TONIGHT!!!! SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH
The exhibition, presented by North Beach Citizens’ Creative Events Committee, is currenlty on display at Gallery 28, located in the heart of North Beach. The proceeds from this exhibition benefit North Beach Citizens, a non-profit organization that utilizes the talents of the North Beach Community to innovatively address the needs of its homeless and low-income citizens in an atmosphere of trust, integrity, and respect.
Artists were asked to use a 12″ vinyl record as their canvas for artistic expression.
50%-100% of each sale benefits North Beach Citizens. Last year’s exhibition raised nearly $6000.
Featured artists include: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Winston Smith, Genea Barnes, Jack Hirschman, Amanda Lynn, Blakely and Momo.
CLOSING PARTY TONIGHT!!!, SATURDAY, MARCH 26
6pm – 9pm · Free
1228 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA 94133
FREE UNIVERSITY ART SCHOOL
TOMORROW NIGHT, SUNDAY MARCH 27TH
| The Free University of San Francisco aims to make the highest level of education available, completely free, to any individual who wants it, regardless of color, creed, age, gender, nationality, religion or immigration status-a university free of money, taught for free. The only requirement for membership is a desire to teach and/or a desire to learn.
Professor Smith will be showing slides of his work, conversing with Chuck Sperry, and inviting questions from all who dare raise a hand.
Winston Smith, Free University Art School Event
Sunday, March 27, 2011 – 2PM to 4PM
998 Valencia Street (at 21st Street), San Francisco, CA
FREE · No sign-up, just show up!
ART ALMIGHTY / LAST GASP – 111 Minna Gallery
FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST
Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 41st year in business.
Over the years they have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today, including such luminaries as R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain, and Robert Williams to name but a few.
As well as publishing, Last Gasp is a distributor of all sorts of weird ‘n’ wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo and art books – supplying them to bookstores on six continents.
Last Gasp was founded in 1970 by Ron Turner. Last Gasp’s first publication, Slow Death Funnies #1 came out on the first Earth Day, April 15, 1970. Subsequent comics included the all-women’s comic It Ain’t Me Babe, and Skull Comics.
Ron Turner’s enthusiasm for underground comics, and in particular their autobiographical aspect, has been the driving force behind many groundbreaking publications. Last Gasp published Justin Green’s highly acclaimed confessional Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary in 1972, a book that became an inspiration to many artists now working in the autobiographical style. “Art Spiegelman, who won the only Pulitzer Prize for cartooning, has said he would never have started to do the autobiographical story of his family (in the graphic novel Maus) unless Justin had done it first. And Robert Crumb said the same thing,” said Turner.
111 MINNA PRESENTS: ART ALMIGHTY
Friday April 1st · 5pm ’til Late · 21+ · Free
A group exhibition presented by LAST GASP