Your favorite subject was art, but paint-your-own-pottery classes aren’t doing anything for your creative side (or your dignity).
Join the Museum of Craft and Design this weekend to make an original masterpiece, with its first installation at Hayes Valley’s Proxy Project. In the next three months, three local artists will take over the former parking lot (neighbor to Smitten and Ritual Coffee) with a site-specific artistic display with the themes of transparency, light, and layering.
Another staid museum exhibit, you ask? No way. The MCD encourages audience participation with events to inaugurate each artist’s work, making for an opening of exciting and unpredictable proportions.
Sculptor Andy Vogt kicks off the creativity using salvaged wood from area construction sites. Of course, he’ll need your help.
Which is convenient. Because your second favorite class? Woodshop.
Place Making event, Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hayes Street, at Octavia Street. Free for members of MCD and children under 12; $3 suggested donation for the general public. For more information, go to sfmcd.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Andy Vogt