Artist you should know

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17 Apr 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 4: Somalia

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. You may think you know nothing about Somali literature, but you’re mistaken. Okay, perhaps you’re right and you can’t name a single Somali author. But unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere way, way

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Artist: Uma IyliPhotographer: John Janca
13 Apr 2017

Uma Rani Iyli : Artist You Should Know

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Meet artist Uma Rani Iyli, and see her work at the stARTup Art Fair opening April 28th at the

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07 Apr 2017

Artist You Need To Know: Sam & Bill are Bad MotherFolkers

This week I was lucky enough to sit down with the up and coming NYC comedic music duo Sam & Bill. With their flawless blend of seemingly benign folk music, comedic lyrics, and fearless attitude, they are quickly becoming a local favorite in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. The duo, composed

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06 Apr 2017

Justin Teisl : Artist You Should Know

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Meet artist Justin Teisl, and see his work at the SFWA Gallery April 4th – May 6th. Name: Justin Teisl

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Creator of Iconic Rainbow Flag in Ireland forÔAn Evening of ABSOLUT PrideÕ...21.06.2011..Merrion Square Park,Dublin...
Pictured with IrelandÕs largest and most colorful flag, the Rainbow flag (60X5 metres) is Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker who is in Ireland for the first time to speak at ÔAn Evening of ABSOLUT PrideÕ, organised by ABSOLUT Vodka in the National Gallery of Ireland tomorrow (Wednesday, 22nd June) to celebrate Pride 2011.The event is a continuation of ABSOLUTÕs collaboration with Gilbert Baker who designed the ABSOLUT Colors bottle in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the rainbow flag in 2008.The Rainbow flag is recognised internationally as a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.In 1978 Gilbert Baker the Rainbow flag was given its first public outing at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Parade on June 25th of that year. Slowly the flag took hold, and today it is recognised by the International Congress of Flag Makers, is flown in Pride marches worldwide and has become much more than just a flag, it is a symbol of hope and pride for the LGBT Community.
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02 Apr 2017

Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) Pride Flag Creator Saw The Bigger Picture

Gilbert Baker, an artist who in 1978 created the iconic Rainbow Flag, passed away on Friday at his home in New York City. He was 65 years old. Cause of death remains unknown at this time. An army veteran, Gilbert was stationed in San Francisco when he was honorably discharged

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30 Mar 2017

Paul Madonna : Drawing through Dark Times in San Francisco

Hearing that Paul Madonna faced eviction after drawing SF in such a beautiful light for so many years and inspiring the bright-eyed optimists, it seemed like a bold betrayal. Maybe it was true. The city’s soul had been gobbled up by the heartless tech-fueled robot.

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28 Mar 2017

Art that Aims at Awareness : Brian Singer

A few weeks ago someguy put up a piece of art on Division Street. The piece hit home because it was a solemn reminder of the tent city that used to occupy that space in San Francisco, the homeless encampment that has since been dispersed. The tents were confiscated by the city and the homeless were forced off the busy street, but the people and their tents didn’t simply disappear, they are now scattered on side alleys and streets that are more hidden from view.

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