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Please Join Us! Fall Open: Opening Reception

POSTED BY: KEHAU LYONS

New work by artist Sonya Philip, fuses paper and fabric, with a variety of unconventional techniques. Sonya Philip has always made things. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Of particular interest are all things related to textiles and fiber. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family.


Please join us on Friday, April 3 from 6-9pm at Rare Device Divisadero as we celebrate her newest body of work, Fall Open. The artist describes the work in her own words: Repetitive shapes create an organic alphabet - a tracery of forms partly obscured and always shifting.

Refreshments will be served!




Photos above are all process photos of Fall Open and provided by the artist, Sonya Philip.

If you have questions or need additional information please contact kehau@raredevice.net.

Snail Mail My Email Book Reading with Ivan Cash & Free Letter Writing Event

POSTED BY: KEHAU LYONS

Please join us as we celebrate National Card and Letter Writing Month on Thursday, April 9 from 69pm

Rare Device Divisadero with a special presentation by Ivan Cash, the creator of Snail Mail My Email.

 

Snail Mail My Email is a worldwide community art project where volunteers handwrite strangers' emails and send physical letters to the intended recipients, free of charge. The project has since been published into a book which will be available for purchase and may also be signed by Ivan Cash himself!

In addition, we have partnered up with our favorite stationery-minded companies to provide letter writing supplies during the event to write/draw/doodle (free of charge)! Huge thanks to Chronicle Books, Idlewild Co, Sycamore Street Press, PapaLlama, note•ify and Near Modern Disaster!

If you have questions or need additional information please contact kehau@raredevice.net.

Art Raffle Benefiting 4-Alarm Fire Residents

POSTED BY: KEHAU LYONS

We are hosting a raffle to help the residents in our community who have lost their homes in the recent 4-alarm fire on January 21 near Alamo Square that damaged 17 units in at least 4 buildings. We are working with the Divisadero Merchants Association and the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association for this fundraiser. We are donating all raffle proceeds directly to the ASNA fund. Winners to be picked on March 27 after this Thursday's Divisadero Artwalk / Bold Italic Microhood.

4 prize groupings available by the generous donations from our friends above. Total value over $700! Please stop by Rare Device Divisadero today to buy your raffle tickets!

Leitmotif Trunkshow at Rare Device Noe Valley

POSTED BY: KEHAU LYONS
Rare Device is happy to host local children’s clothing brand Leitmotif for an exclusive trunk show at Rare Device Noe Valley from 10am - 5pm. Leitmotif is a local brand founded by parents interested in designing sustainable clothing made from quality fabrics with a child’s needs in mind. From a lounge set to unisex overalls to supersoft tees with illustrations inspired by art and literature, all of Leitmotif’s pieces are designed, printed, and made here in San Francisco.


For the week leading up to the event, Rare Device and Leitmotif are happy to announce that they will be working together to host a book drive at both Rare Device locations in support of the Children’s Book Project. Anyone can bring a gently used children’s picture book to donate to either Rare Device location from March 7 through March 14 to participate. Children’s literacy is one of the foundations of Leitmotif’s mission.

 

For questions please email kehau@raredevice.net
Images provided by Leitmotif Kids

Single Ladies: Paintings by Courtney Cerruti

POSTED BY: ELLIE WILLIAMS

As always, we are thrilled about our next gallery show! We're proud to announce that we will be showcasing local artist Courtney Cerruti's show Single Ladies in our gallery for the entire month of march, beginning March 6, 2015 and running through April 1. 

Single Ladies is a show of miniature paintings by Courtney Cerruti. Courtney took a departure from painting life size oil portraits to explore working with watercolor and gouache on a small scale. The intimate nature of the work is designed to draw the viewer in and spend time with each face, imagining what each woman's story might be, creating a unique narrative. Easily overlooked, these "single" ladies exist in isolation, but are grouped together for the duration of the show, creating a temporary community and a shared identity.

Maker extraordinaire, Courtney Cerruti is an artist and the author of "Playing with Image Transfers", "Washi Tape 101" and "Playing With Surface Design" published by Quarry Books. Courtney teaches workshops all over the country and online at Creativebug.com. Her work has been featured on Oh Happy Day, Design Sponge, the SF Chronicle, Instagram and BuzzFeed. She makes something everyday and can be found on instagram as @ccerruti.

Join us on Friday, March 6 for the opening reception for the show at Rare Device Divisadero (600 Divisadero Street) from 6-9pm. Celebrate with Courtney and the rest of the community! Snacks and refreshments will be served. For questions, email ellie@raredevice.net.