Heather Bernard, Lindsey Lyons, and Jamie Spinello. Curated by Jessica Wallen.

We all come from somewhere. Many of us move somewhere else, and what we are searching for varies greatly from person to person. Whether we are pursuing a career, an education, or relationship, we are all seeking adventure and opportunity in a new land.

During the month of July at Fivepoints Arthouse, Ryan Jones’ epic, wall-mounted pine structures will at once divide and unify the space by echoing rustic country architecture and the urban landscape.

Exhibiting artists will use installations of painting, drawing, paper sculpture and photography to express the related feelings of excitement, loss, fear, regret, and hope one might feel when embarking on a journey to a new home, or a new life.

Please join us for the opening reception at 7:00 PM, Friday July 9th COMINGS AND GOINGS

Featuring Ryan Jones, Joshua Hagler, Ross Campbell, Erik Parra, Bert Bergen, Amanda Robinson, Heather Bernard, Lindsey Lyons, and Jamie Spinello. Curated by Jessica Wallen.

We all come from somewhere. Many of us move somewhere else, and what we are searching for varies greatly from person to person. Whether we are pursuing a career, an education, or relationship, we are all seeking adventure and opportunity in a new land.

During the month of July at Fivepoints Arthouse, Ryan Jones’ epic, wall-mounted pine structures will at once divide and unify the space by echoing rustic country architecture and the urban landscape.

Exhibiting artists will use installations of painting, drawing, paper sculpture and photography to express the related feelings of excitement, loss, fear, regret, and hope one might feel when embarking on a journey to a new home, or a new life.

Please join us for the opening reception at 7:00 PM, Friday July 9th
    High Resolution

    COMINGS AND GOINGS

    Featuring Ryan Jones, Joshua Hagler, Ross Campbell, Erik Parra, Bert Bergen, Amanda Robinson, Heather Bernard, Lindsey Lyons, and Jamie Spinello. Curated by Jessica Wallen.

    We all come from somewhere. Many of us move somewhere else, and what we are searching for varies greatly from person to person. Whether we are pursuing a career, an education, or relationship, we are all seeking adventure and opportunity in a new land.

    During the month of July at Fivepoints Arthouse, Ryan Jones’ epic, wall-mounted pine structures will at once divide and unify the space by echoing rustic country architecture and the urban landscape.

    Exhibiting artists will use installations of painting, drawing, paper sculpture and photography to express the related feelings of excitement, loss, fear, regret, and hope one might feel when embarking on a journey to a new home, or a new life.

    Please join us for the opening reception at 7:00 PM, Friday July 9th

  2. THE YERBA BUENA GALLERY ART WALK

Explore the Yerba Buena Neighborhood at the Yerba Buena Summer Gallery Walk on June 12, 2010 from 1-6pm. Fourteen art galleries in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood, San Francisco’s most dynamic arts community, are joining forces to host the event. The Gallery Walk will feature free admission and refreshments, along with ample opportunities to experience art. The 14 participating galleries offer a diverse look at contemporary, emerging, and established artists working in a variety of mediums. 

Participating Galleries:

111 Minna Street Gallery
12 Gallagher Lane
871 Fine Arts
The Artists Alley
Baer Ridgway 
Catharine Clark Gallery
Chandler Fine Art
Crown Point Press
Fivepoints Arthouse
Modernism 
Rayko Photo Center 
SF Camerawork
UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center Gallery 
Visual Aid

    THE YERBA BUENA GALLERY ART WALK

    Explore the Yerba Buena Neighborhood at the Yerba Buena Summer Gallery Walk on June 12, 2010 from 1-6pm. Fourteen art galleries in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood, San Francisco’s most dynamic arts community, are joining forces to host the event. The Gallery Walk will feature free admission and refreshments, along with ample opportunities to experience art. The 14 participating galleries offer a diverse look at contemporary, emerging, and established artists working in a variety of mediums.

