Opening Reception: Wonder Women
Saturday, May 26, 6 - 8 pm
Curated by George Krevsky featuring artists: Helen Berggruen, Kay Bradner, Stacey Carter, Dana DeKalb, Lisa Esherick, Robbin Henderson, Naomie Kremer, Diana Krevsky, Tabitha Soren, and Jan Wurm. Using paint, pastel, photography, sculpture, drawing and technology, these talented women artists have created wondrous work that tells a story as exciting as the times we live in. Join us for a special evening of music, art, and food celebrating these local artists!
Lecture Series: Women in Rock with Richie Unterberger
VOL. 1: Thursday, May 31at 7pm
VOL. 2: Thursday, June 21at 7pm
Bay Area Women in Rock: Thursday, July 26 at 7pm
$15 Nonmembers/$12 BAC Members & youth (under 18). Click on desired date or below for full series
$30 for series of 3
Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show and discuss film clips of women rock and soul performers from the 1950s to the 1980s. Included will be clips by the Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick with the Jefferson Airplane, Nancy Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Nico, Patti Smith, Linda Ronstadt, Tina Turner, Blondie, Marianne Faithfull, the Raincoats, and many more. Don't miss a beat! Get your tickets for all three lectures in advance and save money.
San Francisco resident Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll; White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day; and a history of 1960s folk-rock, Jingle Jangle Morning. He gives regular presentations on rock and soul history throughout the Bay Area incorporating rare vintage film clips and audio recordings. He teaches courses on rock history at the University of San Francisco-affiliated Fromm Institute, the College of Marin, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at San Francisco State and Dominican University in San Rafael.
Noon Renaissance Concerts
Saturday, June 2, noon- 1pm
Suggested Donation $ 10 - 20
Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.
Repeats 6/9, 6/16, 6/23. 6/30.
Wonder Woman: Local Treasures
Artists In Conversations
Thursday June 7, 6 - 8 pm
Artists from the Wonder Women: Local Treasures exhibition will discuss their practice and progress in the art world with leading Bay Area curators and collectors. Kay Bradner, Robbin Henderson, Naomie Kremer, Tabitha Soren and Jan Wurm will present on June 7. Five more artists will speak on June 28 at 6pm.
Family Workshop: Eco-Jewelry Making
Saturday, June 9, begins at 1pm
Suggested Donation $5, grades 6-12 and adults
Discover how to upcycle paper, metal, and natural objects into one-of-a-kind decor and wearable art! Play with your favorite eco-friendly materials and design earrings, a pendant, necklace, or adorn existing accessories.
Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and community centers. Participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday discarded materials. Click here to learn more about them.
All About Artist Residencies
Thursday, June 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Learn about the benefits of Artist Residency programs around the world from presenters Lexa Walsh and Angela Willetts. Both artists have traveled extensively through residency programs and will teach you about finding and applying for the perfect residency.
Lexa Walsh is an artist and cultural worker based in Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice MFA program and was Social Practice Artist in Residence in Portland Art Museum’s Education department. She was a recipient of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, the Gunk Grant and was a de Young Artist Fellow. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions and performances locally and nationally at Apexart, Oakland Museum of California, Portland Art Museum, SFMOMA, Smack Mellon, Walker Art Center, Williams College Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and has done several international artist residencies, tours and projects in Europe and Asia.
Angela Willetts hails from the North of England, and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for eighteen years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University, where she studied English literature and education. Willetts has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, The Post Contemporary, and will be a Skowhegan Graduate Fellow in the summer of 2016. She has also received the Robert Arneson Award, Mary Lou Osborn Award, and a UCD & Humanities Graduate Research Award.
Arts in Action: Represent
Saturday, June 16, 4 - 6 pm
Sliding donation: $10-$20
Join us for an hour of dance and art interpretation with the artists from Wonder Women and Dancers in Residence, Sarah Bush Dance Project. Known for their site-specific collaborative dance, SBDP will create short works inspired by the themes, artworks, and the arrangement of BAC’s current exhibition. Audiences will explore the art through short, guided activities.
Wonder Woman: Local Treasures
Artists In Conversations
Thursday June 28, 6 - 8 pm
Artists from the Wonder Women: Local Treasures exhibition will discuss their practice and progress in the art world with leading Bay Area curators and collectors. Helen Berggruen, Stacey Carter, Dana DeKalb, Lisa Esherick and Diana Krevsky will present on June 28. Five more artists will speak on June 28 at 6pm.