Monthly Archives: January 2017

ART SPARK Family Workshop: Make Your Own Storybook

Gatehouse Gallery / Main Gallery

Photo: Israel Valencia

Photo: Israel Valencia


Instructor: Miki Hsu Leavey
Join us for a stimulating, fun family day to create, share, and draw stories for each other. Write and illuminate your own tale using an ancient and unusual Asian-style orihon (accordion book) format and multi-media materials, such as oil pastels, fine line pens, colored pencils, magazine cutouts, ink stamps, watercolors, and collage. You choose the format of the storybook—tell a story, describe a journey, and/or illustrate a special event.
The workshop is held in conjunction of our current exhibition, Based on a True Story, which illuminates the hidden stories and relationships found in Northern California art history over the last six decades.
Children 15 and under: Free
Adults: $12 ($10 members)
Purchase tickets
Workshop begins promptly at 1 PM. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 707-226-5991 x24 for more information.
About ART SPARK Family Workshops:
Get inspired by what you discover at di Rosa and experiment with commonly found materials to make your own original artworks. Each workshop features a different project for families to take home.
Special thanks to the Mental Insight Foundation for their support of di Rosa’s Family Programs.

Talk and Book Signing with Anastasia Aukeman

Gatehouse Gallery

Anastasia Aukeman and her new book, Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association.

Anastasia Aukeman and her new book, Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association (2016).


In conjunction with Based on a True Story: Highlights from the di Rosa Collection, join us for a talk by Anastasia Aukeman followed by a signing of her new book Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association (2016; more info).
Aukeman’s talk will explore the work of Bruce Conner and the close-knit community of San Francisco artists that he named the Rat Bastard Protective Association, many of whom are featured in the exhibition, including Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, and Manuel Neri. Refreshments will be served and guests will have an opportunity to view the exhibition.
About the author:
Dr. Anastasia Aukeman is an art historian, curator, and professor at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
$10 general / $5 members

Note: this event was rescheduled from its original date of January 18
Questions? Email us or call 707-226-5991 x27
Get social: Join the event on Facebook to see who’s coming, invite friends, and coordinate carpooling.