    Participating Galleries:

    111 Minna Street Gallery
    12 Gallagher Lane
    871 Fine Arts
    The Artists Alley
    Baer Ridgway
    Catharine Clark Gallery
    Chandler Fine Art
    Crown Point Press
    Fivepoints Arthouse
    Modernism
    Rayko Photo Center
    SF Camerawork
    UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center Gallery
    Visual Aid

  3. About TOUGH TIMES:

    TOUGH TIMES is an independent San Francisco-based magazine that exists to help people maintain a high quality of life with low to no budget. Issue 01 is your source for affordable activities, frugal fashion finds, discount dining, and downmarket decorating strategies.

    for more info: toughtimesmag@gmail.com

    About the Release Party:

    FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE presents the TOUGH TIMES Magazine Release Party. Join us to celebrate the launch of the new SF-based culture mag that’s dedicated to helping you live a high-class lifestyle at low-cost. Catch Awkward Janitor’s live performance and get a FREE copy of our inaugural issue!

    Event Details:

    May 28 at 8pm
    72 Tehama (Howard x 2nd) SF, CA

    FREE ADMISSION

    LIVE MUSIC
    Featuring Awkward Janitor

  4. Fivepoints Arthouse in collaboration with aptProjects.curatorial is excited to announce the opening of Complex: or, if a metaphysician couldn’t draw, what would he think?, a two person exhibition of recent photo-based works by Elizabeth Bernstein and Ryan Hendon. 

In order to confer spatiality upon thought, drawing has been used throughout history to communicate effectively, efficiently the most complex of thoughts. The works that comprise Complex: or, if a Metaphysician Couldn’t Draw What Would He Think? represent a modern, industrial type of drawing.  Like an immense drawing formed in the mind by images and not by marks on a page. 

Through quietly charged photo-based works that address familiar spaces, the residue of spaces intended for protection and the tension in between, the works of Elizabeth Bernstein and Ryan Hendon compel us to think through complex philosophical conversations. These are dense explorations, not mere depictions of the relationship between space and culture. These works are arguments for a place in which human activities have profound implications for everyone. Our being, confronted with the being of the world.

Opening reception Friday, April 9th 7-11pm 
On display through May 1st

Curated by aptProjects.curatorial, an artistic & curatorial collaborative effort between San Francisco based artists, Jessica Laurent and Erik Parra. Fivepoints Arthouse in collaboration with aptProjects.curatorial is excited to announce the opening of Complex: or, if a metaphysician couldn’t draw, what would he think?, a two person exhibition of recent photo-based works by Elizabeth Bernstein and Ryan Hendon. 

In order to confer spatiality upon thought, drawing has been used throughout history to communicate effectively, efficiently the most complex of thoughts. The works that comprise Complex: or, if a Metaphysician Couldn’t Draw What Would He Think? represent a modern, industrial type of drawing.  Like an immense drawing formed in the mind by images and not by marks on a page. 

Through quietly charged photo-based works that address familiar spaces, the residue of spaces intended for protection and the tension in between, the works of Elizabeth Bernstein and Ryan Hendon compel us to think through complex philosophical conversations. These are dense explorations, not mere depictions of the relationship between space and culture. These works are arguments for a place in which human activities have profound implications for everyone. Our being, confronted with the being of the world.

Opening reception Friday, April 9th 7-11pm 
On display through May 1st

Curated by aptProjects.curatorial, an artistic & curatorial collaborative effort between San Francisco based artists, Jessica Laurent and Erik Parra.
    High Resolution

    Fivepoints Arthouse in collaboration with aptProjects.curatorial is excited to announce the opening of Complex: or, if a metaphysician couldn’t draw, what would he think?, a two person exhibition of recent photo-based works by Elizabeth Bernstein and Ryan Hendon.

