Artist you should know

02 Mar 2016

“An African City’s” Nana Mensah Talks Diversity, Style, and What it Takes to be an Actor

Working actor” is not a term that many understand. When you say the word “actor,” people picture Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts. But an actor’s success isn’t determined by their level of celebrity, but by the integrity of their work.  Many wouldn’t know the names of thousands of working

Penelope Hernandez 0
11 Feb 2016

Engineers Empower an Artist

The FabLab was alive with energy, dozens of engineers working with impenetrable focus on all sorts of machines I’d never seen before, shop bots, laser cutters, 3D printers; computer screens flashed with renderings of Raul’s arms while a big ass fan whirled above.

Shakina Nayfack 0
28 Jan 2016

Giving a Painter New Arms

A story of how an artist lost the use of his arms, and how a new design may give him back the power to eat, drink, and paint again. Meet Raul Pizarro, an artist you should know

Shakina Nayfack 1
30 Nov 2015

Artist Depicts Changes in Mission Neighborhood

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists in the NYC and Bay Area.  It’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep these cities strange and wonderful places.  Meet SF native Alberto Ybarra. Ybarra is a native San Franciscan who grew up skateboarding and hanging out in

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
24 Nov 2015

This Could Be You

This Bay Area artist transforms models using clay, paint, fake blood, glitter, plants, wigs…and encourages you to be part of it too. Brice Frillici of SEKDEK, an artist you should know

Dan Nazarian - Uninformed Informant 0
17 Nov 2015

Cartoons from the Arab World, France, & The US React Differently to the Paris Attacks

The new Charlie Hebdo Cover and reactions from artists in Palestine, Paris, US and the broader Arab world on the #ParisAttacks

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
06 Nov 2015

Artists You Shouldn’t Miss At Open Studios Wknd 4

The final weekend of ArtSpan’s 2015 Open Studios is upon us, and it’s a doozie.   Mission, Castro, Bernal, Noe, Upper Market & Glen Park all reporting for duty.  There are lots of studios within walking distance, many that contain some of our favorite artists.  This weekend of Open Studios is

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
05 Nov 2015

Art Gallery You Should Know : Johansson Projects

Beautiful Show kicking off this Friday with Anna Fidler and Katy Stone, Coastal Coven at Johannsson Projects. Both artists tackle alchemy and the transmutation of the natural

Marilyn Jones - MarilynSF 0