Posts Tagged ‘18th’

Wow: “Bicyclist Pedals Through a Foot of Water at Flooded 18th and Dolores” – December 2nd, 2012

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

A nice capture from jeffelder this AM:

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Photos from Asian Art Museum’s “In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection” – Opens June 2013

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Here’s the big news from Kenneth Baker yesterday.

More deets:

“Called “In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection,” the exhibit will include works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573—1615) and Edo (1615—1868) periods along a 13th—14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.”

This should be an excellent show.

All photos courtesy of the Asian Art Museum:

Shotoku Taishi as an Infant, Unknown, Kamakura period (1249-1335). Wood with polychromy. Larry Ellison Collection

Tigers (detail), 1779. By Maruyama Okyo (Japanese, 1733-1795). One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and light colors on paper. Larry Ellison Collection.

Auspicious Pine, Bamboo, Plum, Crane and Turtles, Edo period (1615-1868),ca. 1630-1650. By Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1590-1651,By Sansetsu, Kano 1590-1651. One of a pair of six panel folding screens. Ink and colors on gold. Larry Ellison Collection

Oh, and don’t forget about Korean Culture Day this Sunday, September 23, 2012. It’s free!

“IN THE MOMENT: JAPANESE ART FROM THE LARRY ELLISON COLLECTION
Asian Art Museum debuts Ellison’s Japanese art collection, coinciding with 2013 America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2012—Next summer, as the America’s Cup Challenger Series takes to San Francisco Bay, the Asian Art Museum will feature an exhibition of Japanese art from the rarely seen collection of Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and owner of ORACLE TEAM USA, defender of the 2013 America’s Cup.

In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection will introduce approximately 80 exceptional artworks spanning 1,300 years. The exhibition explores the dynamic nature of art selection and display in traditional Japanese settings, where artworks are often temporarily presented in response to a special occasion or to reflect the change of seasons. In the Moment also considers Mr. Ellison’s active involvement in displaying art in his Japanese-style home, shedding light on his appreciation for Japan’s art and culture.

Included in the exhibition are significant works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573–1615) and Edo (1615–1868) periods along with other important examples of religious art, lacquer, woodwork, and metalwork. Highlights include a 13th–14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.

“This exhibition offers a rare glimpse of an extraordinary collection,” said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. “We aim to present it in a fresh and original way that explores traditional Japanese principles governing the relationship of art to our surroundings and social relationships.”

The exhibition is organized by the Asian Art Museum and curated by Dr. Laura Allen, the museum’s curator of Japanese art, and Melissa Rinne, associate curator of Japanese art, in consultation with Mr. Ellison’s curator, Dr. Emily Sano.

The exhibition is on view June 28, 2013 through September 22, 2013. The Asian Art Museum will serve as the only venue for the exhibition.

For more information visit: www.asianart.org

Umi Restaurant of Potrero Hill Has Your Pentax DSLR, You Know, the One You Left Outside Last Night.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The news from Potrero Hill’s highly Yelp rated Umi Restaurant:

“@umi: did you leave a pentax camera on one of the benches outside 18th street in potrero? tell us the model & lens, we’re holding it…”


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“Cookie Man” Scott Alexander Has Come to Town to Sit on Street Couches and Hand Out Cookies

Friday, January 14th, 2011

See?

Check it:

(Noo Yawk has a Union Square too!? What are the odds?)

Anyway, the po-po have already kicked him and his couch off the intersection of 18th and Castro ‘n stuff, but otherwise, he continues handing out the sweet treats.

Bon Courage, Cookie Man.

And, here’s a message from Scott Alexander hisself:

“Hello ,

Perhaps you or someone you know has already been offered a homemade cookie by a fellow sitting on an inflatable couch at a random street corner. That likely would have been me.

I’ve been doing this in the Bay Area for a few months now and plan on continuing for the foreseeable future. Perhaps it’d make a good story for you. I’d certainly be grateful for the attention, plus you could get some cookies!

