Tonight we celebrate some amazing achievements for SF local artists. Dope Dope Dope will be hitting the SF streets this evening checking all of it out.
My evening will start with some Frida, at Wonderlandsf. The gallery is celebrating its 6th year and I couldn't be more excited. They are featuring just over 80 artists and all of the works are inspired by Frida. The curator is Irene Hernandez-Feiks and she is my pick for badass of the year. She not only owns and operates Wonderlandsf, but also hosts large art events at Mezzanine. I think there's no better way to celebrate six years of a successful female run gallery than to honor one of the most inspiring female artists, Frida Kahlo.
Next, I'll be checking out Mirus Gallery for a night with SF native, Chad Hasegawa. "It's Your Town" is the name of the show. Hasegawa will be doing a meet and greet and showing his latest works for New Amsterdam Vodka. The pieces are inspired by our beautiful city, San Francisco. Oh yeah, and complimentary drinks from New Amsterdam Vodka. Hoping they still have peach when I get there.
Last, but certainly not least, the homies at Book & Job are hosting their very own 4 year Anniversary show. I'm excited to see works from all the artists, including a personal favorite of mine, Daniel Valencia. Valencia spends most of his time making traditional darkroom prints and at a ripe age of 21; he has been killing it in the SF art scene.