    In order to confer spatiality upon thought, drawing has been used throughout history to communicate effectively, efficiently the most complex of thoughts. The works that comprise Complex: or, if a Metaphysician Couldn’t Draw What Would He Think? represent a modern, industrial type of drawing. Like an immense drawing formed in the mind by images and not by marks on a page.

    Through quietly charged photo-based works that address familiar spaces, the residue of spaces intended for protection and the tension in between, the works of Elizabeth Bernstein and Ryan Hendon compel us to think through complex philosophical conversations. These are dense explorations, not mere depictions of the relationship between space and culture. These works are arguments for a place in which human activities have profound implications for everyone. Our being, confronted with the being of the world.

    Opening reception Friday, April 9th 7-11pm
    On display through May 1st

    Curated by aptProjects.curatorial, an artistic & curatorial collaborative effort between San Francisco based artists, Jessica Laurent and Erik Parra.

  5. "DOWN" is an exhibition showcasing a community of young artists who actively create their own culture; it is this zeitgeitian meme that ties these artists together, and this group’s essence is why they are committed to exposing to the San Francisco arts community in this show. 

Featuring sculpture, video, drawing, painting, digital painting, photography, collage, and sounds from local artists Frank Agrama, Natasha Agrama, Alex Heilbron, Homero Hidalgo, Peter Hurley, Chris Lux, Mark McKnight, Shemoel Recalde, Zach Skipko, Calvin Trezise, Matt Weikel, Eric Wilson, and Kurtis Wilson.

Opening reception Friday, January 15th 6-11pm 
On display through Jan 30th.

Curated by Natasha Agrama and Alex Heilbron. 
Alex and Natasha have been collaborating since 2007 and have expanded the boundaries of their own personal limits and expectations through social sculpture, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, and video. Although they have very different private practices, they find common ground in projects in which they can open up a platform for themselves and others to explore the collaborative process to create a cohesive expression.

    "DOWN" is an exhibition showcasing a community of young artists who actively create their own culture; it is this zeitgeitian meme that ties these artists together, and this group’s essence is why they are committed to exposing to the San Francisco arts community in this show.

    Featuring sculpture, video, drawing, painting, digital painting, photography, collage, and sounds from local artists Frank Agrama, Natasha Agrama, Alex Heilbron, Homero Hidalgo, Peter Hurley, Chris Lux, Mark McKnight, Shemoel Recalde, Zach Skipko, Calvin Trezise, Matt Weikel, Eric Wilson, and Kurtis Wilson.

    Opening reception Friday, January 15th 6-11pm
    On display through Jan 30th.

    Curated by Natasha Agrama and Alex Heilbron.
    Alex and Natasha have been collaborating since 2007 and have expanded the boundaries of their own personal limits and expectations through social sculpture, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, and video. Although they have very different private practices, they find common ground in projects in which they can open up a platform for themselves and others to explore the collaborative process to create a cohesive expression.

  6. FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE is very excited to display new works on paper by some of the Bay Area’s brightest artists, Kevin Taylor, Bert Bergen, and Lafe Eaves in a special Wallen Works show curated by Jessica Wallen. Surely one of the best shows we will hang this year! Do Not Miss It!! With special treats from SF Chocolate Factory!!

If you have been to one of our shows at our new space, then you know what a great scene it is becoming. If you havn’t, well you’ll never know til you come out and see for yourself! 

OPENING THURSDAY NOV. 5TH 

On display through Nov. 28. FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE is very excited to display new works on paper by some of the Bay Area’s brightest artists, Kevin Taylor, Bert Bergen, and Lafe Eaves in a special Wallen Works show curated by Jessica Wallen. Surely one of the best shows we will hang this year! Do Not Miss It!! With special treats from SF Chocolate Factory!!

If you have been to one of our shows at our new space, then you know what a great scene it is becoming. If you havn’t, well you’ll never know til you come out and see for yourself! 

