San Francisco Women Street Artists Demonstrate Their Craft at Main Library!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 22, 2014

Contact: Michelle Jeffers
Communications, Programs & Partnerships
415 557-4282

San Francisco Women Street Artists Demonstrate Their Craft at Main Library!

In celebration of women artists of the City, local street artists will be creating art, live and in person, every Friday in the Main Library’s 4th floor Music Center throughout the month of March 2014. A different artist will be on hand each Friday from 1 – 3:00 p.m. This program of live art, Art in Action: How It’s Done: Celebrating Women Artists in San Francisco, Past and Present, is presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission in association with the Library. All of the artists are part of the SF Arts Commission Street Artists Program.

Photographs and information featuring original Art in Action female artists, which took place at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1940, will be on display in the Art, Music and Recreation Department on the 4th Floor throughout the month of March.

Follow San Francisco Public Library on Instagram (@sfpubliclibrary) to see Art of the Walk: An Instagram Tour of Art by Women in San Francisco featuring a different work every day in March.

For more information, please call 415 557-4277.

Art in Action Schedule:

March 7: Kathy Hallinan

Kathy Hallinan learned her leathercraft from her mother, one of the original street artists in San Francisco. She dyes, patterns, punches and cuts her own leather to create beautiful, handmade baby booties, hair clips, bracelets and more. She has been designing and selling her leathercraft items for over 40 years.

March 14: Mara Murray

Mara Murray started designing her own unique hand-made ZOOMEEZ animals, dolls, pillows and accessories in 2008. To create her artwork, she uses colorful fabrics, recycled jeans, and trims. Each ZOOMEEZ has its own personality and spirit; a one of a kind creation for the inner child in us all.

March 21: Jenifer Martinez

Jenifer Martinez and partner Stan Chiao work together to create a line of whimsical t-shirts featuring Jen’s original cartoon stick figure artwork. The t-shirts are sold side-by-side with their unique line of Steampunk jewelry made from stainless steel chain maille accented with recycled keys, clock parts and recycled materials.

March 28: Simone Guimaraes

Simone Guimaraes creates her artwork in a very organic style by using different media, bright, exciting colors and upcycled items. Her cat paintings are created using recycled San Francisco maps and acrylic paint. Each one tells its own story and finds their new owner, with a smile, all over the world. That is what her artwork is all about!