SF Gallery Listings
February 29 to March 9

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“Americans Who Tell the Truth,” through April 6. An art exhibition featuring over 50 portraits of Americans who have stood up for their principles over time, along with art and written works by Bay Area middle and high school students responding to Shetterly’s portraits.

“The Art of Living Black,” through May 4. Exhibit features artwork by Frances Dunham Catlett.

762 Fulton St., San Francisco. www.aaacc.org.


“Art-First Monday,” ongoing. First Monday of the month, 9 p.m.-midnight. The Mission district restaurant hosts a monthly art gathering to celebrate the work of local artists. Free.

Sunday-Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 5:30-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 3198 16th St., San Francisco. (415) 621-2211, www.andalusf.com.


CLOSING — “Patrick Dintino — Endangered Species,” through Feb. 29. A solo exhibition featuring Dintino’s “spectrum paintings,” based on endangered species to bring awareness to the impact of human forces on natural resources and celebrate the rich diversity of life as represented by unique flora and fauna.

OPENING — “John Randall Nelson — New Paintings,” March 5 through April 18. A solo exhibition featuring Nelson’s unique body of work which combines painting, drawing and text with narrative content.

Opening Reception, March 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. 525 2nd St., San Francisco. (415) 495-2090, www.asgallery.com.


“The Painters Are Here,” through March 30. A visual exploration of color, craftsmanship and fine art.

Free. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 411 Brannan St., San Francisco. (415) 977-0223, www.arthaus-sf.com.


“Wendy Robushi,” through March 12. An exhibition of paintings by the artist.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. 49 Geary St., suite 215, \San Francisco. (415) 673-3080, www.artworksf.com/.


“Jane Rosen — Gamut,” through March 8. Exhibit of Rosen’s works in which the deer, hawks, horses and dogs represent her hopes for a humanity that is intuitively aware and close to its inner nature. For this exhibition, Rosen installs a large work titled “Egyptian Wing” that follows her exploration of how animal symbolism speaks to the human condition.

CLOSING — “ACCESS Program — Joshua Hart,” through March 8. Exhibit of the Hart’s art, which acts as a moment to moment experience for the viewer and develops concrete relationships that subvert conventional presentation techniques.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 430 Clementina St., San Francisco. (415) 278-9850, www.bquayartgallery.com.


CLOSING — “Jason Rohlf — Confluences,” through Feb. 29. Exhibit features Rohlf’s expressive paintings which explore the vast dimensions of pigment: bulbous forms striped with rustic reds, primary orange and retro pinks merge together in a field of green. In this way, Rohlf is giving paint itself a restoration.

Free. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 341 Sutter St., San Francisco. (415) 296-7896, www.caldwellsnyder.com.


The museum has reopened in a new location at 875 Howard Street, and is scheduled to return to Golden Gate Park in 2008. In addition to the new natural history exhibits, visitors may view the development of Steinhart Aquarium s new home.

STEINHART AQUARIUM — Visitors can view thousands of animals, tropical fish and the penguin colony. Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


“African Penguin Colony,” ongoing. Watch the Academy s African penguins dip and dive in their new tank. There are feeding shows daily at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Coral Reef,” ongoing. A two-story, 20,000-gallon coral reef tank with dozens of tropical reef fish and a variety of colorful corals. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“SSsssnake Alley,” ongoing. View slithering snakes, including the anaconda, African rock python, ball python, pine snake, vine snakes, California king snake, ground boas and emerald tree boas, in this winding passageway.

“Discovery Tide Pool,” ongoing. Handle some of the animals that live along the California coastline, including sea stars, turban snails, hermit crabs and sea cucumbers. Naturalists will be on hand to answer questions about the animals and their habitat. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

“Penguin Feedings,” daily, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visitors may watch and ask questions as an aquatic biologist feeds the African penguins. Throughout the feeding the biologist explains different behaviors of the penguins and of this particular colony.

“Coral Reef Caretaking,” Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Watch an academy biologist dive into the coral reef tank to clean the windows and feed the animals. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.


“Aquarium Under Construction,” ongoing. Find out what it takes to build a new home for 38,000 Steinhart Aquarium animals. Visitors are invited to take a tour and meet some of the Academy’s newest residents.