OPENING THURSDAY NOV. 5TH 

On display through Nov. 28.
    High Resolution

    FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE is very excited to display new works on paper by some of the Bay Area’s brightest artists, Kevin Taylor, Bert Bergen, and Lafe Eaves in a special Wallen Works show curated by Jessica Wallen. Surely one of the best shows we will hang this year! Do Not Miss It!! With special treats from SF Chocolate Factory!!

    If you have been to one of our shows at our new space, then you know what a great scene it is becoming. If you havn’t, well you’ll never know til you come out and see for yourself!

    OPENING THURSDAY NOV. 5TH

    On display through Nov. 28.

  7. TOUGH TIMES Magazine is a new SF-based culture mag that’s dedicated to helping you live a high-class lifestyle at low-cost. 
Donate for a chance to win original art in our raffle!!

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE: 
TOUGH TIMES is an independent San Francisco-based magazine that exists to help people maintain a high quality of life with low to no budget. Issue 01 is your source for affordable activities, frugal fashion finds, discount dining, and downmarket decorating strategies. Learn more here.

FREE ADMISSION 
ART RAFFLE Buy a ticket for a chance to win original work from local artists (all proceeds support Tough Times Magazine) 
DONATION DRINKS Pay what you can! It’s TOUGH out there.
MORE INFO toughtimesmag@gmail.com

    TOUGH TIMES Magazine is a new SF-based culture mag that’s dedicated to helping you live a high-class lifestyle at low-cost.
    Donate for a chance to win original art in our raffle!!

    ABOUT THE MAGAZINE:
    TOUGH TIMES is an independent San Francisco-based magazine that exists to help people maintain a high quality of life with low to no budget. Issue 01 is your source for affordable activities, frugal fashion finds, discount dining, and downmarket decorating strategies. Learn more here.

    FREE ADMISSION
    ART RAFFLE Buy a ticket for a chance to win original work from local artists (all proceeds support Tough Times Magazine)
    DONATION DRINKS Pay what you can! It’s TOUGH out there.
    MORE INFO toughtimesmag@gmail.com

  8. FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE is thrilled to be a part of this years’ “Yerba Buena Gallery Artwalk”. On Saturday, October 24th, FIVEPOINTS, along with several other galleries in the vacinity, will be hosting an all day affair. Complete with a BBQ, LIVE MUSIC from the American Standard, and even prizes for attendees of mulitple venues!! More info can be found at: YerbaBuena.org/GalleryWalk

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES:
111 Minna Street Gallery ( 111 Minna Street , 415/974/1719, www.111minnagallery.com) 
871 Fine Arts ( 20 Hawthorne Street , 415/543-5155) Baer Ridgway ( 172 Minna Street , 415/777-1366, www.baerridgway.com) 
Catharine Clark Gallery ( 150 Minna Street , 415/399-1439, www.cclarkgallery.com) 
Chandler Fine Art ( 170 Minna Street , 415/546-1113, www.chandlersf.com) 
Crown Point Press ( 20 Hawthorne Street , 415/974-6273, www.crownpoint.com) 
Fivepoints Arthouse ( 72 Tehama Street , 415/989-1166, www.fivepointsarthouse.com) 
Modernism ( 685 Market Street, Suite 290 , 415/541-0461, www.modernisminc.com) 
Rayko Photo Center ( 428 Third Street , 415/495-3773, www.raykophoto.com) 
Sculpturesite ( 201 Third Street, Suite 102 , 415/495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com) 
SF Camerawork (657 Mission Street, 2nd floor, 415/512-2020, www.sfcamerawork.org) 
Varnish Fine Art (77 Natoma Street, 415/222-6131, www.varnishfineart.com) 
Visual Aid (116 New Montgomery, Suite 640, 415/777-8242, www.visualaid.org) 
UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center Gallery (95 Third Street, 415/284-1081,www.extension.berkeley.edu/art/gallery.html)

    FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE is thrilled to be a part of this years’ “Yerba Buena Gallery Artwalk”. On Saturday, October 24th, FIVEPOINTS, along with several other galleries in the vacinity, will be hosting an all day affair. Complete with a BBQ, LIVE MUSIC from the American Standard, and even prizes for attendees of mulitple venues!! More info can be found at: YerbaBuena.org/GalleryWalk

    PARTICIPATING GALLERIES:
    111 Minna Street Gallery ( 111 Minna Street , 415/974/1719, www.111minnagallery.com)
    871 Fine Arts ( 20 Hawthorne Street , 415/543-5155) Baer Ridgway ( 172 Minna Street , 415/777-1366, www.baerridgway.com)
    Catharine Clark Gallery ( 150 Minna Street , 415/399-1439, www.cclarkgallery.com)
    Chandler Fine Art ( 170 Minna Street , 415/546-1113, www.chandlersf.com)
    Crown Point Press ( 20 Hawthorne Street , 415/974-6273, www.crownpoint.com)
    Fivepoints Arthouse ( 72 Tehama Street , 415/989-1166, www.fivepointsarthouse.com)
    Modernism ( 685 Market Street, Suite 290 , 415/541-0461, www.modernisminc.com)
    Rayko Photo Center ( 428 Third Street , 415/495-3773, www.raykophoto.com)
    Sculpturesite ( 201 Third Street, Suite 102 , 415/495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com)
    SF Camerawork (657 Mission Street, 2nd floor, 415/512-2020, www.sfcamerawork.org)
    Varnish Fine Art (77 Natoma Street, 415/222-6131, www.varnishfineart.com)
    Visual Aid (116 New Montgomery, Suite 640, 415/777-8242, www.visualaid.org)
    UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center Gallery (95 Third Street, 415/284-1081,www.extension.berkeley.edu/art/gallery.html)

  9. Fivepoints Arthouse is very proud to announce its first biennial show, In Bloom. A group show exhibiting the newest work has been assembled from the best artists displayed from the 40 exhibitions since September 2007. 
closing: Saturday October 24, 2009 from 2-11pm.

Participating Artists: 
Winston Smith is armed with razor blade and a fiendish wit and has been known to kidnap “innocent” images from the pages of vintage magazines. Then-diabolically glue them into compromising or politically revealing positions in his surreal collage landscapes since the 70’s. 
Erik Parra makes collage, drawings and paintings that explore systems of communication and transportation as vehicles of physical and social mobility. By combining established formal pictorialvocabularies, he creates pictures in which the nature of modern mobility is presented as a duplicitous narrative of success and failure. 
Ben Johnston paints abstract, figurative oil paintings that draw from personal narrative. Johnston is concerned with representing a visual, emotional experience based on the notion of rhythmic tension. 
Jamie Spinello creates imaginary systems of transformation, where shapes are allowed to grow and assume new manifestations out of transparent and opaque materials like plastic, mylar, and paper.
Jessica Laurent aims to blur the lines between past and present, function and non-function, the masculine and the feminine, while exploring the grey area between these apparent dualities. 
Ben Venom draws on his dirty southern roots to create stunningartwork that draws on politics, racing and heavy metal. The hand stitched flags and banners reference issues of strife and rebellion in response to the Civil War or commonly labeled War of Northern Aggression.
Josh Barone is looking for anything not made from plastic, despite everything being covered with humidity damped cellophane. He fights for your freedoms and your right to passion as the head of The Company. 
Rachel Hornaday makes choices throughout the art process which reflect her observations of the world. Playing in the woods as a child, a sensitivity to color, patterns and variation in nature developed. Her artis a way to recover memory, decoding patterns and colors to explorevariation with in the artist and in nature. 
Luke Butler toys with contemporary mythology and suspects that ubiquitous, overpowering figures like the Presidents of the United States must also be little human men, petty and fragile characters whose preoccupations could look a lot like his, and maybe even yours.

