Archive for April 4th, 2008

super sorry-o world

Friday, April 4th, 2008

So I missed my own Frey Norris Gallery opening tonight, part deux. I’m told it was great: dang it, dang it, dang it that I couldn’t be there! Talk about “Sorry”.
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Christine and I were at the gallery Wednesday installing: Frey Norris did the brunt of this for us (a welcome first!), and at least this time the majority of my art had been made well in advance, which made things considerably less stressful this time around! Raman, Wendi, Mike and Melissa were so professional and supportive about all aspects of this show. If they were San Diego, they’d stay as classy as it gets.

ye olde Frey Norris gallerye entrance:
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ye olde Wofford works being installed:
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some of ye olde Wong Yaps installed:
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So where was I, again?
Being snooty?
Too good for my own shows?
Mais non, buttercups.
I was with my USF students, as tonight was the last night of rehearsals for (dundadadunnnn) BARRIO FIESTA, USF Kasamahan’s annual Pilipino Cultural Night! (It’s the class that I am nominally the instructor for, although the students really run the show). It’s their 35th (!!!) annual production, and they have been working their heinies off to ensure that it’s a success. As is traditional with most PCNs, it’s a combination of cultural dances, more contemporary dances, and skits. Tonight was one of those nights where you could really feel the whole thing coming together: it’s going to be amazing! The kids are tired, but they’re being consummate professionals, and they’re pulling together a really fun show.

The students pretty much only refer to Barrio Fiesta as shorthand “Barrio”: add to this a slight generation gap, a quintessentially Filipino fatal attraction to puns, and this year’s production is entitled “Super Barrio World“. You know. Like Super MARIO World? C’mon, people. Work with me here.

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So here are two fun things for you to do this weekend: catch “Sorry” at Frey Norris Gallery, or catch “Super Barrio World” at USF. (Please note: Saturdays can sell out, so come Friday, come at 6 Saturday (show’s at 7), or have me hold tickets for you! Please com: it’s going to be a blast.

SORRY: Recent Works by Jenifer K Wofford and Christine Wong Yap
Frey Norris Gallery

April 3-27
456 Geary Street, SF 94102
415 346 7812

SUPER BARRIO WORLD: USF’s 35th Annual Barrio Fiesta

April 4 and 5, 7 pm
USF Presentation Theater
2350 Turk Blvd, SF 94117