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Weekend Picks for January 3-5: 'Outsider Art,' 'Choice' at Arc and more

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“Outsider Artists." Outsider Artists is an exhibition of artwork created by artists working at Creativity Explored, Creative Growth in Oakland and the National Institute of Art and Disabilities in Richmond. The exhibition explores the concept of “Outsider Art,” a phrase often referring to artworks created and exhibited outside of the mainstream art world.

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The exhibition is located in three areas of the Oakland International Airport. Exhibit sites are located in Terminal 2 between Gates 25 and 26, in Terminal 1 before the security checkpoint, and in the connecting walkway between the two terminals.

Creativity Explored artists Ian Adams, Charlie Barthelet, Pablo Calderon, Peter Cordova, Ricardo Estella, Christina Marie Fong, Daniel Green, Andrew Li, John Patrick McKenzie, James Montgomery, Jason Monzon, Lance Rivers, Ka Wai Shiu, Gerald Wiggins, and Marilyn Wong are exhibiting work in the exhibit.

"Choice" at Arc Gallery. "Choice" is a landmark exhibition about women’s reproductive rights at Arc Gallery, Sponsored by the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA), this exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. It explores choices women make with their reproductive life, and how choice, or the lack thereof, has affected their lives.

The work represents each artists understanding of all the aspects of choice - the beautiful as well as the brutal. Juried by Catharine Clark, owner and director of Catharine Clark Gallery, the Project Gallery at Arc also is exhibiting an installation of letters from people who were touched by abortion.

Website: Gallery: 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco - through Jan 12, 2014

'Twisted Sisters." The traveling exhibition that celebrates the 10th anniversary of San Francisco and Zurich's sister-city relationship was recently extended due to popular demand. The show features the works of S.F. artists including Tammy Rae Carland, Pablo Guardiola, John Chiara, Sanaz Mazinani and Lindsey White. Through Jan. 31. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. San Francisco City Hall, Ground Floor Exhibition and North Light Court Banners, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.

Beth Van Hoesen: "Portraits From the Castro." The show includes portraits and watercolors of drag queens, punks, leather daddies, activists, and other stoically portrayed out loud figures that Van Hoesen drew and painted while she was living at 22nd and Castro in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Castro Biscuit’s own Waiyde Palmer (drawn with punk attitude and vibrant dyed-blue hair) was even one of Van Hoesen’s subjects.

Money raised at the show will go to help construct the Rainbow Honor Walk which is a memorial to LGBT change makers throughout history set to be completed with the Castro Street Redesign.

Opens Friday; reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Through March 1. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St., 2nd Floor, S.F. (415) 397-9748.


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