“Xtreme Life: On Earth and Beyond?” ongoing. The exhibit explores life in some of Earth’s harshest environments, including hot springs, deep sea vents and polar ice. Viewers will be led through some of the likeliest habitats for life in space, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa, Mars, and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

$2-$10; free children under age 4; free on the first Wed. of every month. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 875 Howard St., San Francisco. (415) 321-8000, www.calacademy.org.


“The Chinese of California: A Struggle for Community,” through Aug. 30. An exploration of the challenges Chinese Americans faced in their struggle for civil rights.

$1-$3; free children under age 5. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. 678 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 357-1848 X229, www.californiahistoricalsociety.org.


“Special Effects,” through April 26. Exhibit features paintings and sculpture of four Bay Area artists: Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Laura La Foret Lengyel, Sydell Lewis and Mark Harris.

1035 Market St., San Francisco. www.calmodern.com.


CLOSING — “Dystopia,” through March 1. Exhibit features San Francisco-based artist Kara Maria’s body of paintings which push the limits of sensational imagery.

CLOSING — “The Pitch of Dissent,” through March 1. Exhibition features work by Oakland-based artist Packard Jennings.

Free. 150 Minna Street, San Francisco. (415) 399-1439, www.cclarkgallery.com.


CLOSING — “Sketches and Dialogues, Pure Improvisation,” through Feb. 29. The Egyptian Consulate General Press and Information Bureau presents a lecture and art show by Hassan Fedaway, Tamer Youssef and Rahab Said. (415) 346-3427.

Ocean Avenue Campus, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. (415) 239-3580, www.ccsf.org.


The Victorian landmark has 1,500 species including rare and beautiful tropical plants from 50 countries. Exhibits include Highland Tropics, the Aquatic Plants, Lowland Tropics, Potted Plants and the new Special Exhibits gallery. Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in the Western Hemisphere.

CLOSING — “Color: A Winter Carnivale,” through March 3. A dazzling display of floral color with a turn-of-the-century world’s fair atmosphere.

“The Art of Penjing,” through April 26. A rare display of elaborate Chinese miniature plant landscapes.

CLOSING — “Lunar New Year Display,” through March 1. A display of the botanical bounty of the Lunar New Year featuring blossoming quince, pussy willow, potted citrus plants and narcissus.

$5 general; $3 seniors, students and youth ages 12-17; $1.50 children ages 5-11; free for ages 4 and under; free first Tuesdays. Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. (415) 666-7001, www.conservatoryofflowers.org.


OPENING — “The Untitled,” March 6 through April 23. Featuring the work of more than 15 studio artists, exhibit is dedicated to abstract, nonfigurative bursts of color, line and states of mind.

Opening Reception, March 6, 7-9 p.m.

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 1-6 p.m. 3245 16th St., San Francisco. (415) 863-2108, www.creativelyexplored.org.


CLOSING — “John DiPaolo — New Paintings,” through March 1. Exhibition of paintings by DiPaolo in which he continues to create a weightless suspension of massive organic forms and thick surfaces coupled with thin veils of paint.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 210 Post St., Suite 205, San Francisco. (415) 956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.


These monthly evening gallery walks or “crawls” are a way to learn about art for the casual viewer without the intimidation of visiting a gallery with no one else around. Generally the

galleries are filled on the “walk” evenings with people drinking wine and talking. Gallery owners are happy to answer questions about the art on view. The important thing to remember is that it is free to gaze and drink.

“First Thursday,” ongoing. 5:30-8 p.m. Generally some 20 \galleries participate in this monthly evening of open galleries. Many are located around Union Square. Some of the galleries that participate on a regular basis are Pasquale Iannetti Gallery, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, and

Hackett-Freedman Gallery, all on Sutter Street; Meyerovich Gallery and Dolby Chadwick Gallery on Post Street; and Rena Bransten Gallery and Stephen Wirtz Gallery on Geary Street. Sponsored by the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. First Thursday of the month. Free.


“LIFE (Life to the power of n),” through Dec. 31. A year-long series honoring over 30 years of Lynne Hershman Leeson’s work.

CLOSING — “Charles Garabedian — Works on Paper,” through March 1. Exhibit features a group of new mixed media works on paper that combine bright color, metallic surfaces, building shapes and human figures.

