Don't-Miss Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area


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Danish ceramic artist Morten Løbner Espersen is known for his finely tuned skill of turning clay into provocative and vibrant pieces of art. And, now, people in the Bay Area can catch a glimpse of his work at a new exhibit titled Vertigo hosted by San Francisco’s Hedge gallery. Eighteen of Espersen’s colorful cylinders, containers, and sculptures are being highlighted in the show. “The vessel is my object of choice,” he says. “An archetypical form I’ve spent 20 years making variations on, from the functional and modest, to the aesthetic and sumptuous.” Vertigo runs through June 22, Hedge gallery, 501 Pacific Avenue.

Kathryn M. Ireland, who is celebrated for her colorful and exquisitely patterned textiles, is giving a talk for “Designers’ Wednesday” at the San Francisco Design Center. Fresh off the launch of her new boutique collection for Scalamandre, Ireland will discuss her creative process, along with the inspiration for her decorating work. Ireland is known for adding a contemporary flair to her textiles, which borrow from 18th, 19th, and 20th century English, French, and Italian designs. The talk is on May 1 from 12 to 2 pm, San Francisco Design Center, 2 Henry Adams Street, Sloan Miyasato, Showplace #200.

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