Frescoes in San Francisco?
Are you interested in art, history, shopping, and exploring Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco? This Saturday, 1/28/12, CARD (Chico Area Recreation & Park District) is offering “A Day in San Francisco,” a guided tour of many Frescoes throughout the city.
Local Chico author/photographer, Karen Sinell, will share her passion and insight of the Fresco art and artists. She has photographed and written a wonderful book about the Frescoes, including the stories behind them. **Click here, for a brief video**. Karen has a tremendous admiration for both the art and the skill required in creating a fresco mural.
You may be asking, “what is Fresco art?” Karen (who has studied art) writes,
“Fresco, meaning “fresh” in Italian, is the painstaking process of applying powdered pigments to a freshly laid, wet, lime plaster surface.” Murals in general are an open display of public art, describing many facets of history. The San Francisco murals reflect both dominant cultures and sub-cultures, from Native American traditions, to the escalation of industrial values.”
The tour will include visiting Coit Tower, San Francisco Art Institute, The Presidio, and the historic Beach Chalet. You will see work from Diego Rivera and Victor Arnautoff among others. (For more information about Diego Rivera, check out this site on Artsy.net.) Before leaving the city, the bus will make it’s final stop in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Here you can dive into a bowl of hot clam chowder, or get in a little shopping.
For more information and registration, **click here** or contact CARD at 530-895-4711 ext 122. If you can’t make it this time, Karen says she is planning future similar tours.