CLOSING — “JESS and Robert DUNCAN: Drawings,” through March 1. Exhibition features works in pencil, gouache, crayon and a rich variety of media. Works include colorful abstract compositions by Duncan and gouache portrait studies by Jess.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 14 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 433-2710, www.gallerypauleanglim.com.


CLOSING — “Drawing Space in Colour,” through March 1. A solo exhibition of paintings by the celebrated British modernist and art critic Patrick Heron, featuring a selection of rarely exhibited works dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.

OPENING — “Ann Gale: New Paintings,” March 6 through April 26. Exhibit features paintings in which the artist focuses on the psychology and sexuality of her sitter, using light, fragmented brushwork and color to reveal her involvement and proximity with the subject matter, both formally and metaphorically.

Opening Reception, March 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; or by appointment. CLOSED JUNE 27-JULY 4. 250 Sutter St., Fourth Floor, San Francisco. (415) 362-7152, www.hackettfreedmangallery.com.


CLOSING — “The Architecture of Emotion,” through Feb. 29. Exhibit features the San Francisco-based artist Siddharth Parasnis’ paintings which are a testament to the process of originality.

Free. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 556 Sutter St., San Francisco. (415) 434-4264, www.hangart.com.


OPENING — “Robert Townsend — Recent Paintings,” March 4 through March 29. Exhibit features a series of paintings in which Townsend examines the qualities of a photograph that makes gives it a vintage quality.

Reception, March 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 251 Post St., Suite 420, San Francisco. (415) 776-5918, www.hespe.com.


The boutique 51-room art hotel in Union Square features an art gallery by Start SOMA.

“Painted Rooms,” ongoing. An exhibit of painted rooms in the hotel by emerging artists.

Free. Daily, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 447 Bush St., San Francisco. (415) 956-4322, www.sfhoteldesarts.com.


“Susquehanna,” through May 30. Exhibit features the photographs of San Francisco-New York photographer Johanna Case-Hofmeister, many of which were made in the rural area of Upstate New York called the Susquehanna Valley over the last few years.

Free. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2475 Third St., Suite 251, San Francisco. (415) 861-3997, www.incolor2.com.


“The Prison Project,” through March 29. A group exhibition focusing on the California prison system featuring work from both inside and outside.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 446 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 626-2787, www.theintersection.org.


CLOSING — “Chris Raecker — A Midnight Carnival,” through March 1. Exhibit of the artist’s black and white images which present a duality between photography and painting and offers a fanciful escape into a magical, flamboyant land with dreamlike imagery.

OPENING — “Rene Lynch — Secrets,” March 6 through April 26. Exhibit features works by the artist, including “Secret Life of the Forest,” “Gaze” and “Wonderland.”

Reception, March 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 464 Sutter St., San Francisco. (415) 677-0770, www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com.


“The Digital Liberation of G-d,” ongoing. A permanent interactive media installation created by New York-based artist Helene Aylon, which examines the influences of patriarchal attitudes upon Jewish traditions and sacred texts.

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1200, Box Office: (415) 292-1233, www.jccsf.org.


“Beyond The Wall: Kids with Cameras — Jerusalem,” through April 30. A display of the work of veteran photojournalist Jason Eskenazi and his work with 24 Jewish and Palestinian children who were given cameras and photography lessons and then sent out to photograph Jerusalem’s Old City, in the process coming to see the world through one another’s eyes.

Free. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Second Floor, 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.


“Jordan Eagles — New Blood Paintings,” through March 21. Exhibit features new blood paintings with themes of regeneration and the intangible connections between body, spirit and nature.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 49 Geary St., Second Floor, San Francisco. (415) 369-9404, www.wolfecontemporary.com.


CLOSING — “An African Diaspora — A Trilogy,” through Feb. 29. Exhibit showcases thoughtful, bold, colorful, expressive works of three artists whose very different techniques are inextricably linked by their heritage and shaped by their individual experiences in the African Diaspora.

Free. 1544 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 290-1441, www.marketstreetgallery.com.


CLOSING — “Between the Lines and Books and Drawings,” through March 1. An exhibition of two solo shows by Margot S. Neuhaus and Ward Schumaker. The first floor Center Gallery features work on paper and wood by Neuhaus and the second floor Drawings Gallery features Schumaker’s recent large-scale hand-painted books and other works on paper.

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. 535 Powell St., San Francisco. (415) 398-7229, www.meridiangallery.org.