    Fivepoints Arthouse is very proud to announce its first biennial show, In Bloom. A group show exhibiting the newest work has been assembled from the best artists displayed from the 40 exhibitions since September 2007.
    closing: Saturday October 24, 2009 from 2-11pm.

    Participating Artists:
    Winston Smith is armed with razor blade and a fiendish wit and has been known to kidnap “innocent” images from the pages of vintage magazines. Then-diabolically glue them into compromising or politically revealing positions in his surreal collage landscapes since the 70’s.
    Erik Parra makes collage, drawings and paintings that explore systems of communication and transportation as vehicles of physical and social mobility. By combining established formal pictorialvocabularies, he creates pictures in which the nature of modern mobility is presented as a duplicitous narrative of success and failure.
    Ben Johnston paints abstract, figurative oil paintings that draw from personal narrative. Johnston is concerned with representing a visual, emotional experience based on the notion of rhythmic tension.
    Jamie Spinello creates imaginary systems of transformation, where shapes are allowed to grow and assume new manifestations out of transparent and opaque materials like plastic, mylar, and paper.
    Jessica Laurent aims to blur the lines between past and present, function and non-function, the masculine and the feminine, while exploring the grey area between these apparent dualities.
    Ben Venom draws on his dirty southern roots to create stunningartwork that draws on politics, racing and heavy metal. The hand stitched flags and banners reference issues of strife and rebellion in response to the Civil War or commonly labeled War of Northern Aggression.
    Josh Barone is looking for anything not made from plastic, despite everything being covered with humidity damped cellophane. He fights for your freedoms and your right to passion as the head of The Company.
    Rachel Hornaday makes choices throughout the art process which reflect her observations of the world. Playing in the woods as a child, a sensitivity to color, patterns and variation in nature developed. Her artis a way to recover memory, decoding patterns and colors to explorevariation with in the artist and in nature.
    Luke Butler toys with contemporary mythology and suspects that ubiquitous, overpowering figures like the Presidents of the United States must also be little human men, petty and fragile characters whose preoccupations could look a lot like his, and maybe even yours.

  10. In cities around the globe today, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called “PARK(ing) Day.” 

Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. “In urban centers around the world, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution,” says Rebar’s Matthew Passmore. “The strategies that generated these conditions are not sustainable, nor do they promote a healthy, vibrant urban human habitat. PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the metropolitan landscape.” 

Since 2005, the project has blossomed into a worldwide grassroots movement: PARK(ing) Day 2008 included more than 500 “PARK” installations in more than 100 cities on four continents. This year, the project continues to expand to urban centers across the globe, including first-time PARK installations in South Africa, Poland, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea. “Urban inhabitants worldwide recognize the need for new approaches to making the urban landscape,” says Rebar’s John Bela. “PARK(ing) Day demonstrates that even temporary or interim spatial reprogramming can improve the character of the city.” 

PARK(ing) Day is a grassroots, “open-source” invention built by independent groups around the globe who adapt the project to champion creative, social or political causes that are relevant to their local urban conditions. Rebar has exhibited PARK(ing) Day at venues worldwide, including at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, ISEA 2009 Dublin, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the American Institute of Architects and the Van Alen Institute in New York.

More information regarding local PARK(ing) Day activities and a global map of all participating cities are available on the PARK(ing) Day Network here. In cities around the globe today, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called “PARK(ing) Day.” 

Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. “In urban centers around the world, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution,” says Rebar’s Matthew Passmore. “The strategies that generated these conditions are not sustainable, nor do they promote a healthy, vibrant urban human habitat. PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the metropolitan landscape.” 

Since 2005, the project has blossomed into a worldwide grassroots movement: PARK(ing) Day 2008 included more than 500 “PARK” installations in more than 100 cities on four continents. This year, the project continues to expand to urban centers across the globe, including first-time PARK installations in South Africa, Poland, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea. “Urban inhabitants worldwide recognize the need for new approaches to making the urban landscape,” says Rebar’s John Bela. “PARK(ing) Day demonstrates that even temporary or interim spatial reprogramming can improve the character of the city.” 

