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Your Bay Area weekend art fun for the beginning of May! Things that are awesome, and worth attending.

East Bay goes first:
My good friend Mr Hot Dog is finally fully cured, and has been packaged for release from the factory! His (and his fellow grads’) MFA show at Mills College opens on May 2.
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Mills College MFA show:
Young Americans

Saturday May 2, 2009
7-9pm

Over yonder in the west bay, SF has a new biennial, it seems!
And it’s called PRESENT TENSE: ARTISTS REFLECT ON CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE. Presented by Kearny Street Workshop and the Chinese Culture Center, this  exhibition showcases vibrant and diverse perspectives on contemporary Chinese culture. Based on the roster of artists and the savvy of the curators (Kevin Chen, Ellen Oh, and Abby Chen), I’m also delighted to see that it hasn’t been curated along predictable lines of authenticity and/or ethnicity. Featuring artists from the Bay Area and beyond, the show includes a wide array of media at the Center’s main gallery and in storefronts throughout Chinatown.

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Present Tense:
VIP Preview & Reception: Friday, May 1 @ 6:30pm
General Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2 @ 1pm
Exhibition runs from May 1 – August 23, 2009
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am – 4pm & Sundays 12 noon – 4pm
www.presenttense.us
Chinese Culture Center Gallery
750 Kearny St., 3rd Floor (inside the Hilton Hotel), SF
www.c-c-c.org

Meanwhile! Back at the ranch (by which I mean the 77 Geary corral), Patricia Sweetow Gallery is showing 3 excellent artists: Jina Valentine, Weston Teruya, and Arnold Kemp. It seems to be 3 solo projects, as opposed to one unified thematic: all 3 make smart, insightful, cryptic work, so I’m thrilled to see how their projects exist in conversation, nonetheless.

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Valentine/Teruya/Kemp
May 2-June 13
reception May 2, 11 am-1pm
Patricia Sweetow Gallery
77 Geary St Mezzanine, San Francisco 94108
Lastly:

San Francisco Diwang Pinay has put together an event/showcase at Bayanihan Community Center.
I’ve donated a suite of the ‘Flor 1973-78′ mini-posters to help with fundraising for the silent auction.

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SF Diwang Pinay
Sunday May 3
5 pm on
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St, San Francisco 94103

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