Building Bridges, Not Walls


In honor of the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, Canessa Gallery will host an exhibit entitled Building Bridges, Not Walls opening on July 14th and running through August. The event will include paintings, drawings, photos, prints, collage and short poems by Bay Area artists, poets and photographers. A companion exhibit, opening on July 15th at the History Center of San Francisco Public Library and also running through August, will display historic photos and objects from the construction of San Francisco Bay Area bridges and celebrate the immigrant engineers, women and culturally diverse workers who designed and built them.  

In conjunction with these exhibits, on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. the film Bridging Urban America will be shown at the San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (admission free). This 2016 film celebrates Ralph Modjeski, the chief consulting engineer for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The film by Basia Myszynski and Leonard Myszynski is a tribute to  the scientific mind and artistic spirit of the Polish-born Modjeski, a Paris-trained immigrant who contributed to the building of a modern America. It also brings awareness about the deteriorating state of our bridges and infrastructure.
For more information call Exhibit Curator Harvey Smith at 510-684-0414.

IMPEACH is an online exhibition of art work by twenty artists: Katherine Aoki, Deborah Harris, Nicolas Lampert, Cicely Cottingham, Art Hazelwood, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Priscilla Stadler, Tim Fite, Anne Q McKeown, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Robyn Ellenbogen, Joseph O’Neal, Donna Coleman, Robert Geshlider, Michael Dal Cerro, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Barbara Madsen, Ray Must, Carol Radsprecher and Patricia Dahlman


Art Hazelwood’s “Madame Gargantua”