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Lisa Hanawalt’s amusing “Birds Hungry for Worms” is on view in “Tiny Bubbles” in the Veterans Building.  (Courtesy San Francisco Arts Commission)

SF galleries’ show boasts whimsy, dark comedy

Fantasy creatures, candy-colored dreamscapes and darkly comic depictions of life’s grimmer realities…

 

A shot of Jerry Garcia in Golden Gate Park is in “Jim Marshall’s 1967” at City Hall. (Courtesy San Francisco Arts Commission/Jim Marshall Photography LLC]

Jim Marshall photos document SF’s Summer of Love

Jim Marshall, widely regarded as rock and roll’s premier photographer in the…

 

“In Search of Great Men” at City Hall is a exhibition of evocative photos of people on trains taken by McNair Evans. (Courtesy McNair Evans/S.F. Arts Commission)

Train travelers on personal journeys in McNair Evans’ photos

McNair Evans photographs people and landscapes affected by modernization, both realistically and…

 

Peaches Christ is among the local celebrities appearing in “OUTspoken: Portraits of LGBTQ Luminariesn” COURTESY S.F. ARTS COMMISSION/ ROGER ERICKSON

Pride illuminated in Roger Erickson’s ‘OUTspoken’ photos

Photographer Roger Erickson calls the characters he captured in his new show…

Peaches Christ is among the local celebrities appearing in “OUTspoken: Portraits of LGBTQ Luminariesn” COURTESY S.F. ARTS COMMISSION/ ROGER ERICKSON
AP file photoSan Francisco residents voted in June 2012 in favor of a measure  to protect the iconic Coit Tower.

Restored, renovated Coit Tower unveiled

Dignitaries gathered and cut the ribbon for Coit Tower to a band's…

AP file photoSan Francisco residents voted in June 2012 in favor of a measure  to protect the iconic Coit Tower.
mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoCoit Tower's extensive renovations will continue through mid-May.

Lease for new Coit Tower vendor approved

The city Recreation and Park Commission gave final approval Thursday on a…

mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoCoit Tower's extensive renovations will continue through mid-May.

Artist Tom Otterness ‘interested’ in gaining community forgiveness through action

Brooklyn sculpture artist Tom Otterness shot and killed a dog on film…

State of mural ‘an insult to former Mayor Joseph Alioto'

In these tight budget times, city departments are competing for every dollar,…