PARK(ing) Day is a grassroots, “open-source” invention built by independent groups around the globe who adapt the project to champion creative, social or political causes that are relevant to their local urban conditions. Rebar has exhibited PARK(ing) Day at venues worldwide, including at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, ISEA 2009 Dublin, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the American Institute of Architects and the Van Alen Institute in New York.

More information regarding local PARK(ing) Day activities and a global map of all participating cities are available on the PARK(ing) Day Network here.
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    In cities around the globe today, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called “PARK(ing) Day.”

    Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. “In urban centers around the world, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution,” says Rebar’s Matthew Passmore. “The strategies that generated these conditions are not sustainable, nor do they promote a healthy, vibrant urban human habitat. PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the metropolitan landscape.”

    Since 2005, the project has blossomed into a worldwide grassroots movement: PARK(ing) Day 2008 included more than 500 “PARK” installations in more than 100 cities on four continents. This year, the project continues to expand to urban centers across the globe, including first-time PARK installations in South Africa, Poland, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea. “Urban inhabitants worldwide recognize the need for new approaches to making the urban landscape,” says Rebar’s John Bela. “PARK(ing) Day demonstrates that even temporary or interim spatial reprogramming can improve the character of the city.”

    PARK(ing) Day is a grassroots, “open-source” invention built by independent groups around the globe who adapt the project to champion creative, social or political causes that are relevant to their local urban conditions. Rebar has exhibited PARK(ing) Day at venues worldwide, including at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, ISEA 2009 Dublin, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the American Institute of Architects and the Van Alen Institute in New York.

    More information regarding local PARK(ing) Day activities and a global map of all participating cities are available on the PARK(ing) Day Network here.

  11. The PIGMAN GALLERY IS BACK

"with galleries everywhere looking like a center for BORING arts and crafts, what better time to Bring Back THE PIGMAN POSSE" The PIGMAN GALLERY IS BACK

"with galleries everywhere looking like a center for BORING arts and crafts, what better time to Bring Back THE PIGMAN POSSE"
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    The PIGMAN GALLERY IS BACK

    "with galleries everywhere looking like a center for BORING arts and crafts, what better time to Bring Back THE PIGMAN POSSE"

  12. Fivepoints Arthouse is excited to announce the opening of City of Refuge: a multi media installation by montano+ milgrim+ bohr. The City of Refuge will be on display at Fivepoints Arthouse from May 8 through May 23, 2009 with a closing reception for the artists which is free and open to the public:

The idea of the refuge city, in which those granted asylum have to begin their lives anew never to return to their old cities, has existed for millennia. In our time the city of refuge is a destination of choice for those who simply want to get away and start again as opposed to being the last resort for survival. The myth of the West, the great land of amnesia, invites all disaffected and ambitious people to join in. What better place to reinvent ourselves than the edge of a continent blessed with warm weather and the spirit of new beginnings? This exhibition is an exploration of Exile and Asylum.

Jason Montano is an urban photographer. His images are captured in situ with the eye and the hand and transformed into investigations in humanity in his finished works.

Charlie Milgrim’s installations explore the intersection of culture and environment.

Eric Bohr presents paintings that are concerned with the ambiguity and dichotomy of our urban lives, coupled with video work to create a kinetic ride. He seeks to make room for the viewer to preserve private contemplation or simply join in with the imagery. It is a celebration of the deceptively mundane moment. For in each moment there exists an infinite number of paths and choices are made, consciously or otherwise, continuously. Fivepoints Arthouse is excited to announce the opening of City of Refuge: a multi media installation by montano+ milgrim+ bohr. The City of Refuge will be on display at Fivepoints Arthouse from May 8 through May 23, 2009 with a closing reception for the artists which is free and open to the public:

The idea of the refuge city, in which those granted asylum have to begin their lives anew never to return to their old cities, has existed for millennia. In our time the city of refuge is a destination of choice for those who simply want to get away and start again as opposed to being the last resort for survival. The myth of the West, the great land of amnesia, invites all disaffected and ambitious people to join in. What better place to reinvent ourselves than the edge of a continent blessed with warm weather and the spirit of new beginnings? This exhibition is an exploration of Exile and Asylum.

