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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.

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. 

Dead of Winter Opening Reception

POSTED BY: ELLIE WILLIAMS

We are thrilled to be hosting Dead of Winter in the gallery through February 4. Dead of Winter is a group show curated by Tiffanie Turner featuring ten artists working across a variety of mediums that explores themes of botanical life forms in their wintery states.  On January 9, many of the artists joined the community to celebrate the opening of the show. Check out photos from the very busy reception below, and be sure to catch the show before it closes on February 4!

Artist Rachel T Robertson enjoying the festivities

Artist Jo Boyer with her pieces, Season of Black and White and Waiting for Spring

Artist and curator Tiffanie Turner and her husband David Vazquez with her piece For Shame

To view and purchase pieces from the show, visit this page. The show will be on view until February 4, 2015. For questions, please email ellie@raredevice.net.

Abacus Row Brings Locally Made Jewelry to Noe Valley This Valentine's Day

POSTED BY: ELLIE WILLIAMS

On Saturday February 7, just in time for Valentine's Day, local designer Christine Trac will bring her line of handcrafted, timeless jewelry to Noe Valley. Rare Device is proud to host Abacus Row for a special Valentine's trunk show, featuring the full line of Abacus Row pieces. 

Abacus Row was founded by designer Christine Trac in 2012. Using her background in ethnographic research and environmental conservation, she crafts delicate, handmade pieces that emphasize small details and and timeless styles. A focus on materials, proportions, and craftsmanship forms the basis of her work. 

Join us on Saturday, February 7 at Rare Device Noe Valley for this special event. Christine from Abacus Row will be in store all day presenting her full line of products. Enjoy a chance to meet the designer and fawn over her stunning pieces. Refreshments and snacks will be served. For questions email ellie@raredevice.net.