The Bay Area is home to some fine masters programs for artsy types, all working to be the next generation of masters in their fields. Each Spring, we get a look at the best and brightest graduates via fashion shows and various exhibitions. Here we've selected our favorites from this year's graduating pool. The winners were chosen for their concepts, execution, and general awesomeness. Join us in wishing them luck in their next adventure!
A new exhibition, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History, is the best reason to visit the San Francisco Public Library this May.
Wheel and deal at Public Bikes spring warehouse sale at Jack London Square; peruse the work of 73 local artists at Studio 17; and get your pie eatin' on.
When it comes time to add a new accessory to our treasure trove, we are consistently in want of Faye Kendall's creations. Since 2013, the NorCal sculptor has held our hearts on a string with her unusual necklaces made of horsehair, glazed ceramic, brass, bone and leather. It's wearable art—in a good way, we swear—that works perfectly with eclectic San Francisco wardrobes.
Carving out a gallery within their Jackson Square investment firm, Julie and Sébastien Lépinard, under the threat of a ho-hum paint roller, christened the space instead with street art from British graffiti activist Banksy. Haight Street Rat, stenciled on the exterior redwood planks of a Haight-Ashbury inn, was painstakingly extricated and is now displayed in a window at the couple's new gallery, 836M.
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Surrounded by a harem of belly dancers, glittering ladies, and men of velvet and furs, you'd be forgiven should you mistake the woman with hennaed hands and jeweled hair as some mysterious monarch from the other side of the planet.