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Experience Five Floors of Serenity At UCSF Women’s Health Center

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As Frank Costanza would say, "Serenity Now!"

One thing I wouldn’t mind having more of in my life is serenity.  Maybe it’s harder to avoid stress living in a city bursting with so much activity and sometimes insanity 24/7 or maybe it’s just me.  Whatever the case, I think it’s safe to assume that all of us, including myself, could do with some extra peace of mind.

The FREE Serenity Winter 2011 art exhibition at the UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center may be a step in the right direction.  The Serenity exhibit has been ongoing since 2007 with a cast of revolving artists, and tonight marks the opening of the first works of 2011.  The artists are encouraged to elaborate on the theme of serenity to create pieces that inspire relaxation and calmness.  I’m hoping one of these “pieces” will be performance art in which massages are performed, but I’m thinking that’s probably not gonna happen.  Anyway, the art can be found on five floors (for those of you anal-retentive monsters that NEED to know before you get there, Floors 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7) and features the work of nine artists, including Susan Black (whose stuff is really cool) and Alan Mazzetti.

I used to think The Serenity Prayer was, like, the dumbest thing ever — something about the phrasing — but I don’t anymore and I also don’t think this exhibit will be either.  Obviously that tie-in was a stretch; so sue me.

“Serenity” Winter 2011 Artist’s Reception at UCSF Women’s Health Center Wednesday, January 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm 2356 Sutter St. (btwn Divisadero & Scott) [Lower Pac Heights] FREE

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