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S.F. Agenda: Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area

“After the Storm” by Holly Lane. Courtesy of the Museum of Craft and Design.

“After the Storm” by Holly Lane. Courtesy of the Museum of Craft and Design.

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Not to be missed is this year’s American Craft Council Show at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. This event will be chock-full of stunning furniture, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, and more. Over 230 artisans from across the U.S. will gather under one roof for this event, which is the country’s largest craft show west of the Rocky Mountains. New to this year’s event is a showcase called “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft,” which features room settings that combine both craft and modern design. Architects and interior designers participating in this showcase include Lauren Geremia, Nicole Hollis, Steven Miller, Mimi Chen, EB Min, and more. Show runs from August 2 to 4, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard.

The newly-opened San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design is featuring an exciting new exhibit by exquisite wood-carver and painter Holly Lane. Dubbed “Carving Allegories,” Lane conjures up mythical times while borrowing from surrealist, gothic, and renaissance art. Lane describes her highly detailed wood sculptures as “frames” for her inlaid paintings, but they tend to be as much of the work of art (or more) as her paintings. The idea behind Lane’s pieces is that borders, or frames, visually comment on the art inside. “Carving Allegories” features 12 pieces by Lane. Opens June 29 and runs through September 15, 2569 Third Street.

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