I started doing this a little over a year ago while I was living in New York City. As an unnoticed independent musician, I was tired of promoting myself. I didn’t have the ego for it, and found it a huge distraction. I still needed people to take an interest in me, it only seemed fair that I took more of an interest in them. I didn’t really know anyone who’d become famous by simply meeting thousands of people, yet it seemed the most reasonable thing to do.

So how is a married, non-drinkier supposed to meet people, and of all types and backgrounds on a massive scale? Not the internet!

Social networking made it quite obvious to me that most people want to make friends and share things about themselves. But it didn’t seem to be happening off line. I do use the Internet, as well as my 24 hour Free Cookie Hotline, to announce my whereabouts and post video journals of folks I meet. But the real action is on the street,

Somehow it just seemed like a good idea to hang out on an inflatable couch with homemade cookies, and it’s turned out quite well.

I … usually make appearances 1-3 times a week. I post my exact time and location once I’ve figured them out. at FreeCookies.Net Facebook.com/FreeCookiesNyc and twitter.com/freecookiesNYC

I also announce on the 24 hour Free Cookie Hotline 347-829-4YUM.

Learn more about my adventures at FreeCookies.Net, or better yet, come find me sometime and have some cookies!

Happy January!
Scott Alexander

“In a world of virtual friendships, Scott Alexander is playing it old school” NY POST

“Despite less than traditional ingredients, [the cookies] tasted chewey and chocolately” Santa Barbara News-Press (front page)

“Was it fate that brought [us] to his Craigslist ad at one o’clock in the morning? Or just undying cheapness that has us perusing the “free” board at bedtime?” Village Voice

“Scott Alexander is the kind of friend we all wish we had” Eats.Com

“Who doesn’t want free cookies from a complete stranger on an inflatable couch?” Gothamist.com

“Alexander has no plans to give up his mouthwatering hobby.” NY Daily News

The Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association, San Francisco’s Version of the Taliban, Doesn’t Know Where Mission Dolores Is

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Not all religious warriors are NIMBYs and not all NIMBYs are religious warriors, of course, but check out the formerly-obscure “Mission Dolores” “Neighborhood” Association for a little from Column A and a little from Column B.

Little did you know that when you buy the Bi-Rite Ice Cream, you’re supporting San Francisco’s Version of the Taliban or mutaween (see below). Oh well.

Anyway, NBC’s Matt Baume has the latest on these horrible NIMBYs.

Will the MDNA manage to cross Market Street some day?

Consultants:
1. Alice Carey and Company
Author: Mission Dolores Survey and Update of Context Statement: Bill Sugaya, Director
2. Carol Roland, PhD; Roland-Nawi Associates
Author: Mission Dolores Historic Context Statement
3. Joseph Stubbs, Graphic Artist
Mission Dolores Historic Context Statement
4. Vincent Marsh, Architectural Historian
Author: 523 A and B Survey Forms: Golden Gate Lutheran Church (601 Dolores)
And Second Church of Christ, Scientist (651-655 Dolores)
5. Gideon Kramer, KramerGraphics/graphic design & production
6. Jacob Moore, Webmaster
Fiscal Sponsor:
The San Francisco Study Center
Geoff Link, Executive Director
Grants Awarded:
1. $46,500.00: Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the San Francisco Historic Preservation Fund Committee. To have Alice Carey and Company complete the survey work in the Mission Dolores Neighborhood. Our context statement will also be updated.
2. $25,000.00: Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the San Francisco Preservation Fund Committee. To have Carol Roland-Nawi create an historic context statement for the Mission Dolores Neighborhood.
3. $2,500.00: San Francisco Victorian Alliance. To survey Golden Gate Lutheran Church (601 Dolores), Second Church of Christ, “Scientist” (651-655 Dolores), Mission Dolores Park and Duggan’s Home (3434 17th Street). Both churches are under threat of demolition. The Christian “Science” Church, designed by William H. Crim, currently has a demolition permit pending.
Donations:
1. $3,430.00: General Membership (as of 12-14-08)
2. $1,500.00: Skyline Reality
3. $500.00: Safe Clean Green: Mission Dolores
4. $500.00: Bi-Rite[!?]
Board Members:
1.    Peter Lewis, President
2.    Gideon Kramer, Vice President
3.    Ted Olsson, Secretary
4.    Joe Cain, Communications Manager
5.    Steve Haigh, Past-President: Victorian Alliance
6.    Jose Luis Leiva, Professor
7.    Shelagh Ross,
8.    Andrew R. Galvan: Curator of Mission Dolores Church
9.    Marius Starkey, Artist
10.  Ted Scourkes,
11.  Arnie Lerner, AIA
12.  Lucia Bogatay, AIA

