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Wednesday, Apr 27 2011
It’s been a little over a month since an 8.9 earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated huge swaths of Japan. As residents of a similarly earthquake-prone region, we San Franciscans identify closely with the tragedy, and the outpouring of support from the Bay Area has been inspiring to say the least. Recognizing that Japan’s recovery work is far from done, the local art community is coming together for the one-weekend-only exhibition “Bay Area Artists for Japan.” A Mission District gallery is contributing the space for the show, and the list of 80-plus artists donating work to the benefit includes many exciting names like Richard Misrach, Nina Zurier, and Suzanne Husky. This is your chance to take home one of Youngsuk Suh’s luminous photographs or an intricately sewn piece by Lauren Dicioccio and know that your purchase is doing a world of good. Every last cent of the art sold from the show goes straight to the Japanese Red Cross Society, which handed out emergency supplies right after the disaster and is continuing to build housing for those displaced by the tsunami. Celebrate the amazing spirit of the Japanese people and add some excellent pieces to your local art collection at the same time.
Thu., April 28, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. Starts: April 28. Continues through May 30, 2011

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