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Gallery Profile: 18 Reasons ~ Asterisk SF Magazine Food Issue

On a cool, breezy summer evening, music emanates from the middle of the block on 18th Street, steps away from Dolores Park. The lovely voice of a woman summons, rather easily, others to a delightful space. Stepping inside, there are vibrant and colorful drawings of sweet breads and cakes adorning the walls. The music that […]

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Johanna Poethig in Public Space

Imagine a bright-blue-eyed four-month-old baby girl traveling with missionaries to the Philippines. Picture her growing up and attending an alternative school in Manila filled with many friends who encourage her to engage in the vibrant art community. In her teenage years, she returns to the United States to learn as much about muralism as possible […]

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Hella More Funner making art Hella More Fun (for All)

Information overload is all too common with today‚Äôs readily accessible images, text, and video. Even language reveals our dependence on the Internet, with the word google not only referring to a company but also being used as a verb in lieu of search. The Internet and social media have become ubiquitous in our daily routines. […]

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The Alchemy of Materials: Printmaker and Painter Jonathan Barcan

At Workspace Studios off Folsom Street, visitors can expect a breathy climb up brick-colored stairs to a maze of artist studios. One of those studios belongs to artist Jonathan Barcan, who during a studio visit shared insights on his printmaking, drawing and painting practice. In looking at his work, it is easy to see the […]

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Rio Yanez, Art Profile published to Asterisk SF Magazine’s Throwback Issue

In the early 20th century, San Francisco felt the effects of disaster. The earthquake of 1906 left the city with crumbled buildings and widespread devastation throughout the downtown area, so art was probably not on the minds of civil servants and residents trying to recuperate and clean a city in disrepair. Artwork from this period […]

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Asterisk SF ~ The People Issue

The Asterisk SF team is hard at work with the next issue covering the beautiful people of San Francisco. Click on the image above to submit a nomination for someone you believe promotes and creates positive change in the community (or is just a damn good chef or makes phenomenal art). Whoever they are, Asterisk […]