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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:41

R/GA (a full-service interactive, digital advertising agency) recently opened a San Francisco office. They already have offices across the globe in NYC, London, Singapore, Chicago, and São Paulo... and to kick off the new-ish office and the coming of summer, they've begun the Creative Connect Spring Series which "is about reaching out to San Francisco creatives across all disciplines to share their work and insights with the local creative community. Creative Connect is about getting an architect and a multi-media artist, a curator and a chef, a dancer and a street artist in the same room to see what happens".

R/GA is a multi-disciplinary agency that understands the benefit of cross-breeding creatives. The Creative Connect spring lecture series is open to the public and intended to provide space for San Francisco creative professionals to speak, perform or display groundbreaking work and ideas. Our hope is to inspire great work in our office and the greater community.

Their first speaker, Japanese calligrapher Aoi Yamaguchi, kicks it all off this Friday with a live large-scale calligraphy performance at 4:30. Wine and cheese will be served and to RSVP, email: rgacreativeconnect@rga.com

This guy, John Trippe, will be giving some sort of hour long presentation on Friday, June 10th at 4:30. Beer shall be provided and it should be... well, hopefully interesting. More of a performance than talk most likely. We'll see.

R/GA Creative Connect Spring Series Presents
Aoi Yamaguchi
Friday, March 25th @ 4:30pm
2nd floor open area

Aoi Yamaguchi is an esteemed Japanese calligrapher and a locally acclaimed performance artist. Aoi will open R/GA Creative Connect Spring Series with a presentation and a live large-scale calligraphy performance. Her work will reveal the story told through a medium of calligraphy, a reflective presentation on how she turns creative thought into visual shape and a sensorial experience to form an ambience. Aoi describes her practice as to deconstruct, rearrange, and recreate existing linguistic conventions into a calligraphy expression that functions not only as a signifier of an idea but also exists as expressive element within itself. Her ongoing exploration of the contemporary culture and mastership of the medium plays with transferring the traditional two-dimensional Japanese calligraphy to a viewable physical expression. In this unique setting the audience can experience calligraphy in its entirety by being immersed in the creative process that is usually hidden from public view.
http://www.glamourousmonochrome.com/

Wine and cheese platters will be served.

RSVP yourself at R/GA U: Course Sign Up <http://reporter/university/courseInfo.aspx?crID=208&fr=CRL>


We welcome the local creative community, so spread the word!
Invite your friends to RSVP by emailing rgacreativeconnect@rga.com




Stay tuned for more detail on upcoming speakers:
Ninive Calegari 04.08.11 @ 12:00pm
The Teacher Salary Project, Students and Education
http://www.theteachersalaryproject.org/

Robert Hodgin 04.22.11 @ 12:00pm
Media, Visuals and Interactivity
http://roberthodgin.com/

Rosanna Yau, Monica Martinez and Matt Cohen 05.13.11 @ 12:00pm
Eating Bugs and The Rise of the Street Food Culture
http://minilivestock.org/
http://monicamartinez.com/
http://www.sfcartproject.com/

John Trippe 06.10.11 @ 4:30pm
Bay Area Art
http://www.fecalface.com/

R/GA Spring Lecture Series – Creative Connect
Creative Connect is about reaching out to San Francisco creatives across all disciplines to share their work and insights with the local creative community. Creative Connect is about getting an architect and a multi-media artist, a curator and a chef, a dancer and a street artist in the same room to see what happens.

R/GA is a multi-disciplinary agency that understands the benefit of cross-breeding creatives. The Creative Connect spring lecture series is open to the public and intended to provide space for San Francisco creative professionals to speak, perform or display groundbreaking work and ideas. Our hope is to inspire great work in our office and the greater community.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.


FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners


Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

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Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.


Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.


NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

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Sun Milk in Vienna

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"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle


Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.


Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.


Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

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The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.


The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.


Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.


John Trippe, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

John Trippe, founder, owner and curator of FecalFace.com and the Mission District art gallery FFDG, announced today that he will stepping down from daily operations of the two ventures to seek new career opportunities.


High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels


"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

San Francisco based Schuyler Beecroft emailed over the great new series of paintings he's completed entitled "Touching Base", 16x20in on mounted wood panel. Like them.


Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.


Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

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"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

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"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

"Salt the Skies" opened on the 21st at FFDG and features this great piece by Mexico City based Curiot (Favio Martinez) whose sold out 2013 show Age of Omuktlans ran at FFDG. His forthcoming solo show is slated for March 2015.


Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

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Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

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John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

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Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

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