Posts by Dara Kerr

Don't miss these must-see events in the San Francisco Bay Area!

The Gathering of the Juggalos is a mythic annual event where thousands of fans of the Insane Clown Posse rap group come together to camp out, get wasted, brawl, and bear copious amounts of clown-like face makeup.

If you take a stroll through San Francisco’s de Young Museum this week, not only will you be hit with sweet smells of roses, jasmine, and lilies, but also you’ll probably notice replicas of much of the art on display.That’s because the museum is hosting its 29th annual Bouquets to Art floral design

Massive desolate urban landscapes, sometimes dotted with one lone figure make Johnna Arnold’s large-scale photographs both eerie and captivating.  The Traywick Contemporary gallery in Berkeley is hosting an exhibition of her recent work titled In/Finite Potential.

When the Shakers crafted their home furnishings hundreds of years ago, it wasn’t just about comfort and utility – it was about pleasing God.

Christopher Kurtz’s delicate and spiny wood sculptures on view at San Francisco’s Hedge gallery are jaw dropping. One can see his pain-staking approach to sculpture, which he says is through discipline and restraint – using only wood and very few tools.

Exactly 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring, “all persons held as slaves” shall be “forever free.” And, the Museum of the African Diaspora is honoring this anniversary with an exhibit of African American art and history from the Kinsey Collection.

After rooting around a box in the back of his workshop, Jared Rusten pulls out an ordinary-looking block of honey-colored wood. He carefully shaves off a few curly strips and says, “smell that.” The wood gives off an intense citrusy, minty, crisp scent.“It’s called Port Orford cedar.

Design your own succulent garden, celebrate the female form, and pop-up spicy Mexican design at the Consulate round out this month's design and art events.

Design events abound this month in the Bay. Here's a few of our favorite exhibitions and events.