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Gardens Gallery Walk


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Posted by Larisa Somsel on August 27, 1999 at 16:45:12:

Metreon presents
FIFTH ANNUAL GARDENS GALLERY WALK AT YERBA BUENA GARDENS
Thursday, September 9, from 4 - 9 p.m.

Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center, is proud to announce it will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Gardens Gallery Walk at Yerba Buena Gardens on Thursday, September 9 from 4 - 9 p.m. This year over two dozen galleries and museums in the Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood will be participating in Gardens Gallery Walk, which represents the kickoff of the visual arts “season” at Yerba Buena Gardens. Located in the Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood and centered on The Esplanade on Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, the Gardens Gallery Walk is free and open to the public from 4 - 9 p.m.

Gardens Gallery Walk
Participants of this year’s Gardens Gallery Walk include Academy of Arts College Gallery, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, American Indian Contemporary Arts, ArtSpan, Aurobora Press, J.J. Brookings Gallery, California Historical Society, Cartoon Art Museum, Center for Electronic Art, Crown Point Press, Industrial Solution, Jernigan-Wicker, The Jewish Museum San Francisco, The Mexican Museum, Minna Street Gallery, Museum West Fine Art & Framing, St. Patrick’s Church, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sixth Street Photography Workshop, TERRAIN Gallery, Yerba Buena Gardens Child Development Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Zeum.

Admission to over two dozen museums and galleries is free from 4 - 9 p.m. Admission to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is free after 5 p.m. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is free after 6 p.m.

The annual Gardens Gallery Walk is a production of the Yerba Buena Alliance, the not-for-profit membership organization representing the Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood.

Children’s Activities
Creatures from Metreon’s “Where the Wild Things Are” will delight children as they participate in a variety of art-oriented activities including chalk drawing, collage-making, cartooning, and other creative projects on The Rooftop, located across the Howard Street Bridge from Metreon. There will be free family skating at the skating center 4 - 6 p.m. and chefs from the San Francisco Marriott will give an ice sculpture demonstration 5 - 6 p.m. at the Ice Skating Center. There will also be free rides on the historic Carousel. The activities will be hosted by Ansel Adams Center for Photography, American Indian Contemporary Arts, Cartoon Art Museum, The Yerba Buena Gardens Child Development Center, Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center and Zeum. Cookies will be provided by the Argent Hotel.

Sculpture Walk
The Gardens Gallery Walk kicks off with the opening of the installation “Super Natural,” on Sunday, September 5, at 2:00 p.m. Renowned local artist, Kazuaki Tanahashi will give a painting performance at the Stone Stage in The Esplanade. Accompanied by music, Tanahashi will paint a huge, rainbow-colored circle on canvas with a single stroke of his signature giant brush. The painting will then be on display, serving as the focal point for the Sculpture Walk which also showcases the work of San Francisco Bay Area artists Marisa Hernandez, Tim Jag, and Susan Schwartzenberg. The artists have been invited to create original, site-referential pieces based on their interpretations of the theme “Super Natural.” Organized by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and guest curator Marcia Tanner, the installation will be on view on The Esplanade September 5 - October 4. Artists exhibiting along the Sculpture Walk will be present to discuss their work on The Esplanade, during the Gardens Gallery Walk, September 9, 6 - 8 p.m.

Pick up a map at Metreon’s Sony Style and Microsoft SF as well as any participating gallery or museum, or visit the information table on the Esplanade on Mission Street between Third and Fourth. Balloons will mark the locations of Gardens Gallery Walk participants.

Tickets will be available for purchase for the Gardens Gallery Walk drawing with over $15,000 in wonderful prizes, including a $500 shopping spree at the Discovery Store and a year’s supply of gelato! Tickets will be available for purchase at the information booth and at participating museums and galleries.

Have your parking ticket from the Fifth & Mission/Yerba Buena Garage stamped at any three of the participating locations for 50% off parking from 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. the night of the Gardens Gallery Walk, Thursday, September 9.

Pick up a certificate at any of the galleries for a selected free appetizer at any participating restaurant the night of the Gardens Gallery Walk.

Yerba Buena Gardens is located in the South of Market area of San Francisco and is easily accessible by public transportation. Just blocks from both the Powell Street and Montgomery Street BART and Muni Metro stations, Yerba Buena Gardens is also within walking distance of the Transbay Terminal and the Ferry Building and is a short shuttle ride from the Caltrain terminal.

Contact:
Anita Hill, Yerba Buena Alliance, yballiance@yerbabuena.org, (415) 541-0312
Marlene Saritzky, Metreon, marlene@sre.sony.com, (415) 537-3442
Timothy Rodrigues, Metreon, Timothyr@sre.sony.com, (415) 537-3417
Glodow Coats & Nead, publicity@gcnpr.com, (415) 864-2333





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