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Street artists unite the city during the pandemic

Diego Gomez stands in front of their mural holding a prop head of President Trump at Walgreens Pharmacy on 18th Street in San Francisco on Oct. 13, 2020. (Jun Ueda / Xpress Magazine)
October 25, 2020

Art. It is all around us and there are many different ways of expressing it — whether it be visual or performance art. It is important to utilize creative muscles to create an escape as a form of therapy,...

A journey to the walls of the de Young open

Artwork by Jocelyn Lee titled,
October 21, 2020

Imagine playing monopoly and instead of landing on Boardwalk, the top hat lands on the most expensive San Francisco neighborhood — South of Market.  In this 406-acre district, the median income is nearly...

Seeing rainbows through the storm

A lone runner jogs past a large rainbow near Haight St.
April 14, 2020

As the world attempts to cope with a global pandemic and many countries enforce social distancing, it is easy to feel hopeless and alone. But in the midst of it all, people are choosing to share messages...

Cosmic Caveman

Pictured is Brett Vanhorn reaching across the canvas to pick up a side to allow the paint to drip in the direction he wants.
Photographed on February 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Maddison October / Xpress Magazine)
February 24, 2020

Brett Vanhorn was sitting in his Honda Fit Sport on the corner of Castro and 18th Street. He was shoveling globs of peanut butter into his mouth with the help of the handle of a plastic fork. Vanhorn is...

Inside the ‘Women Are Perfect’ Artist

Inside the 'Women Are Perfect' Artist
October 6, 2015

Muralist Jessica Sabogal poses for a portrait in her studio behind La Galeria de Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday, Sept. 17. (James Chan/ Xpress)   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap...

May’s Bay Area Art Shows

Image courtesy of Ryan  Whelan.
May 1, 2015

Image courtesy of Ryan Whelan Events start this weekend: Friday, May 1: Having Fun by Ryan Whelan at Farley's East. 5-9pm, 33 Grand Avenue, Oakland. RSVP here. Friday, May 1: Golden by Sarah...

Revival of an experimental art space

Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab, paces through the space in the last hours before the opening of the
April 29, 2015

Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab, paces through the space in the last hours before the opening of the "A Journal of the Plague Year" exhibition on Wednesday, April 1. (Kate Fraser / Xpress Magazine)   While...

April’s Bay Area Art Shows

Image courtesy of Good Mother gallery
April 10, 2015

Image courtesy of Good Mother gallery Events start this weekend: Saturday, April 11 - Channing Morgan: Off The Surface Curated by: Patricia Cariño at Burnt Oak Gallery. 2pm, 306 15th St, Oakland....

What if Monsters Were Real?

What if Monsters Were Real?
March 18, 2015

Photo by Marlene Sanchez  Fear is a black pit, and some dive headfirst. For some, there is comfort in facing the horror and darkness of life. It’s better to acknowledge the fear and discomfort...

Fresh Renaissance Art at San Francisco’s de Young

Credit: National Galleries of Scottland, Sandro Botticelli's 1495 piece.
March 8, 2015

Featured Image: National Galleries of Scotland's Sandro Botticelli: Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490) A collection of rare renaissance art, on loan from the National Galleries of...

Social Sketch: A Creative Gathering for Community

February 17, 2015

Creative gatherings take shape in many different forms, from art exhibitions, workshops, public lectures and readings and so on. For San Francisco-based artists Courtney Cerruti and Mike McConnell...

Downtown Salon Gives Men Free Haircuts

Lana Bowen, owner of Salana Hair Studio in Lower Nob Hill, styling Pedram Afshar's new mohawk at the free hair cuts event on Thursday, Feb. 5th, Photo by Zhenya Sokolova
February 12, 2015

Lana Bowen, owner of Salana Hair Studio in Lower Nob Hill, styles Pedram Afshar's new mohawk at the free haircuts event on Feb. 5th. Photo by Zhenya Sokolova Teddy Hall, 18, didn’t know what to expect...

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