Inside/Outside: Artist Environments, Mike Shine and Megan Wilson Tonight


There a lot of excitement in the air about the new show opening tonight at the Museum of Craft & Folk Art. Inside/Outside: Artist Environments features Edgar Arceneaux and Watts House Project, Jacob Sockness, Merritt Wallace, and Megan Wilson, along with historic documentation of famed California environments, and a new commission by Mike Shine. "Inside/Outside examines the artist environment builders who generally transform their homes, yards, or other aspects of their personal surroundings into multifaceted works of art that embody and express the locale—time, era, place—in which each of them live and work."

Artist Mike Shine has been commissioned to faithfully recreate his well-documented (scroll down) small-town-bound art shack inside the Museum.

Local renter Megan Wilson has also been celebrated for her modified interiors. Since 2004, Wilson has been willfully installing artwork inside her apartment and served it up as a public exhibition called Home in November 2008.

Inside/Outside: Artist Environments opens tonight, Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Museum of Craft & Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane (at Mission between 3rd & 4th). There's a discussion with artists Mike Shine and Megan Wilson facilitated by Independent Curator Natasha Boas from 6-7pm which is open to the general public. The exhibit itself goes from 7-9pm and will include live music.

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