Vignettes on Love?

vignettes2The new play Vignettes on Love playing at the Potrero Stage incorporates nine short music videos filmed by Dances with Light and local filmmakers, and music curated by Noise Pop. The play offers a glimpse into the lives of six San Francisco residents who interconnect via long-term friendships and sexual trysts.

The story opens with Jason and Tess having an afternoon delight that is disrupted after her phone rings. As she’s getting dressed to go back to work Jason drops a bombshell on her, he’s been promoted, the job is in New York, and he wants her to go with him. He’s even gone to the extent of finding a position for her. She brings up all the reasons she shouldn’t go like his history of flings and, oh, her husband.

vignettesTess is married to Jonas, he believes in monogamy and wants a point A to point B life. He knows exactly what he wants and when he wants it. Currently, him and Tess are trying to have a baby, or so he thinks. He ignores his suspicions of her relationship with Jason until he finds birth control in her purse. She finally reveals her anxieties and confesses that she’s not ready for a baby. He leaves to a bar and ends up meeting Kat.

Kat likes to make plans with Mia (Tess’s friend) and then disappear on her without explanation. Mia opens up to Kat about wanting more; Kat seems to agree until the end of the night. For whatever reason she tends to sleep with whoever is the last patron in the bar. That ends up being Jason one night.

Jason’s friend with benefits, Carla, is thrown in to the equation towards the end. She’s also Tess’s best friend and has no idea Jason and Tess finally got together after years of him pining over her. Tess also doesn’t know about Carla and Jason’s transactional relationship. More secrets are unraveled and eventually everyone finds out what they need too.

vignettes1The set, multimedia integration, and acting were really good but the story, not so much. If the intention was to make everyone feel that these characters were complex in their dealings with love, it failed. Love doesn’t seem like the correct word for what they’re dealing with.

Featuring performances by Kunal Prasad, Heather Gordon*, Ayelet Firstenberg, Emma Onasch, Colin Johnson, and Rebecca Pingree. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 7pm, and tickets are $25-$55. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit http://playground-sf.org/vignettes.

Join the Ghostlight Project – Eve of Presidential Inauguration

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.—the eve of the presidential inauguration—it and over 100 theaters and theatrical organizations across the country will launch The Ghostlight Project, a collective, simultaneous action, together creating “light” for challenging times ahead. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone—regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Ghostlight Project

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in front of The Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) and will include a short program of speakers followed by the ceremonial lighting and photos. This event is open to all. Members of the community should arrive between 5–5:25 p.m. and are encouraged to bring an electric light, flashlight, electric candle, or smartphone.

At the same time that evening, a related gathering of Bay Area theatermakers will take place at Berkeley Rep at 5:30 p.m. in the theater’s central courtyard, located at 2025 Addison Street. This gathering will also include a short program of speakers followed by the ceremonial lighting.

For more information on The Ghostlight Project national action, and to find a theatre near you: https://theghostlightproject.com


 

Adelman Fine Art: Art You Enjoy

Pink Egg Media spoke with the owners and curators of Adelman Fine Art, Marcia Adelman and Nicole Adelman-Brewer. The mother-daughter duo handpicked every artist represented based on their unique and vibrant outlook they bring to the art world, breaking traditional art misconceptions and showing how art really can be for everyone and anyone. The gallery showcase emerging and nationally recognized fine artists working in a variety of media.

Adelman Fine Art is a new contemporary boutique gallery in San Diego, California. Co-owner Marcia Adelman and her husband have been collectors for years. It has been a dream for them to open a gallery. “If you scratch the surface of every gallery owner, you’ll find an art collector”, she said. Their collection started with Iris Scott at home and continued on from there.

“We really feel like we’re filling a niche,” said Marcia, who believes that San Diego is ready for this boutique type of gallery.  Co-owner Nicole said that they looked all over the county for the perfect location and eventually chose Little Italy. She said that they never fell in love with any other location. “We feel like the vibe is right. There’s something happening in Little Italy and in San Diego… in the art community. We’re just happy to be a part of it,” said Nicole.

Watch the video to find out how they go about in choosing artists for the gallery.

The gallery is located in Little Italy in San Diego, California: 1980 Kettner Boulevard STE 40. Website: adelmanfineart.com. Facebook: Facebook.com/AdelmanFineArt

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Cultural Tourism Summit and Comic-Con Preview Night

Cultural Tourism Summit at Museum of Photographic Arts (Balboa Park in San Diego)

The Cultural Tourism Summit presented by City of San Diego Commission for Arts
and Culture in collaboration with the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau,
offered an opportunity to develop creative and collaborative initiatives to help draw visitors who participate in arts and culture activities during their trip. Many of the marketing that represent different art organizations around San Diego attended the summit. The presentations were exciting and visually attractive. It definitely got me excited in things to come. Appetizers including tater tots, bread pudding and sliders were served along with wine. The venue was beautiful and allowed us to explore the current exhibit. For more info: www.sandiego.gov

 

Comic-Con Preview Night (San Diego Convention Center)

The exhibit room was a plethora of comic books, gaming consoles, autograph signing booths and fun merchandise. I even bought myself a Mad Dog Hoodie from So So Happy (sosohappyonline.com)

Many of the restaurants in Gaslamp were brimming with customers because of the event. A couple of blocks from the Convention Center was the Chuck Jones Gallery. Their current exhibit feature drawings of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Batman and many others. All artwork was beautifully done. I loved the Batman drawing, half of it the artist left as a line drawing. It’s great to see how much depth color and shading creates. Their upcoming events include Chuck Jones Mile Centennial: Meet the Artist Mike Kungl on July 12 and Meet the Artist Tennessee Loveless on July 14. For more info: chuckjones.server700.com