I'll bury the photo I'm really here to post under a bunch of text; it's not for the faint of heart. Meanwhile, here's the latest info on Pandora's Trunk. It's going to be a real beaut of a show.
All of the details are falling into place for Pandora’s February 3rd show! Our fashion line-up includes everything from a little neat to a lot of weird, and we are cramming artists in the door faster than you can say ‘free booze’! The home team (http://mediumreality.com) will be bringing you two fresh sculptures from the seafloor and the city streets, as well as a pair of diptych panels that premiered with drying paint at Anon Salon’s New Year’s Eve freakfest. Miranda Caroligne (http://mirandacaroligne.com) and Bad Unkl Sista (http://badunklsista.com/) were there too, along with our last-minute sculpture surprise from local artists Katie Sutherland and Marcus Guillard (http://marcusguillard.com).
Premiering this time at Pandora’s Trunk - our DIY clothing modification station! Bring that ill-fitting old t-shirt or just dive into our bins; we’ll be bringing you free and at-cost t-shirts, pants, patches, and scraps to root through. There will be scissors, pins, and a sewing machine - and if those sound like scary torture devices to you fear not, we will help you to use them. You’ll have to sign in blood not to sue us if they turn on you, though. Some people are just cursed.
A bi-monthly eclectic arts showcase & designer sample sale
February 3rd - featuring works from recycled and reclaimed materials
Saturday Feb. 3rd 1-7pm
free admission - live music - free drinks
916 Natoma st SoMa SF
(between Mission & Howard, 10th & 11th)
Working in expressive monochromatics recalling the kinetic landscapes of Northwestern painter James Lavadour, Alicia’s pocket-sized paintings are made on polystyrene, or #6 plastic. This plastic is very common but not recyclable; the work seeks to educate people about which plastics can and cannot be recycled.
Featured indie artist - Alicia Bainbridge Escott
Fashion & Accessories designers, working in reclaimed textiles:
Miss Velvet Cream - http://missvelvetcream.com/
Homey Grown - http://www.homeygrown.org/
Siya Nara Clothing - http://www.myspace.com/siya_nara
Doctor Popular - (maybe if we are lucky he will yo-yo like he does on his website. All he has agreed to do is sell his hats made of recycled ties. Bring your puppydog eyes and we’ll see what we can get…) http://doctorpopular.com/
Shannon Riley - armlets and other brightly colored body warmers.
Other creations in the key of re-thought:
19 Moons - jewelry made with old typewriter keys and other reclaimed bits - http://www.19moons.com
Recover your thoughts - blank books made of reclaimed books and publishing scraps - http://www.recoveryourthoughts.com/
Joan R. Rogers - a venerated east coast printmaker has mailed us a little west coast exclusive - art notebooks from the scraps of a whole career’s worth of art prints.
Bike parts revisited - there will be too many people working in this medium to list them all. Rest assured that the sheer number of innovative uses for old bike parts that we will find and display for you will boggle your mind, and stir even the hatin’est heart.
Edible Love - decadent microbusiness chocolate truffles from our resident chocolatier are good for you on all levels. Don’t eat a whole box, though you’ll be tempted. The overdose will make it hard for you to enjoy our licensed masseuse or live musicians.
Enjoyed the show last time but not sure if you can make it this time around? Word of mouth is the most valuable promotions we can get. Help us and your friends out by hooking us up with each other! Please take a moment to forward this email to any friends you think may be interested in the show. You can also show them (or print out for yourself) our flyer which contains a tiny map: