Arts & Culture

7:08am

Fri January 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: In and Out of LOVE Park

Though its official name is JFK Plaza, the open space near Philadelphia’s City Hall is more commonly known as LOVE Park, after the Robert Indiana sculpture installed there.  Designed by Edmund Bacon and Vincent Kling, the park was fashioned in high modernism:  sleek, granite benches; geometric raised planter beds, and long expanses of pavement.  Its success as a pedestrian plaza is debatable.  

But it turned out to be perfect for skateboarding. 

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8:46pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Out In The Bay 1/24/13

Interview with author Chana Wilson.

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8:01pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 1/26

Gaucho Live!

Gaucho

"Folk Music & Beyond" welcomes Gaucho, the Bay Area gypsy jazz ensemble.  Gaucho performs the music of Django Reinhart and the gypsy jazz of 1930's Europe.  They also find inspiration in the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swingand the “gut bucket” sound.  Saturday 1/26 at 3pm.

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6:39pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

A destination for art at San Francisco International Airport

Art installation inside Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.
Under CC license from Flickr user Thom Watson

Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been praised for its modern architectural design, which takes into account the needs of post 9/11 travelers. For instance, T2 has comfortable Recompose Area where passengers can put back their shoes and belts after passing through security check. Most of the shops and restaurants are also located within the reach from the gates, so that passengers can easily see their flight status. But there is something else that makes Terminal 2 special: its art collection.

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6:11pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 24, 2013

Striping Golden Gate Park; 99% Invisible: Design for Airports; the art of SFO's Terminal 2; The answer to the second Audiograph revealed!; and local group Solstice.

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