We are pleased to announce the schedule for this Friday’s events happening at GAFFTA and around Mid-Market. After months of work in and around Mid-Market through the Artery Project facilitated by the San Francisco Arts Commission and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Storefronts is back! Our Mid-Market Artery partners: Black Rock Arts Foundation, San Francisco Arts... [read more]
We are pleased to announce the schedule for this Friday’s events happening at GAFFTA and around Mid-Market. After months of work in and around Mid-Market through the Artery Project facilitated by the San Francisco Arts Commission and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Storefronts is back! Our Mid-Market Artery partners: Black Rock Arts Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Luggage Store, Hospitality House, and more, are pulling out all the stops and it all kicks off at GAFFTA this Friday at 5pm!
---5PM--- San Francisco Arts Commission Art in Storefronts launch at GAFFTA and around Mid-Market. w/ remarks by Mayor Ed Lee
--5PM- 8PM-- Closing reception for Transmutations: Sound, Data, and Mechanics Exhibition w/ new work by Nick Lally, Meredith Drum, Lyes Belhocine, Drew Detweiler, and the NomadPad, curated by Jennifer Parker on the street level of GAFFTA.
--8PM-10PM-- GAFFTA Art In Storefronts After Party!! Performances by: Dr. Abacus: A Cartoon Jazz Band, DJ Worthy (Dirtybird Records, Anabatic)
Join us to celebrate the SF Arts Commission launch of Art in Storefronts, GAFFTA's Transmutation exhibit, Burning Man's move to mid-Market & the installation of Karen Cusolito's Market Street Blooms at U.N. Plaza supported by Black Rock Art Foundation.
Performing Artist Info:
Complete with their own version of the Sesame Street theme, Dr. Abacus is puttin' it down with what we lovingly call cartoon jazz, Zappa jazz or just crazy jazz. Unleashing an unabashedly quirky, flamboyant and caffeinated weird Jazz composite with enough spunk to keep your nervous twitchin' up to speed, this group, armed with their 64-count jumbo box of half-eaten crayons, is refusing to stay in the lines and keep the glue bottles out of their noses. Occasionally echoing the bouncing-off-the-wall flair of Squirrel Nut Zippers, you're more than likely to start imagining slaptick spy movies like the Naked Gun or Dragnet. Fun, fun, fun. http://www.dr-abacus.com/
Currently residing in San Francisco, DJ Worthy grew up around Washington DC in the early days of Deep Dish, Scott Henry and the early American rave scene. In the late 90’s after moving to New York City, Worthy met his good friend Justin Martin and was exposed to the sounds of people like LTJ Bukem, Stacey Pullen, and Sasha. All of these influences made an impression on this young producer as he began to play records of all genres from hip hop to breaks to techno and drum n bass. http://dirtybirdrecords.com/worthy-irs-te-2