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Canessa Gallery 50th Anniversary

Tonight, Canessa Gallery begins celebrating its 50 years as an important piece of San Francisco’s artistic, literary, intellectual, and social history. Many artists who have shown at Canessa over the years (including me) have donated a single piece each that will be for sale during the coming month, with proceeds going to Canessa. (Note: Though the gallery is usually free, I believe there is a $20 admission to tonight’s fundraising celebration.) For a bit of history, you can check out this Hoodline article from 2015:  http://hoodline.com/2015/08/canessa-gallery-a-hotspot-for-history-art-architecture.  And the Canessa website link is this: http://www.canessa.org/ .  Come down and be part of the scene!

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Kilroy Was Here: Batteries and Bunkers

Today, the last of my impressions and images — landscape and detailed — of the decommissioned military installations in Bay Area open spaces. My focus has been the Marin Headlands, but you can also explore and hike through this history around San Francisco’s western coast, and on Angel Island. Two good sources for Headlands info:

http://www.nps.gov/goga/marin-headlands.htm

http://www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/marin-headlands.html

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy provides invaluable support in the promotion, development, and maintenance of the open spaces around the Bay. It provides lots of volunteer opportunities from trail building to historical interpreting. I’m an 18-year member, and if you live in the Bay Area, or just love to visit these priceless spaces, I urge you to join.