CLOSING — “Compass!” through Feb. 29. A group exhibition featuring a body of classically rendered drawings, photographs, paintings, modern glass, mixed media and video sculpture by emerging artists.

Closing Reception, Feb. 29, 5-8 p.m.

OPENING — “Digital Delay,” March 4 through April 6. Exhibit features works by Jenna North, Gerald Cannon and David Yun.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 333 Hayes St., San Francisco. (415) 551-8118, www.micaela.com.


“Women On War,” through March 29. Exhibit features images of war, past and present, see through women’s eyes.

Gallery admission: $2. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 643-1115, www.missionculturalcenter.org.


“Miracle Works,” ongoing. An exhibition by conceptual artist Jonathon Keats who formulates new miracles on a cosmic scale for gods to license and implement, offering divinities the opportunity to reestablish their traditional prestige.

“The Obsidian Aspect,” through March 8. An exhibition of drawings by Glen Baxter.

CLOSING — “From Classic to Standard,” through March 8. An exhibition of oil on canvas works by Yang Mian.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 685 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 541-0461, www.modernisminc.com.


“San Francisco: The Changing City,” through March 22. Exhibit features Beryl Landau’s solo art show, which focuses on the recent changes within San Francisco’s urban landscape.

Reception, March 6. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 251 Post St., Suite 412, San Francisco. (415) 392-3692, www.newmarkgallery.com.


CLOSING — “The Evolution of Original Graphic Works from Durer to Motherwell,” through March 6. A selection of fine prints from old and modern masters including Durer, Rembrandt, Goya, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Rouault and others.

Free. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 565 Sutter Street, San Francisco. (415) 433-2771, www.pasqualeart.com.


“Us and Them,” through March 31. Exhibit features a series of colorful acrylics on thirty-inch square canvases by Rodger Roundy.

Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 3378 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. www.paulmahdergallery.com.


“Transforming Art — The Art of Chris Hardman,” through May 4. Interactive exhibition fuses light, movement, space, art and textured sound to challenge the senses and tease the mind.

Free. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Moraga Ave., The Presidio, San Francisco. (415) 561-5500, www.presidio.gov.


The gallery has three locations: Ground floor of the Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. (Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.); 155 Grove St. between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street (open 24 hours daily); and the lower level of City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlet Place, Polk Street between McAllister and Grove streets (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

“City Hall, North Light Court Exhibition,” through May 1. An installation of a massive photo banner exhibition in the City Hall North Light Court that features portraits and interview excerpts of San Francisco residents.

“Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Our Awesome Future,” through March 13. A display of six original poster designs including a Muni of tomorrow, expansive new wildlife refuge areas throughout San Francisco, suggestions for commuter friendly activities on dedicated BART cars, a farm in the Candlestick stadium, a new individual commuter line from the top of the Ferry Building in San Francisco to Oakland and suggestions for removing or moving unpopular buildings following a public vote. Exhibition located on the pedestrian side of 24 triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero.

“Tall in the Saddle: Cowgirls, Ranch Women and Rodeo Gals,” through March 22. A solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Ann P. Meredith which features 75 black and white documentary-style photographs depicting groundbreaking women in a variety of scenarios including wrestling steers, riding the range and going about their daily routines.

“Reconciling America: Miraculous Encounters with the Mundane,” through March 15. Exhibition features works by 12 artists at both the flagship gallery and the window installation site. Exhibition reflects the varied strategies each selected artist employs when confronting their surroundings. Exhibited works range from painting to video to installation and actively demonstrate how the artists grapple with, or attempt to reconcile their relationships with, America. Free. San Francisco. (415) 554-6080, www.sfacgallery.org.


“New West Coast Design: Books,” through April 25. Exhibition showcases recent work from both established and emerging artists and designers from California, Oregon and Washington.

Free. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m. 300 De Haro St., San Francisco. (415) 565-0545, www.sfcb.org.


CLOSING — “Black Inventions,” through Feb. 29. Exhibit features miniatures of inventions by African Americans, including the stoplight, gas mask, ironing board and golf tee.

Free. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 5075 Third St., San Francisco. (415) 355-5757, www.sfpl.org.


“A Life Surrounding a Cabin,” through March 16. An exhibition featuring the photography of Dorothea Lange, which reveals intimate, everyday scenes depicting the bond between her family and the environment of Steep Ravine. (415) 557-4277.

“Spirit in Action,” through April 13. Exhibition features photographs which express the important roles that religious communities play in the 21st century and demonstrate how religion may inspire people to make our cities more humane.

Free. Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. (415) 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.


“Criminal: Art and Criminal Justice in America,” through March 15. Exhibition features visually arresting works of painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound and installation by renowned artists from throughout the United States who investigate aspects of criminal justice from both sides of the gates.

“Prison-Culture: Art, Ideas and Dialogue,” March 1, Noon-6 p.m. Angela Y. Davis delivers a keynote speech. Free.

SFSU campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco. www.sfsu.edu.


CLOSING — “Eric Zammitt: Acrylic Constructions,” through Feb. 29. Exhibit features the Los Angeles-based artist’s new body of work which explores the metaphorical fusion of physical and spiritual energy. Each piece is a complex combination of optical geometric patterns that seem to vibrate with wave-like energy.

Monday-Tuesday by appointment; Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 251 Post St., Suite 310, San Francisco. (415) 788-5588, www.srcart.com.


An open-air museum and indoor gallery featuring modern and contemporary sculpture by internationally renowned artists.

“Narratives,” through April 5. An exhibition of work by four artists whose visual tales are depicted in bronze or ceramic. Susannah Israel, Nina Lyons, Andrew Myers and Matthew Zupnick exhibit pedestal to life-size works.

Free. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Convention Plaza, 201 Third St., Suite 102, San Francisco. (415) 495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com.


“Katsushige Nakahashi: The Depth of Memory,” through March 22. An exhibition of a life-sizes replica of a World War II era Japanese suicide submarine known as the Kaiten.

$2-$5. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 657 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 863-1001, www.sfcamerawork.org.

SPACE 180 —

OPENING — “Activist Imagination,” Feb. 29 through May 24. Exhibit explores past, present and future of activism, art and community.

Opening Reception, Feb. 29, 6:30-9 p.m.

“Where Are We Going: the future of activism,” March 27, 7-9 p.m. A public discussion.

“Artist Talk with Bob Hsiang, Donna Keiko Ozawa and Christine Wong Yap,” April 24, 7-9 p.m. A public discussion.

“Closing Reception and Catalog Release,” May 24, 6:30-9 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; by appointment. 180 Capp St., Third Floor, San Francisco.


CLOSING — “The Zinky Collection of Rare 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Century American and European Fine Art Prints,” through March 1. An exhibition of original antique works on paper, parchment and vellum and consisting of engravings, etchings, lithographs, gravures and mezzotints of botanicals, landscapes, architectural, art nouveau and arts and crafts styles as well as portraits.

3395 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. (415) 931-8131, www.thosmoser.com.


OPENING — “Cautionary Tales — The Art of Jane Catlin,” March 6 through April 12. Exhibit features Catlin’s decade-long investigation on environmental changes brought about by population growth and rapid industrialization. Painted in vibrating colors on mylar and linen surfaces, Catlin’s images of beauty and mystery document what is happening to the earth and make our collective dilemma more comprehensible.

Reception, March 6, 5:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; First Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 77 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 398-5572, www.togonongallery.com.


CLOSING — “United States of America and Other Works,” through March 8. A solo exhibition of new work by Jens Haaning, who extends his ongoing examination of the living and working conditions of immigrants in the West by importing scenes from their everyday reality. (415) 771-7020.


The center’s visual arts exhibitions feature contemporary art and popular culture by local, national

and international artists. There are four rounds of exhibitions in the galleries each year.

“The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama,” through March 16. A group exhibition of 88 contemporary artists from 25 countries who have contributed artworks inspired by the messages, vision and values of the Dalai Lama. The show explores themes of peace, compassion, patience and tolerance and is part of the Making Peace series.

“Anna Halprin: At the Origin of Performance,” through April 5. An exhibition of a collection of archival documents, photos, films, sound recordings, scores, press cuttings and illustrated partitions that display the dancer’s contributions to the performing arts.

$3-$6; free the first Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 701 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org.


CLOSING — “Green Winter,” through Feb. 29. An exhibition of magazine photography by Emily Nathan.

Free. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 1905 Fillmore St., San Francisco. (415) 776-2100, www.zincdetails.com.

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