TSUNAMIGASHI // Workshop and Artist Talk with Sto Len
Jul
23
12:00pm12:00pm

TSUNAMIGASHI // Workshop and Artist Talk with Sto Len

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Suminagashi or “floating ink,” is a paper marbling process that originated in Japan by Shinto monks in the 12th century. This process produces mono prints by painting patterns directly onto the surface of water with ink, laying down a piece of paper, and removing after a few seconds. This meditative exercise captures in visual form a moment in time when nature bonds with the human spirit. Artist Sto Len appropriates this technique in various forms of printmaking with water that he calls, Tsunaminagashi. Renouncing the fussiness historically associated with marbling, Sto’s work instead celebrates chaos and nature. Layers of oil paint, vegetable oils, spray paint, dirt and various debris is built up on the water surface in large kiddie pools, wooden trays and buckets for hours and sometimes days while preparing a print. 

 

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RUNOFF // Opening Reception
Jul
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

RUNOFF // Opening Reception

Experimental printmaker and performance artist Sto Len presents RUNOFF, a show of recent mono prints that explore his appropriation of the 12th Century Japanese Suminagashi marbling process. Oil paint, spray paint, dirt, and even wastewater runoff and pollution act as printmaking materials that are used on paper, wood and canvas. Working en plein air from a rowboat, Sto marbles the pollution floating in some of the most toxic bodies of water in America. 

 

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SUNDAY STREETS MISSION // Featuring SF Coffee Cruiser
Jul
16
10:00am10:00am

SUNDAY STREETS MISSION // Featuring SF Coffee Cruiser

Sunday Streets is San Francisco’s very own open street program, inspired by the Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia, where we transform 1-4 miles of city streets into car-free spaces for community health and connection. With 8 events held annually in collaboration with diverse communities across San Francisco, Sunday Streets is open streets for the neighborhoods, by the neighborhoods.  sundaystreetssf.com

Parlor invites you to make a pitstop during Sunday Streets on Valencia. Featuring refreshing bevies by our dear friends at SF Coffee Cruiser:

From the roast to the grind to the pour, SF Coffee Cruiser serves the freshest authentic single origin Ethiopian coffee made by the dopest Ethiopian. A successful small, local, youth-owned, family business that serves coffee when the desire to share our sustainable beautiful culture arisessfcoffeecruiser.com

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SOFT MAGICK // Friday Happy Hour
Jul
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

SOFT MAGICK // Friday Happy Hour

Perhaps the future belongs to magick, and it's we women who control magic.

Join us Friday, July 7 for a metaphysical evening of divinations and rainbow crystal vibrations. Our resident oracle Jenell will be on hand to gently pry apart your psycho-geographic tapestry through Tarot readings and cosmic counseling. Also on hand, special guest Auric field consultant Sandra Camacho will offer auric field readings and energy clearings. It promises to be a potentially life changing event. All seekers welcome. 

 

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PARLOR TEA POURING
May
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

PARLOR TEA POURING

Katrina Goldsaito, C'est Bon Clay & Cloth, and Jacob Palmer

Join us for a modern tea pouring led by artist Katrina Goldsaito, featuring ceramic works by Cassie Brown of C'est Bon Clay & Cloth with a live ambient soundtrack performed by Jacob Palmer. Inspired by the five classical elements of Indian Vastu Shastra and Buddhist philosophy—Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, and Void—this performative gathering meditates on the element of Water, mizu or sui in Japanese. Representing the fluid, flowing, formless things of the world, Water suggests change and adaptation. As we face uncertain futures, we must be attentive to nature's wisdom and observe our position within a greater whole, a fluid body.

All are welcome to attend the event for free. We offer a $15 suggested donation for ceremony participants in support of the contributing artists. With the purchase of a ceramic work by C'est Bon Clay & Cloth, participation is complementary.

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INTO THE VOID // INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VIDEOS
May
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

INTO THE VOID // INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VIDEOS

Curated by Ronald Chase

Parlor presents Into the Void, a night of short films curated by artist Ronald Chase, Founding Director of SF Art & Film. Introducing the works of emerging international filmmakers, Chase explores the contemporary music video as a public display of self expression and individuality, as a new generation of young adults seek meaning in a chaotic world. Personal and poetic, uninhibited and atmospheric, these short films take stylistic queues from their 20th Century predecessors, from Truffaut to Tarkovsky, however, emerging work is coming from all corners of the world.

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JEFFREY GRUNTHANER + MEG HURTADO BLOOM + ANDREW KENOWER + TONGO EISEN-MARTIN + ZACK HABER   // POETRY READING
May
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

JEFFREY GRUNTHANER + MEG HURTADO BLOOM + ANDREW KENOWER + TONGO EISEN-MARTIN + ZACK HABER // POETRY READING

This week we celebrate Friday Happy Hour with visiting writer, Jeffrey Grunthaner who will read poems and excerpts from his forthcoming poetry collection, "The Trouble with Sundays." We are also delighted to have readings by San Francisco-based Tongo Eisen-Martin, Andrew Kenower, and Zack Haber!

Happy Hour begins at 5:30pm, the readings will commence at 6:30pm. RSVP

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PARLOR // OPENING RECEPTION
Apr
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

PARLOR // OPENING RECEPTION

Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse, Parlor is an experimental hybrid retail concept integrating the work of local artists and designers into its form and function. An uplifting, sensory setting, Parlor invites the community to stop in, meet new people and experience an evolving collection of artwork

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