Jeremy Fish’s “O Glorious City” presented by FIFTY24SF

O Glorious City Jeremy Fish

Heads up San Francisco friends, Jeremy Fish is exhibiting a 100 new commissioned pieces inside San Francisco’s City Hall for “O Glorious City”.  For our Los Angeles friends, don’t fret – Jeremy Fish will be exhibiting alongside Jim Houser at Thinkspace Galley Summer 2016. All the details on “O Glorious City” presented by FIFTY24SF in association with Upper Playground and the San Francisco Arts Commission are below; and don’t miss out on the artists reception and City Hall’s birthday bash this Thursday, November 19th.

FIFTY24SF in association with Upper Playground and the San Francisco Arts Commission are proud to present “O Glorious City.” Now open to the public on the Ground Floor of San Francisco’s City Hall, the exhibition features 100 newly commissioned works of art by Jeremy Fish. “O Glorious City” features both drawings and photographs about San Francisco, with many relating specifically to historic City Hall. As part of his process to create this exceptionally large body of work, Fish assumed the role of the first official Artist in Residence at City Hall with gusto. The show’s title, “O Glorious City”, comes from a text written by former Mayor Edward Robeson Taylor inscribed in the rotunda of City Hall: “San Francisco, O glorious city of our hearts that has been tried and not found wanting, go thou with like spirit to make the future thine.”

O Glorious City
A solo exhibition celebrating SF City Hall’s 100th birthday
Exhibition Dates: November 4, 2015 – March 25, 2016

Artist Reception and City Hall Birthday Party
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Artist and Curator-led Tour: 5 p.m.
Birthday Party: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Check out this awesome interview with Jeremy Fish by Creative Live

Stoked Mentoring + Upper Playground = a great fundraiser this weekend…

This weekend, May 2nd & 3rd, Upper Playground is hosting Stoked Sessions Los Angeles 2009, an art auction and fundraiser for Stoked Mentoring. Every year Stoked teams up with the best artists in action sports, street and fine art to produce original pieces, with 100% of the sales benefiting Stoked Mentoring. This year, Upper Playground is proud to present Stoked Sessions: “I Love LA” at their flagship Los Angeles location.
Stoked Sessions has invited over 300 artists based on the West Coast to submit original pieces. Artists confirmed for this year include:
Estevan Oriol, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Aaron Winters, Adam Hughes, Mark Sellman, Andy Rosenthal, Anthony Smith, Brandy Flower, Michael Crivello/ Hit + Run, Brian Gray, Casey Wisden, Blurble, Christy Chaloux, Dash Fidel, David Russell Talbott, Enik One, EyeOne, Jesse Spears, Aryo, Griffin Marcus, Cole Gerst, James Dormer Schneider, James Reitano, Jason Maloney, Jimmy Muga, JAO, JW Miller/ Dektown, Mark Dean Veca, Harrison Boyce, Meshel Homola, Sarah Anderson and Luke Fishbeck, Phoenix, Jason Hernandez, Scott Hultgren, Stacie Krajchir, Alex Kopps, The Love Movement, Graham Watson, Annie Madison, JC Argetsinger, Jimmy Pargas, John Munnerlyn, Dave MacDowell, Alex Prager and Tamar Levine.
About Stoked Mentoring:
Stoked Mentoring is a non-profit organization for at-risk youth with the mission of developing Successful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience and Determination through the use of action sports, mentoring and coaching.

May 2nd & May 3rd
Upper Playground LA
125 East 6th Street in Downtown LA