November 25, 2010

Better hurry - "I Live Here, S.F." show at SOMArts


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This bit of flash decorates the bumper of Wardell-the-Wonder's highly decorated Cadillac -- it is on display at Julie Michelle's "I Live Here, S.F." show at SOMArts, currently showing through the end of the month.   Better hurry.

Last Saturday Julie hosted a panel of 9 participants in her "I Live Here, S.F." project.   Each panel member gave the most interesting answers to Julie's clever questions.

Closing Reception: Tuesday, November 30, 5-7pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco



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That's Julie Michelle on the right.   Peruse her photos that accompany each edition of the "I Live Here, S.F." series, and you too will draw the conclusion that this woman has talent -- not only with the way she can put together a photograph, but also in the way she is able to interact with her subjects; perfect strangers at the outset, for the most part.

On the left is film archivist Rick Prelinger who was a collaborating artist (along with Chris Rusak) at Julie's "I Live Here, S.F." show.



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If you've ever seen Judy Irving's film "The Parrots of Telegraph Hill", then I need not explain who Mark Bittner is.   But maybe you didn't know Mark is an active blogger.   You can keep up with his latest adventures (hint--he's writing a new book) on his blog.

On the left is a fragment of Julie Michellie's photo of Mark Bittner, standing on Columbus Avenue in front of City Lights Bookstore.

Mark has a wonderful "I Live Here, S.F." story which can be seen here.



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On the left is Jose-Luis, a poet and a social worker in the Mission District, who's "I Live Here, S.F." is here.

The gorgeous lady on the right is "Meli" Meligrosa, who is featured here on "I Live Here, S.F."   Her delicious and highly caffeinated blog is here.



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On the left is Colleen who does social work at St. Anthony's in the Tenderloin.   Colleen's "I Live Here, S.F." piece is here.

That's Morgan, philosopher and cosmologist extraordinaire on the right.   His "I Live Here, S.F." story is here.



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That's Valerie on the left, a social worker in the City specializing in helping seniors with the practical needs of life.   Valerie's "I Live Here, S.F." hasn't been published yet, but from listening to her speak I can tell she is a very personable and warm individual.

On the right is "Wardell-the-Wonder", and yes he definitely IS a "wonder" alright...   The flashy streamers in the first photo decorate his bumpers on a beautiful old and highly decorated Cadillac.   Wardell's "I Live Here, S.F." story can be found here.



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Julie saved the best for last -- "Yo-Yo Joe" a.k.a. Joseph Harris gave us a demonstration of some pretty slick yo-yo tricks.   Joe's "I Live Here, S.F." story and photos can be found here.

If you missed it, on October 7 I did a post on Julie Michelle's show.

But don't forget -- the show closes on Tuesday, November 30.




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2 comments:

m e l i g r o s a said...

this is nice!! thx for the photos and it was fantastic meeting you :D

happy thxgivin xxomeli

julie said...

What a wonderful recap, Donald! I'm so grateful to you for taking the time to come to the gallery as often as you have, and documenting the various events. It's been a great treat to see your take on everything and I am truly thankful for your encouragement in my work. Thank you!

 
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