Jason Montano is an urban photographer. His images are captured in situ with the eye and the hand and transformed into investigations in humanity in his finished works.

Charlie Milgrim’s installations explore the intersection of culture and environment.

Eric Bohr presents paintings that are concerned with the ambiguity and dichotomy of our urban lives, coupled with video work to create a kinetic ride. He seeks to make room for the viewer to preserve private contemplation or simply join in with the imagery. It is a celebration of the deceptively mundane moment. For in each moment there exists an infinite number of paths and choices are made, consciously or otherwise, continuously.
    High Resolution

    Fivepoints Arthouse is excited to announce the opening of City of Refuge: a multi media installation by montano+ milgrim+ bohr. The City of Refuge will be on display at Fivepoints Arthouse from May 8 through May 23, 2009 with a closing reception for the artists which is free and open to the public:

    The idea of the refuge city, in which those granted asylum have to begin their lives anew never to return to their old cities, has existed for millennia. In our time the city of refuge is a destination of choice for those who simply want to get away and start again as opposed to being the last resort for survival. The myth of the West, the great land of amnesia, invites all disaffected and ambitious people to join in. What better place to reinvent ourselves than the edge of a continent blessed with warm weather and the spirit of new beginnings? This exhibition is an exploration of Exile and Asylum.

    Jason Montano is an urban photographer. His images are captured in situ with the eye and the hand and transformed into investigations in humanity in his finished works.

    Charlie Milgrim’s installations explore the intersection of culture and environment.

    Eric Bohr presents paintings that are concerned with the ambiguity and dichotomy of our urban lives, coupled with video work to create a kinetic ride. He seeks to make room for the viewer to preserve private contemplation or simply join in with the imagery. It is a celebration of the deceptively mundane moment. For in each moment there exists an infinite number of paths and choices are made, consciously or otherwise, continuously.

  13. The Last-Minute, Summer-Madness, Recession-Be-Damned, Drink-For-a-Cause, Saturday Night Party:

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, August 8 
6 p.m. until 11 or whenever.

Be the first to see the so-new-it-isn’t-even-officially-open-yet SOMA hangout, Fivepoints Arthouse.
Cold vodka…hot chili…music you can move to…art you can make…decadent seated massages…and whatever else comes up.

Suggested donation of $5 (more if you can afford it) at the door gets you a bowl of chili to start you off.
Play the Everyone-Wins-SOMEthing Raffle: fun junk and totally cool prizes – something for everyone!

Tell your friends, bring your neighbors, bring a few extra bucks for a good cause.

Benefiting the AIDS Emergency Fund: helping low-income San Franciscans with HIV/AIDS for over 27 years. www.aef-sf.org

    The Last-Minute, Summer-Madness, Recession-Be-Damned, Drink-For-a-Cause, Saturday Night Party:

    THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, August 8 
    6 p.m. until 11 or whenever.

    Be the first to see the so-new-it-isn’t-even-officially-open-yet SOMA hangout, Fivepoints Arthouse.
    Cold vodka…hot chili…music you can move to…art you can make…decadent seated massages…and whatever else comes up.

    Suggested donation of $5 (more if you can afford it) at the door gets you a bowl of chili to start you off.
    Play the Everyone-Wins-SOMEthing Raffle: fun junk and totally cool prizes – something for everyone!

    Tell your friends, bring your neighbors, bring a few extra bucks for a good cause.

    Benefiting the AIDS Emergency Fund: helping low-income San Franciscans with HIV/AIDS for over 27 years. www.aef-sf.org