There’s something special about Kurt Russell. Yes, he’s an undeniable, stone-cold hunk whose jawline seems to have been hewn from a block of Italian marble. Yes, he exudes a certain kind of masculinity — he’s a “man’s man” that never stoops to rudeness, coarseness, or churlishness.

But more than that, he’s an incredible actor, one of a very rare breed that can seamlessly move from character actor to leading man and back again. After 40+ years in the biz, it’s safe to say there is pretty much no one like Kurt Russell.

This Saturday, August 27, Public Works is hosting a FREE art show called Deep Cuts, dedicated to all things Kurt Russell. Original art, movie posters, prints, film soundtracks, and more — everything a Russell freak could ask for and then some.

To celebrate, we thought we might pick a few of our favorite Kurt Russell films, in case you need … Read more ›

ArtSpan Artists at Roll Up Gallery – Opening Reception

Featuring ArtSpan Artists:
Bernard Bolter, Lara Buelow, Claire Elliott, Courtney Jacobs, Monica Loncola, Seren Moran, Ayesha Samdani, Irene Schlesinger, Brian Singer, Ealish Wilsion & Jihoon Choi.

About ArtSpan Exhbitions:
ArtSpan provides emerging and established artists with diverse opportunities to display their artwork to new art appreciators and seasoned collectors throughout the year. These opportunities are offered as a benefit of ArtSpan’s Artist Membership. Click here to learn more about joining as a member.
https://www.artspan.org

Opening Friday September 2nd, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free
21+
https://www.facebook.com/RollUpGallery
http://publicsf.com/exhibitions

On Friday, August 19, we invite you to come to Public Works with a Big Imagination. We’re hosting a fundraiser for the Big Imagination Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to incubating new ideas, new talent, and making the impossible possible.
Big Imagination’s big idea is The 747 Project — a total conversion of a 1985 Boeing 747 into a mobile art experience. In other words, Big Imagination will be transforming a 231 foot long double-decker airplane into a Burning Man art car.

[caption id="attachment_14720" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Isometric rendering of the completed 747 Project[/caption]
If that sounds like a crazy project, Big Imagination would agree with you. But true to their name, they think big, and they’ve assembled a motley crew of artists, engineers, designers, builders, and logistics wizards to make this seemingly impossible idea a reality.
But a project of this size and scope requires a lot of funding. That’s … Read more ›

On Tuesday, August 16th, Public Works welcomes the Fourth Annual Bay Area Global Health Film Festival to our space. The Bay Area GHFF (as it’s known) is a project of IGOT, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, an international organization, founded by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), dedicated to improving the health of peoples’ muscular and skeletal systems worldwide.

Phew! That’s a mouthful — lots of acronyms. But in short, the Bay Area GHFF is a film festival featuring short films from the Bay Area and beyond, all centered around the theme of improving our health — as individuals and within our communities, too.

This year’s theme is an important one: Homelessness & Mental Health Local Impact & Global Advocacy. As all of us who live in the Bay Area know, this is a matter of crucial importance affecting our … Read more ›

 

Art lovers unite! We here at Public Works are coming off a couple wonderful art events last weekend. On Saturday, July 23, we hosted The Murray Invitational: an art show dedicated to all things Bill Murray. It was a blast — because, well, it’s hard not to have a good time with anything Murray-related. Then, the day after, on Sunday the 24th, we hosted a pop-up exhibition courtesy of Pure Evil … otherwise known as San Francisco-based artist and musician Charles Uzzell Edwards. He exhibited a selection of works created from a recent trip across America, in which he retools old porcelain and enamel signs into his signature “Nightmare Series” — seen above. 

And beyond that, we have a couple exciting events coming up that artistically-minded folks should be aware of. Come check them out!

[caption id="attachment_14672" align="alignnone" width="620"] Strider Patton at work.[/caption]

First up, on Friday, July 29, from 6 p.m-9 p.m. is the free … Read more ›

Who is pure e̶v̶i̶l̶ ? Info and Ethos

I’ve just arrived on the West Caost from a PURE EVIL PICKERS trip across the USA, visiting the following cities;

Austin TX – Denver CO – Albuquerque NM – Sedona AZ – Las Vegas NV – Death Valley CA – Zabriskie Point CA – Bakersfield CA – Oakland, CA

Along the way I found ‘rusty gold’, old porcelain and enamel signs, and Im starting to paint these signs with my iconic ‘Nightmare Series’..

Each piece is an unique work of art…

DEATH VALLEY is the culmination of this road trip , a one day exhibition of new work, MADE IN AMERICA.

Somewhere between the 1535 execution of Sir Thomas More and the year 2000, Charles Uzzell Edwards became the street artist known as Pure Evil. It’s a pairing of an odd lineage that has produced fanged bunnies and Warhol-esque portraiture famous throughout the streets and galleries of the world.

A child … Read more ›

 

The end of June marks one of our favorite times of the year in San Francisco: SF PRIDE! This year marks the 46th annual edition of SF Pride festivities. In light of the terrible tragedy in Orlando, FL, celebrating Pride is more important now than ever. All of us here at Public Works love our queer family and stand firm in solidarity. We invite one and all to join us in celebration of the LGBT community in the Bay Area and worldwide. Here’s what’s on offer:

Thursday, June 23

Drag on Dragon presents Drag Yourself To Pride Prom: Wear It Again Wedding
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
$15 presale tickets available here

We’re kicking off Pride with something different… Drag Prom! Whether you’re a seasoned drag king or queen or looking to dabble, Drag Prom has got you covered. This event will cover both rooms in Public Works, with DJ Brian Urminita in the … Read more ›