Arts & Culture :: Art

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Portrait of a Body" by Julie Delporte, translated from French by Helge Dascher and Karen Houle, tells the story of how one woman came to gain self-acceptance. The intimate storybook is masterfully illustrated by the author.

Muralist Joset Medina: creating art for the LGBT community and beyond

Muralist Joset Medina: creating art for the LGBT community and beyond

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 24, 2024

"I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember," said Joset Medina, whose art has been seen in South America, Europe and the United States. Now his murals and paintings can be seen around the Bay Area.

Going Out, March 21-29, 2024

Going Out, March 21-29, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 21, 2024

From the art of a brush stroke on a canvas to mascara on a queen's eyes, in arts and nightlife, all are included in Going Out, this week and every week.

'Radiant' - Brad Gooch's expansive biography of artist Keith Haring

'Radiant' - Brad Gooch's expansive biography of artist Keith Haring

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 17, 2024

Visionary pop artist Keith Haring's short, meteoric, glamorous life and career is the subject of a new biography, "Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring," by Brad Gooch.

Going Out, March 14-22, 2024

Going Out, March 14-22, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 13, 2024

Fun and funny nightlife stuff, including St. Patrick's Day carousing on March 17, as well as serious arts events, are all included in this week's Going Out.

Rosebud Gallery opens; a new space for LGBTQ artists

Rosebud Gallery opens; a new space for LGBTQ artists

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 8, 2024

Rosebud Gallery, a community-focused creative haven created by Shannon Amitin and Cabure Bonugli, opened its doors to the community on March 7 in celebration of art, inclusivity, and the resilient spirit of San Francisco's LGBTQ+ community.

Going Out, March 7-15, 2024

Going Out, March 7-15, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 7, 2024

We're big fans of the terpsichorean arts, and not just modern dance and ballet, but gogo guys and gals as well. You'll find them all, plus theater, visual art and music, in our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

'Frida' magical new documentary on the life of artist Frida Kahlo

'Frida' magical new documentary on the life of artist Frida Kahlo

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Mar 4, 2024

The incredible true story of 20th-century Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, "Frida" is told from the artist's own perspective. The film is based on primary sources including Kahlo's illustrated diaries, essays and interviews.

John Bankston's '20 Years in the Rainbow Forest'

John Bankston's '20 Years in the Rainbow Forest'

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Mar 3, 2024

The two-decade survey of paintings by John Bankston, now at the Rena Bransten Gallery through April 20, features prime examples of the cartoony figurative work that's brought him renown, along with more recent work reflecting shifts in media.

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 22-March 1, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 22, 2024

The play's the thing, but so is the music, the dance, the painting, the bartender and the drag queen. We've got it all, and all the world's a stage. Check our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

Maurice Vellekoop: graphic memoirist's 'I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 20, 2024

Maurice Vellekoop's marvelous graphic memoir "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together," out this month, is a perfect addition to the genre of illustrated books about queer lives.

Pride in Panels: queer comic books to be celebrated at SF's main library

Pride in Panels: queer comic books to be celebrated at SF's main library

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 6, 2024

On Sunday February 18 San Francisco's main library will celebrate queer comic books with an exhibition to remember. Titled "Pride in Panels: SF Queer Comics Fest," the afternoon will bring together scores of queer comic book creators.

Going Out, Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2024

Going Out, Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 25, 2024

From bright and beautiful musicals to thought-provoking arts exhibits, and rousing nightlife events, you've got plenty to whet your appetite for culture and clubbing, this week and every week in Going Out.

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Jan 24, 2024

The on-and-off rain January 19 didn't deter a crowd from gathering in the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood for the opening reception of the "API Family Wall of Pride" exhibition.