RETROFIT 1.0 & 2.0

Telegraph Hill Gallery, SF

491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, 94133

RETROFIT 1.0, May 20–June 17

opening reception, 6:30-8:30 pm on May 20

RETROFIT 2.0, June 24–July 22, 2017

opening reception, 6:30-8:30 pm on June 24
The artists of Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP), a thriving community of artists based at the City of Palo Alto’s Cubberley Community Center, have returned to previously explored subject matter or reinterpreted a personal aesthetic trademark in diverse media, including photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking and mixed media.

The artists participating in RETROFIT 1.0 are Barbara Boissevain, Barbara Gunther, Charles Coates, Inge Infante, Lessa Bouchard, Linda Gass, Marianne Lettieri, Mel Day, Melissa Wyman, Pantea Karimi, and Servane Briand. The artists participating in RETROFIT 2.0 are Ann McMillan, Amy DiPlacido, Andy Muonio, Catherine diNapoli, Conrad Johnson, Ernest Regua, Ken Edwards, Paloma Lucas, Rochelle Doorley, Sahba Shere, and the collaborative artist duo t.w.five.

This show was curated by CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, and as a group, CASP artists include winners of significant awards such as the Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship, Silicon Valley Laureate, and Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts. Many exhibit their art internationally and have participated in prestigious artist residencies throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the DeYoung Museum and Djerassi Resident Artist Program.

“This is an exciting time as we reopen the gallery after a year-long construction project to upgrade our historical landmark location,” said Ana Sycip, Associate Director of Telegraph Hill Gallery. “With RETROFIT 1.0 and 2.0, we’re bringing a fresh new art perspective to the City with the work of these Silicon Valley artists.”

Rhyena Halpern, Assistant Director for the Palo Alto Community Services Department, who oversees the Cubberley Artist Studio Program, said, “We are thrilled for this opportunity to show off the extraordinary talent of our artists. We expect the gallery’s location in the popular North Beach area will attract visitors from San Francisco and elsewhere.”

Open Door Writing Practice 

CASP Art Lab 

4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto  

Studio U7

May 6 & 13 Sat 9:30-10:30 am

You, a candle, a primrose and some quiet time to write. Timed writing practice (ten minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes) in response to a given word or phrase. Accessible space, All ages welcome. FREE.

From Greg Kimura, who sounds a lot like Julia Cameron, who sounds a lot like Natalie Goldberg, who sounds a lot like.... ,  "You can write something in ten minutes,” he says, “and whether it’s good or bad– it doesn’t matter. The point is to engage the creative process. Trying to write ‘something good’ just gets in the way."

Book of Emily (Part 1) 

Written and performed by Emily Scott

Directed by Lessa Bouchard

Emily’s life flashing before your eyes. A coming of age story turned on it’s head. A collection of monologues performed ecstatically by the writer herself. Telling the truth, Emily leads us back to simpler times, like 2003. A pop-culturist of Palo Alto and California cool - the references may make you want to sing along to the Spice Girls, or, like, something. 

An excerpt from Emily's  show, "A Middleschool List," was featured as part of Archive Mixed Media's Dragonfruit event last November- join us to see the larger work.

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:30p at the Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City

Doors open at 7p

$5-$10 donation, cash only at the door.

There will be one 10 min intermission.

Concessions will be available for purchase to enjoy during the show.

"The Trees Will Outlive Us," by Barbara Boissevain

Archival Digital Print

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