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2011 Stories by Heidi De Vries

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  • Up-and-Coming on the Catwalk

    published May 11, 2011

    Spring in San Francisco: Flowers bloom, birdies sing, cold wind and fog blow in from the Pacific, and graduating art students present their final... More >>

  • No Boundaries

    published May 11, 2011

    The bio of choreographer Opiyo Okach reads like a case study for the geography of the Internet age. Born in Magadi, Kenya, he grew up steeped in... More >>

  • We Got Your Back

    published April 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... More >>

  • Magical Mystery Mosaic

    published April 20, 2011

    A cheetah leaps onto a gazelle’s back with its claws unsheathed. Nearby, a peacock struts, his brilliant tail feathers on full display. A... More >>

  • Back and Forth and Back and Forth ...

    published April 13, 2011

    Quick: Name a place in SOMA where you can find a pingpong table (besides the Twitter offices, that is). You probably wouldn't expect the answer to... More >>

  • Ready, Set, Create

    published April 13, 2011

    Art changes lives, and ArtSeed can prove it. The local nonprofit group provides access to its roster of innovative programs to all, but it... More >>

  • Drink Yourself Creative

    published March 16, 2011

    The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art. Agree or disagree, it's the name of San Francisco artist Tom Marioni's... More >>

  • New View for the Bayview

    published March 16, 2011

    Bayview-Hunters Point is rarely equated with environmental activism. The district is more commonly known for the decommissioned U.S. Navy shipyard... More >>

  • Street Artist Eine Is Painting on City Walls as Part of S.F. Exhibition, "Greatest"

    published Mar 10, 2011

    ​However you feel about the politics of British Prime Minister David Cameron, the man apparently has amazing taste in art. On his first official visit to Washington in July, he presented President O... More >>

  • A Man of Letters

    published March 9, 2011

    However you feel about the politics of England's Prime Minister David Cameron, the man apparently has amazing taste in art. On his first official... More >>

  • Margaret Tedesco Pairs Curation and Promotion with Her Own Artistic Practice

    published Mar 02, 2011

    100 Profiles: SF Weekly interviews 100 people in San Francisco arts and culture.No. 96: Margaret Tedesco Step into the intimate surrounds of [ 2nd floor projects ] on a Sunday afternoon and you are g... More >>

  • Eva, Franco Mattes Blow Up Assumptions About New Media in 'Colorless, Odorless & Tasteless'

    published Feb 23, 2011

    ​If art is supposed to provoke the viewer, Eva and Franco Mattes are doing their job well. The Italian artists are the masterminds behind 0100101110101101.org, one of the earliest instances of 'net ... More >>

  • Shock and Awe

    published February 16, 2011

    If art is supposed to provoke the viewer, Eva and Franco Mattes are doing their job well. The Italian artists are the masterminds behind... More >>

  • 'Breaking Ranks' at the Headlands: Poetry, Art, Nature -- and Simulated Sex in a Latrine

    published Feb 14, 2011

    ​The Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to nurturing adventurous artists, for emphasizing process over product in its residency programs. It takes risks in its own programming too, and Sunda... More >>

  • Head to the Headlands Center for the Arts Sunday for 'Breaking Ranks'

    published Feb 11, 2011

    We know it takes an act of Congress to get most San Franciscans to leave the city for anything short of a wedding or vacation. So to encourage the broadening of geographic as well as artistic and cult... More >>

  • "Sensory Feast" Wants to Eat You

    published Feb 02, 2011

    San Franciscans are obsessed with food. We track our street-eat faves on Twitter, endure horrendous lines to try out hot new restaurants as soon as they open, and gossip about local chef comings and g... More >>

  • Walk into the Cult of Personality

    published January 26, 2011

    In a gallery that has displayed Mark McCloud's LSD blotter art and the post-apocalyptic interactive sculpture of Josh Short, it's no surprise the... More >>

  • Tasteful Works

    published January 26, 2011

    San Franciscans are obsessed with food. We track our street-eat faves on Twitter, endure horrendous lines to try out hot new restaurants as soon... More >>

  • Commercial Interests

    published January 26, 2011

    In Britain, you don't skip the ads when you're watching the telly. Otherwise you risk missing the miniature masterpieces produced by British... More >>

  • Ordinary Sublime

    published January 12, 2011

    A dead shark floating in formaldehyde. An unmade bed surrounded by dirty laundry and life's detritus. These might be bona fide works of art (made... More >>

  • Warning: Contents May Be Subject to Litigation

    published January 5, 2011

    Look closely at the paper coffee cup you picked up on the way to work this morning. “Careful, the beverage you're about to enjoy is extremely... More >>

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