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As part of the UNSEEN series at Gray Area, PFF artist Jon Fischer and composer Danny Clay will present Turntable Drawing No. 13, an immersive sound installation consisting of a set of interactive turntable stations alongside live instrumental musicians.

Visitors are invited to manipulate the record players or simply explore the space as the sounds unfold. Adapting a central inquiry of printmaking, the project invites the public to investigate the properties of sound as a physical imprint using custom-made records.

Gray Area’s quarterly UNSEEN Series programs site-specific, collaborative performances by Bay Area artists presented in eight channel surround sound.

Date: March 24 @ 9 pm
Artists: Jon Fischer and Danny Clay
Tickets: UNSEEN
Venue: Gray Area
Address: 2665 Mission Street
City: San Francisco, CA
6NewPlays presents the first public production of THAT IT ALL MAKES PERFECT, a new play by PFF theater artist Erin Bregman, directed by Susannah Martin and Michelle Talgarow, with new music by Matt Boehler.

A single soul moves from her first breath to her last, while trying to hold onto the beauty and power of life's seemingly mundane and easily forgotten daily mementos. Without memory, what remains of your life after you’ve lived it?

The show features a five-actor five-musician ensemble, and runs for four performances only at the ACT Costume Shop as part of ACT's Space-Sharing Initiative.

Dates: March 30 to April 1
Playwright: Erin Bregman
Directors: Susannah Martin and Michelle Talgarow
More Info: Facebook
Theater: ACT Costume Shop
Address: 1117 Market Street
City: San Francisco, CA

Poster by Jon Fischer
PFF member organization The Open Workshop, an architectural design practice, presents its first solo exhibition, Malleable Monuments, which brings together the first three years of the office’s work.

The exhibition presents a grouping of design experiments that test how to empower the role of architecture within the transforming, evolving, fluctuating, and indeterminate conditions of the city, its public sphere, and its ecological context. Two large installations oscillate between lightness / heaviness, figure / field, territorial network / local object, and the natural / artificial. A series of taxonomy drawings classify the design experiments into four categories—Frameworks, Living Archives, Articulated Surfaces, and Rewiring States.

Opening Event: March 16 @ 6 pm
On View: March 16 to April 6
Project Team: Neeraj Bhatia, Hayfa Al-Gwaiz, Jared Clifton, Jeremy Jacinth, Shawn Komlos, Cesar Lopez, Bella Mang, Shirin Monshipouri, Nicholas Scribner, Laura Williams
Exhibition: Malleable Monuments
Location: StoreFrontLab
Address: 337 Shotwell Street
City: San Francisco, CA 94110
PFF members Beth Waldman (art shown) and Sandra Yagi are featured in the group show 48 Pillars at Arc Gallery. The show was inspired by a chance encounter at the Flax art supply store with a close-out sale of deep vertical panels, 48” x 12” x 1 5/8”.  24 Bay Area artists will produce two pieces each on these identically sized panels that will exactly ring the gallery - 48 works total.

Opening Reception: March 11 @ 7 pm
Artists Talk and Closing Reception: April 15 @ 12 pm
On View:  March 11 to April 15
Artists: Beth Waldman, Sandy Yagi, Jason Avery, Lexie Bouwsma, Elaine Coombs, Robin Denevan, Sara Dykstra, Kim Frohsin, Paul Gibson, Christine Aria Hostetler & Joel Daniel Phillips, Kay Kang, Bruce Katz, Joshua Young Lee, Katja Leibenath, Saundra McPherson, Erika Meriaux, Annamarie Pabst, Silvia Poloto, Gail Ragains, Rachel Sager, Kirsten Tradowsky, Ealish Wilson, John Wood, Aoi Yamaguchi.
Exhibition: 48 Pillars
Curator: Michael Yochum
Gallery: Arc Gallery
Address: 1246 Folsom Street
City: San Francisco, CA
PFF artist Brian Singer installed his mural, Home Street Home, as a thought-provoking adornment to the fence at 1990 Folsom Street in the Mission. The property, owned by the Mission Economic Development Agency and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, is slated for development of more than 140 units of affordable housing.
Singer’s artwork is intended to call attention to the issue of homelessness in the neighborhood, showcasing the need for affordable-housing solutions across San Francisco. Singer has installed this work before on Division Street (see video above). It was up for only a week before the city's Department of Public Works pulled it down.
PFF member Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop will participate in a seminar discussion on Sheltering Temporariness at the California College of the Arts.

The fifth in a series of housing symposia, Domestic Affairs #5 Domesticity After Belonging will examine a crisis of belonging as framed by a global circulation of people, property, and identity. Bringing architects, urban planners, activists, members of the technology industry, and community leaders together, Domesticity After Belonging takes the current political context as a framework to discuss and imagine new architectures of being together.

Domestic Affairs is a design-research project undertaken by The Urban Works Agency at CCA that is examining new models of housing, density, and affordability in San Francisco through design.

Date: March 10 @ 5 pm
Architect: Neeraj Bhatia
Seminar: Sheltering Temporariness
Event: Domesticity After Belonging
Venue: California College of the Arts
Address: 1111 8th Street
City: San Francisco, CA
Two PFF artists, Brian Singer and Rodney Ewing, were selected to participate in ArtSpan’s annual juried exhibition, Selections.  The group show is designed to give recognition to exceptional artists by presenting their work to a distinguished panel of arts professionals. Over 250 artists from San Francisco submitted entries, and only 13 artists were selected for inclusion in the exhibit, which took place at Heron Arts in February 2017. 

In the video above, the two artists are interviewed about their work by fellow PFF artist Sandra Yagi.

March 10 @ 5 pm - Sheltering Temporariness Seminar with Neeraj Bhatia for Domesticity After Belonging @ California College for the Arts @ 1111 8th Street in San Francisco, CA.

March 11 @ 7 pm - Opening Reception with Beth Waldman and Sandra Yagi for 48 Pillars @ Arc Gallery @ 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA. Show runs through April 15.

March 16 @ 6pm -
Opening Event with The Open Workshop for Malleable Monuments @ StoreFrontLab @ 337 Shotwell Street in San Francisco, CA. Show runs through April 6.

March 25 @ 6 pm - Closing Reception with Beth Waldman for Manual Digital @ Space 151 @ 151 Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, CA.

March 30 @ 8 pm - Opening Night with Erin Bregman for THAT IT ALL MAKES PERFECT @ ACT Costume Shop @ 1117 Market Street in San Francisco. Show runs through April 1.

April 15 @ 12 pm - Artists Talk and Closing Reception with Beth Waldman and Sandra Yagi for 48 Pillars @ Arc Gallery @ 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA.


Through March 4 -  With Liberty and Justice for Some with Sandra Yagi, Cindy Shih, Jon Fischer and Rodney Ewing @ Walter Maciel Gallery @ 2642 S. La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA.

Through March 4 - Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces with Rodney Ewing @ San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery @ 401 Van Ness Avenue, Ste.126, in San Francisco, CA.

Through March 23Justice for All? @ De Anza College Euphrat Museum of Art @ 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, CA.

Through March 25Manual Digital @ Space 151 @ 151 Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, CA.
The Pacific Felt Factory is a thriving arts space located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood at 2830 20th Street. 

Since April 2015, Pacific Felt Factory has offered visual arts exhibitions, performance events, artist talks, and professional development workshops. We provide a multipurpose flexspace for community use and 14 workspaces for a diverse collaborative of artists, performers, curators, media activists and others who make San Francisco's arts scene vibrant.

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