PLOT AND CHARACTERS: the shaping of civic art in san francisco

The Emerald Tablet is pleased to present, in conjunction with the San Francisco Arts Commission and Litquake, an evening of conversation, wine, and art on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm. Join us!

Three local characters left an indelible mark on San Francisco’s cultural landscape: Walter Fleishhacker, a gregarious, backslapping businessman; Gertrude Atherton, a brilliant, prolific novelist; and Beniamino Bufano, a master sculptor who was short in stature, with an oversize personality. These legendary San Franciscans feature heavily in the new, critically acclaimed book, San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012, commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Author Susan Wels will be in conversation with Tom DeCaigny, followed by wine and artwork from artists participating in ArtSpan’s Fall Open Studios.book_cover

Susan Wels has written 17 books, including The New York Times best-selling Titanic: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Ocean Liner and Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It. She lives in San Francisco.

Tom DeCaigny has been the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of San Francisco since 2012, and is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of arts and culture, youth development and education.


PLOT AND CHARACTERS: the shaping of civic art in san francisco
Thursday October 17th 2013. 6:00 pm doors, 6:30 pm show.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.

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