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Jean-Michel Othoniel Installs ‘La Rose des Vents’ Sculpture at SF’s Conservatory of Flowers

La Rose des Vent, a sculpture by Parisian artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, is the newest addition to the gardens outside Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers. Follow the link below to watch a time-lapse video of the installation, by Scott Enberg. … Continue reading

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12 Pianos in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is hosting Flower Piano, a musical fest that embodies true community and creativity. From July 9-20, twelve pianos will be placed among the colorful, flowering gardens, and visitors are encouraged to showcase their musical talents … Continue reading

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More Eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park: The Cadenasso Group

The Cadenasso Group, a grove of Eucalyptus trees on the west shore of Middle Lake in Golden Gate Park, is named in honor of  San Francisco painter Giuseppe Cadenasso (1858-1918).  Cadenasso arrived in California from Italy at the age of 9 and studied painting at … Continue reading

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another take on eucalyptus

I made this quick water color sketch of a very old eucalyptus in the panhandle of Golden Gate Park a couple of years ago.  The bark is amazing;  so hard to capture all the nuances of color and pattern.  And those twisting branches. … Continue reading

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I Heart Eucalpytus

Originally posted on Seen:
There, I’ve said it. Perhaps, indeed, they do not belong in this part of the world. Perhaps, indeed, they will be tinder one day in some terrible conflagration. But I love the eucalyptus trees, their white…

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Painter tells stories behind Golden Gate Park statues – SFGate

Artist Robert Minervini at a bus stop displaying his artwork “La Poeme de la Vigne (with wine grapes)” on Market Street. The artist has done six posters about six different monuments in Golden Gate Park, as part of the Art on Market … Continue reading

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Artists in Golden Gate Park (talk)

On Wednesday night (Sept. 24), I will be talking about “Artists in Golden Gate Park” at the Canessa Gallery (708 Montgomery St., San Francisco).  The talk begins at 7 pm and the gallery will be open before and after to view … Continue reading

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the apple press sculpture in golden gate park

For some reason I always assumed this sculpture was about wine.  That muscled, bare-footed figure evokes for me a beautiful Greek god (Dionysus, Greek god of wine?).  Even on a typical foggy day in the park, he conjures a warm day in late … Continue reading

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Stephen Kane’s new photo exhibit

Steve Kane has a new photo exhibit opening tonight at Canessa Gallery.  Included are many beautiful photographs of Golden Gate Park.  I will be giving a talk on “Artists in Golden Gate Park” in conjunction with this exhibit on September 24 at 7 pm. … Continue reading

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Local Bird Catches Gold Fish Cracker in Golden Gate Park | SF Weekly

Thank you Jim Herd (and SF Weekly)  for this wonderful photo! “Oh, the unexpected things you will witness during a stroll in Golden Gate Park: teeny tiny tree houses, daytime robberies, and of course, urban birds living like a bunch … Continue reading

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