Art in San Francisco, Spring 2016
As I fly out of our tiny one-gate airport in Trinidad, California, I must always connect with international flights at the San Francisco airport. At these times I often arrange try to spend at least 24 hours with a friend to explore culture.
For this trip we saw an inspiring special exhibit of Pierre Bonnard at the Legion of Honor till May 15: https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/pierre-bonnard
This gave me the courage to try new media, water color rather than oils, for the cover of my latest book on teaching chess the Montessori way. No Checkmate, Montessori Chess Lessons for Age 3-90+. This pictures shows a watercolor, in progress, of one of our grandchildren playing chess during a visit with the grandparents
CLICK: No Checkmate
BALMY ALLEY MURALS
Most exciting of all were the murals on Balmy Alley in San Francisco. This a one-block-long alley that is home to the most concentrated collection of murals in the city of San Francisco. It is located in the Mission District of the City. Since 1973, every building on the street has been decorated with a mural and many children in San Francisco have visited it in school groups as part of their studies of the history and art of this great city. The rest of this blog post is picture I took there, and here is the website so you can visit it yourself:
What a garage door, eh?
I hope you enjoyed this little excursion.
Susan Mayclin Stephenson