Event Spotlight: Two Art Shows Open At Jules Maeght Gallery This Thursday

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One evening, two very different art shows. Hayes Valley gallery Jules Maeght is hosting two new shows in its space this month, with a joint opening taking place this coming Thursday. 

The first show, titled The Mind's Eye, will feature the work of photographers who were selected as winners for the All About Photo Awards. The five photos were chosen out of more than 5,000 entries, and represent a vast range of different views taken throughout the world, from beach sunbathers to the crew of cruise ships. 

The second, larger show is Signed & Numbered, a group exhibition featuring diverse mediums like paintings, lithographs, etching, ceramics and even silk scarves. Each of these techniques allow the artist to exercise creativity, but also often involve a specialist to execute the work. 

"This unique marriage between the specialist’s knowledge and the artist’s creativity allows for new interpretations, new materials, and new surfaces, resulting in entirely original works," reads a press release about the show. 

In an unusual approach, Signed & Numbered will also explore the visual differences in artists' work by placing originals alongside editions that have been cast or printed by specialists, to showcase the work of both participants. 

A joint opening for both exhibitions will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 6-9pm. Swing by for light refreshments, good company, and to meet many of the artists in person.


Here are some other events taking place around the neighborhood this week:




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Event spotlight two art shows open at jules maeght gallery this thursday