Posts Tagged ‘academy of art’

Web Designer and “Girl in Tech” Kari Suleman Offers $30 for a “TaskRabbit” to Wait in Line for Her at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Per Mid-Market resident Bluoz:

“It was inevitable. make 30 bucks waiting in line at Dotties at 6th and Stevenson –

And here’s Kari‘s ad at the Task Rabbit website:

“Please wait in line for us at Dottie’s starting at 10am. Text us when you are about 20 minutes from the front (5 or so people deep). “

(“Aren’t you a good task bunny! Here, have a little* cabbage.”)

Is this the so-called Mid-Market Renaissance?

Of course, this is how the “Renaissance” got started:

“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.

Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.

*Actually, $30 seems generous to me…

Know Better your Corporate Shuttles: Academy of Art University – A Boxy, White Toyota Scion

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Of course, Scion is a “maker” in its own right, but I don’t know the model name of this one. (IRL,  it’s a Toyota.)

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They have buses too, of course.

You Never Really Realize How Many Art Students There are in San Francisco Until a Fire Alarm Goes Off at the AoAU

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


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The sidewalks of SoMA couldn’t handle all of these Academy of Art University students in SoMA after a recent fire alarm – they were everywhere.

And I thought most AoA-types were up in the Tenderloin.

Anyway, I didn’t realize how many art students San Francisco has these days…

No Way: Academy of Art University Students Get to Go On Field Trips?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

(I haven’t been on a field-trip in donkey’s years.)

Wonder where the AoA stus were going to.

It was a wonderful adventure, I’m sure…

OMG, the 2011 Annual Spring Show Just Opened at the Academy of Art University at Van Ness and Washington

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Haven’t dropped by this year just yet ’cause the locale always seems to be uphill from wherever I am, but you, well, here are all the deets if you want to check things out.

Open House is on June 4, 2011 and the whole shebang ends on August 15th.

See you there!

OMG, It’s Time for the Annual “Epidemic Film Festival” From the Academy of Art University! May 6-7 at the GGT

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

San Francisco’s Academy of Art University is crowing all about the:

“…upcoming annual Epidemic Film Festival (May 6 – 7), which will feature work from students in our School of Motion Pictures & Television. We are very proud of our students, and are excited to help them showcase their work to a broad and diverse audience.

The film festival is Friday, May 6, from 4–8 p.m. at the Golden Gate Theatre on 1 Taylor St. Industry panels are Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Academy’s Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post St.

Admission is free to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP at the following URL to get tickets:”

All the deets:

See you there!

Yay, It’s the New “Atelier” (That Rhymes, BTW) from the Academy of Art University on New Montgomery

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

All right, first up:

An atelier is an artist’s studio or workroom.”

O.K. then.

Now, the news of the day is our Academy of Art University opening up some retail space 79 New Monty in the SoMA:

“We’re pleased to announce the opening of the Academy of Art University Atelier – a unique retail gallery space dedicated to showcasing the creative work of our students and alumni, where all profits will benefit the University’s Student Scholarship Fund.”

And best of all, it’s “ultra-curated,” baby. Per Carolyne Zinko and/or Cindy Ha, this new AAU joint:

“…showcases students’ work, including home decor, art, clothes for men, women and children, and jewelry. A few faculty and alumni, such as Gr.dano, are also included.”

Everybody on the scene is young, thin, and attractive so of course I fit right in. (And they looooove wearing black (lots and lots and lots of black), just like me!)

And everything you see here is on sale:

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Bon courage, AoA Atelier!

Why Don’t We Just Kill MUNI and Then Expand the Academy of Art Bus Line? It Couldn’t Be Worse

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Am I right?

As seen in SoMA betwixt Second and New Montgomery:

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The Brands of SoMA: Coca Cola, Glammer Slammer, Yahoo!, Absolut, Shell, Target, and the Academy of Art University

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Which brands belong here?

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And which brands are missing?

Friday Nights at the de Young – Free Admission on September 17th to Honor Mexico’s Bicentennial

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Head on over to our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park this Friday evening to get almost four hours worth of celebration for Mexico’s Bicentennial.

And it’s all free so you’ll also be able to stroll about  the permanent collection galleries at no charge during this special Friday Night at the de Young.

All the deets:

“On Friday, September 17, in celebration of Mexico’s Bicentennial, thede Young is offering free admission to the permanent collection galleries from 5–8:45 pm in conjunction with Friday Nights at the de Young.

In honor of the bicentennial, the de Young proudly presents an evening of film, fashion, dance and musicto celebrate Mexico’s artistic achievements. Activities include:

• Projections by artists Sergio de la Torre, Ana Labastida and Nora Enriquez
Short films from the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival
Fashion show presented by the Academy of Art University in collaboration with Irene Hernández of Chillin’ Productions
Smuin Ballet performance directed by Celia Fushille
• Music by Club Unicornio featuring Julio Morales y Juan Alvin and the world-renowned DJ Toy Selectah

The festivities are organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco”

Audiovisuals to set the ambience
6:30–8:30 p.m. Presented by artists Sergio de la Torre, Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez
Short films
6:30–8:30 p.m. Featured in the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival
Club Unicornio 
6:30–7:00 p.m. DJs Julio Morales y Juan Alvin mix obscure Latin American sights and sounds.
Fashion Show
7:00 p.m. Presented by the Academy of Art University in collaboration with Irene Hernández
Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille
7:20 p.m. Dance performance honoring Mexico’s celebration
World-renowned DJ Toy Selectah
7:45–8:45 p.m. Music to turn the de Young into a typical night out in Mexico City
Hands-on art making for everyone, with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:30 p.m. Celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial with your own Maya warrior headdress.
September Artists-in-Residence Kearny Street Workshop
1:00–8:30 p.m. Four interdisciplinary artists create original works in Transforming Fictions.

In celebration of the bicentennial of the independence of Mexico, the de Young Museum proudly presents an evening in honor of Mexico’s artistic creativity. This event is the culmination point of a year-round celebration program organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco.

The event will feature a combination of audiovisuals, short films, fashion, dance, and music that will bond with the museum’s permanent collection to create a unique art experience that will showcase modern Mexico.

To set the ambience, artists Sergio de la Torre (event curator), Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez will present a a retrospective of Mexico’s 200-year artistic evolution through a series of monumental projections all around the museum; the Koret Auditorium will feature a selection of short films from the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most important film festivals; the Academy of Art University, in collaboration with Irene Hernández (Chillin’ Productions), will present a fashion show inspired by Mexican culture; the Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille, will perform a show honoring Mexico’s celebration; and Club Unicornio (Julio Morales y Juan Alvin) and the world-renowned DJ Toy Selectah will be in charge of turning the museum into a typical night out in Mexico’s capital, Mexico City.

Read more about this event in the Press Release below.

Ticket Information

Free programs and admission