November 16, 2013
Alexandra will be speaking about her fiber arts career and screening The Saga of Macramé Park on November 16 at 4:00 pm in San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the S. F. MOMA at the Neptune Society Columbarium at 21 Loraine Court as part of their series celebrating SECA Award artists. They are featuring events in interesting venues around the city during their long closure for renovations.
This day of free-to-the-public presentations features an installation by SECA winner Josh Faught, who will begin the day speaking of his work at 12:00 noon in the extraordinary setting of the Columbarium’s Rotunda. This place must be seen to be believed (click on Virtual Tour). The acoustics are amazing and the environment is totally unique. CORRECTION: The Virtual Tour is no longer on their site, but the link will take you to some pics.
ANOTHER CORRECTION OR TWO: Neither Maupin nor Shawcroft (mentioned below) confirmed, nor are seats free, but Standing Room Only IS free, but reservations are needed for both. Seats are $10, and only 35 SRO places are available: both require RSVP. Please go to the MOMA site for more specifics. Other guests that day can be found at the MOMA link.
The Saga of Macramé Park (21 min.) was made in 1974 by underground filmmaker Ben Van Meter through an NEA Grant to feature a series of Baulines Craftsmans Guild artists and their apprenticeship program. This was the first completed in the series.
Stories, Book Reading, Signing, Mini Exhibit Native Funk & Flash
November 17, 2013
Alexandra will regale fans at Gravel & Gold (3266 21st Street, S.F.) with stories and images of Native Funk & Flash artists at 5:30 pm, November 17, followed by a reading from the new third edition of this Bay Area Counterculture classic and, of course, book signing. Folks are encouraged to wear their funky, flashy 70’s regalia to the event!
Even more, ten pieces from Alexandra’s personal collection of embroidered and woven garments from this beloved book and others not shown before are currently being displayed at Gravel & Gold, on 21st Street near Valencia through November 25.