Abstraction: Artist Reception

Event has passed (Fri Sep 13, 2013 - Fri Sep 13, 2013)
Hospitality House's Community Arts Program
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program (CAP) is pleased to invite you to the group exhibition Abstraction; featuring artworks created by Tenderloin community artists utilizing the free-of-charge fine arts studio and gallery housed at 1009 Market Street at 6th Street.

Abstraction indicates a departure from reality. This escape from accurate representation can be only slight, or it can be partial, or it can be complete. Even though any artworks distilled from the natural world for expressive purposes can be called abstract; artwork which derives from, but does not imitate a recognizable subject is called “nonobjective abstraction.”” According to Ivan Vera, CAP program manager this is the perspective Abstraction will focus on. “This show will feature works unconcerned with the literal depiction of things from the visible world,”” he said. “Our artists have created a collection of wonderful pieces that fall well outside of anything recognizable or conventional.””

Artist participating are: James Scoville, Jeff Roysdon, Matt O’Neill, Charles Blackwell, Robert Miklos, Sylvester Guard Jr., Chris Cook, Jason Rivers, Michael Covington, Courtney Raye, Shannon Steneck, Kimberly Gattozzi, Fleur De Vista, Harvey Rushing, Antonio Pavon, John Rhodes, Iris Brightwater, Billy Juste, Kevin A. Thompson, Phillip Snider, Sketchie Bb, Thomas J. Nollin, Sterling, Stephanie Cohen, Elisha Brown, Brian King, F.J., Palacios, Jeff Clarke, Tom Jirasek, Shanddin Boren, Yuriy Pestov, Eddie Sanchez, Hulda, Helena & Joseph, Basant Elbayoumy, Copper Penny, Anna M. Morrow, Tobin Holmes and others

Abstraction runs from September 6 through November 1, with an artist reception on Friday, September 13 from 6 to 8 PM. The reception is free and open to the public, and participating artists keep 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their work. The CAP is located at 1009 Market Street, at 6th Street, on the ground level of the Luggage Store Gallery. For more information, contact Ivan Vera at 415.553.4525 ext. 304 or [email protected]

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Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program is the only free-of-charge fine arts studio and gallery space providing free-of-charge professional instruction, materials, and exhibition/sales opportunities to Tenderloin artists and neighborhood residents.


  1. Hospitality House's Community Arts Program

    1009 Market Street, San Francisco, CA