Film Night in the Park Brings The Big Lebowski to Dolores Park on September 25th

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Film Night in the Park has seen fit to schedule The Big Lebowski for Dolores Park on the evening of Saturday, September 25th, 2010.

Dude, see you there at 8:00 PM!

Yes on Proposition G Headquarters Opens in the Castro – Fix MUNI Now Kicks Off

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

From SF FYI Net came the news of the kickoff of the Yes on Prop G HQ down in the Castro this AM. See?

August 21, 2010 – Saturday

Fix Muni Now – Yes on G Headquarters Opening
When: August 21, 2010 – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to ll:30 a.m.
Where: 538 Castro, San Francisco
What: Kickoff Headquarters opening for Yes on G.
Information:
info@fixmuninnow.com

A throng gathered at 538 Castro* near 18th Street to hear Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, District 8 Supervisor hopeful Scott Wiener** and others get the volunteers fired up.

Via N Judah

Frankly, I can’t see this one losing. Check out Prop G propaganda/news links after the jump. 

*Shared with Scott Wiener – he has the left-side window box and the rear of the space while Yes on G has the right side and the front. It’s quite cozy.

“*Wiener dogs come from Vienna” – that’s how you remember how to write his name. Maybe this spelling will come naturally to me before the race against Rafael Mandelman and Rabecca Prozan ends come November.

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The Bi-Rite Market on 18th Street Looks So Much Better Without the Utililty Pole Out Front

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Our Bi Rite Market on 18th Street would look more appealing without the huge utility pole out front. Street View shows you how much that metal pole ruins things.

So let’s use the Spot Healing Brush Tool to swipe over the pole (making sure that the Photoshop CS5 “Content Aware” radio button is checked.)

And then, poof, the four cores of your AMD Phemon II X4 disappear that pole in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Hurray!

Look closely and you can see where the offending pole was, but this command takes just three seconds to execute, no brain or talent required. By that standard, it’s amazing: 

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(Yes, Photoshop got the giant “T” wrong but I like it better that way…)

Leno, Ammiano, Dufty to Star at Tomorrow’s Save the Castro Country Club Rally

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

This one speaks for itself. There’ll be a rally in the Castro for the benefit of the highly-rated Castro Country Club tomorrow Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM:

“Longtime Home of a Recovery Meeting Place in the Castro to be Sold. Leno, Ammiano, Dufty to Make Appeal for Funds to Save the Club, Keep the Steps in the Castro

WHO:  San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, State Senator Mark Leno as well as Jonathan Vernick, Executive Director, Baker Places

WHAT: Press Conference & Fundraising Rally to Save the Castro Country Club

WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Front Steps at 4058 18th Street in San Francisco

WHY: After almost 30 years, the Castro Country Club, a recovery meeting and gathering place, is at risk of closing due to the sale of the building where it is located.  Local leaders and members of the recovery community are rallying to raise the funds necessary to save the club from closing.”

More deets:

About the Castro Country Club
Founded in recovery. The volunteer-based Club operates an espresso café on site and is open from early morning until late at night, 365 days a year. It currently hosts over thirty 12-step meetings each week. The Castro Country Club is a program of Baker Places, a nonprofit corporation providing an array of community-based services to residents of San Francisco with mental health, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS-related issues. For more information, please visit
www.castrocountryclub.org.

See you there!

2010 Zippy 5K Run in Golden Gate Park a Huge Success

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I don’t know all that much about the Zippy 5K Run in Golden Gate Park – check it out, maybe you’ll be into it.

Lots of runners had beefed up strollers carrying a child or two, as here:

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Get your results here. It’s not the biggest event in town, but it seemed to have a good turnout.

See you next year.