Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sneak Preview: Wayward Fairy Tales, Opening March 10th

(Leilani Bustamante)

Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to announce “Wayward Fairy Tales” an art exhibition guest curated by Jeff Felker and Glenn Arthur. The opening reception will be held at Modern Eden on Saturday, March 10th from 6-10 pm. There will be live music by Flavius (DJ, San Francisco) and complimentary wine by Quail Oak. The exhibition will be on display through April 5, 2012 and is free and open to the public.
(Jason Levesque)

Wayward Fairy Tales is a group exhibition presenting different renditions of well-known classic fairy tales. Far too often in our current society we come across film adaptations of traditional fairy tales that have been watered down, sugarcoated and even butchered to become the "Happily Ever After" versions that we know today. These co-opted renditions have proven to be a dominant influence on our modern culture. This group show will bring a visual revival to the original texts of these stories to show that a beautiful tragedy can be just as moving and even more inspirational than silver screen modified portrayals.

(Chelsea Greene)

Each innovative artist involved will show through their work the essential elements of these classic narratives that have been lost throughout the decades. The art will reflect the importance of looking back to draw inspiration from the morals that each revered story intended to instill. By visually depicting the darker fragments of these tales, we plan to not only pay homage to the brilliant authors who wrote them, but also show an extreme appreciation of our history as human beings and the need to bring our imaginations to life through visual story telling. Exhibiting artists are Glenn Arthur, Leilani Bustamante, Kelly Castillo, Jeff Felker, Chelsea Greene, Ahren Hertel, Aunia Kahn, and Jason Levesque.

(Aunia Kahn)

Opening Reception with the Artists and Curators: Saturday, March 10, 2012 6-10 PM

Where: Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

(Glenn Arthur)

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Modern Eden’s 2nd Annual “Menagerie” Art Exhibit and Benefit for the San Francisco SPCA: Opening Reception

A BIG thank you to everyone who came out last night for the opening reception of "Menagerie". We've already raised a lot for the San Francisco SPCA and hope to earn even more throughout the month! There is still a great selection of available pieces for a great cause.