Ilana Crispi in her Half Moon Bay studio

Ilana Crispi in her Half Moon Bay studio

Ilana Crispi I May 11, 2019

San Francisco based visual artist, Ilana Crispi uses ceramics, fiber, and traditional craft to create excessively crafted objects and environments. Her work occupies both the gallery space and extends beyond to the street and into unexpected encounters often of the ephemeral and impressions of stories. She creates permanent objects as well as those that challenge ideas of authenticity or value. Crispi invites SEE(d) to her Half Moon Bay studio to engage in a rich hands-on discovery of the surprises of mining one’s own dirt to make art. Enjoy creative food and boutique wines in Half Moon Bay.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Half Moon Bay

Rodney Ewing in his studio

Rodney Ewing in his studio

Rodney Ewing I July 14, 2019

Rodney Ewing is a working artist living in San Francisco. Ewing’s drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact, to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. Ewing says, “as an artist, it is more important to create a platform that moves us past alliances, and begins a dialogue that informs, questions, and in some cases even satires our divisive issues…There has to be an intersection where body and place, memory and fact are merged to re-examine human interactions and cultural conditions to create a narrative that requires us to be present and profound.” Ewing invites SEE(d) to an intellectual and sensorial visit in his Headlands Center for the Arts studio. Enjoy wines and an assortment of appetizers amidst the beauty of the surrounding environs.

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Headlands Center for the Arts

Deborah Oropallo in her North Bay studio

Deborah Oropallo in her North Bay studio

Deborah Oropallo I September 14, 2019

Deborah Oropallo is a painter and video artist, working with web-based imagery and digital media. She incorporates her own photography in addition to digital media to craft highly intricate and layered works, which conflate history, symbolic meaning, and gender. “I use the computer as the tool, but painting is the language of deliberation that is running through my head,” she explains. “I do not want to just repaint an illustration of what the computer can do, but to push the pixels themselves as paint, and to layer imagery and veils to create depth and volume.'“ Oropallo invites SEE(d) to her studio and family farm where she will share her latest videos and 2-dimensional artworks and her partner will sample his home-made cheeses. Lots of artisnal wines will be served.

Sunday, September, 14, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Novato, CA