YLEM blog A listing of events and news of YLEM and its members

June 23, 2007

YLEM Forum: Inventing at the Exploratorium

Filed under: Forums — Torrey Nommesen @ 4:37 pm


Thursday, July 12, 8 pm
The audience is encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm to buy refreshments and meet each other.

RX Gallery and Art Bar
132 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Two blocks from Powell St. BART Station
(No one under 21 allowed)

Suggested donation sliding scale $5-10

Learn about ingenious Exploratorium exhibits that are still being developed by Charles Sowers, Ed Tannenbaum and Shawn Lani. The Exploratorium is unusual in that visitors can look over into the exhibit development area, which gives them the real feeling that great ideas don’t just drop from heaven, but are products of a lot of exploration and lab work. Three Two of the builders will share their process with us.


Charles Sowers and Shawn Lani are artists and senior exhibit developers at the Exploratorium. Their work focuses on the immediate and direct presentation of real physical phenomena of striking visual beauty or emotional impact. Phenomena explored by Charles and Shawn includes water freezing, turbulence in fluids, fluidized beds of sand, dry ice comets, intriguing patterns in ferromagnetic fluid, and much more.

Ed Tannenbaum is creating a new exhibit for the museum as well. His “Recollections” exhibit, an interactive display lets visitors move in front of a screen and watch their body movements transform into animated rainbow trails, has been at the museum for more than 20 years. His work has travelled, and Tannenbaum estimates that 30 million people worldwide have seen his work.

(Ed Tannenbaum could not make it to this event)

Public parking is available on the next street up, Ellis St., between Taylor and Mason Street for $10.

June 22, 2007

Member Events: Multiplicity/Multiplicidad Artsitsamp Show at SomArts

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:04 pm

Multiplicity Show


An Exhibition of Artistamps and Mailart Archives

Curated by Eleanor Kent, Fernando Garcia Delgado & Juan Carlos Romero

Exhibit July 6-25, 2007
Reception Thursday, July 5, 5:30-8:00pm
Performances by Musaic and Anna Banana

SomArts Bay gallery
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA, USA

Gallery Hours 2-7pm, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm Saturday

SomArts Gallery in collaboration with Vortice Argentina, Buenos Aires, presents “Multiplicity/Multiplicidad: Mailart & Artistamp Show” from July 5th through 25th, at SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, 94103.

“Multiplicity/Multiplicidad” an exhibition co-sponsored by SomArts and Vortice Argentina features wonderful artworks made to be sent through the mail from the archives of veteran Mail Artists from Canada, Argentina and the United States. The exhibit is accompanied by two lectures on the histories of Mail Art and Artist Postage Stamps.

Many of the artists featured in the exhibit have recently shown stamps at the Fine Art Museum in Budapest, Hungary, in the exhibition, “Parastamps.” Anna Banana and Jas Felter from British Columbia, Canada are pioneers in this field. Work from their collections will be exhibited with those of three Bay Area artists Patricia Tavenner, Eleanor Kent and John Held, Jr. The idea of the show was created by Fernando Delgado, an Argentine artist and member of the mailart group Vortice Argentina. Delgado will show his work and that by mailartists from all over South America. He and Kent co-curated the exhibition.


Thursday, July 5th, 5:30-8:30 pm. There will be a Performance by Anna Banana, formerly of SF and member of the Bay Area Dada group in the 70’s. Also Musaic, a small Bay Area men’s a cappella vocal ensemble, will sing international songs. Jas Felter will be on hand to talk about a part of the show of stamps from “Motherland/Fatherland,” an exhibit he co-curated in Russia in 2002, veiwable online but not seen in USA before.

Accompanying this exhibition will be a lecture by San Francisco artist John Held, jr. on the History of Mail Art, on Thursday, July 12th at 7pm in the SomArts Gallery. There will also be a presentation by Mail Art Queen Patricia Tavenner on the History of Artist Stamps, on Turesday, July 17th at 7 pm.

Video of the show below:

YLEM Journal: Does Cyberpunk Live?

Filed under: Journal — Torrey Nommesen @ 5:45 pm
YLEM Journal: Does Cyberpunk Live?

This Issue of the YLEM Journal features:

Does Cyberpunk Live?

Interview with John Shirley
Dreamfeeder by Don Riggs
Interview with Pat Cadigan

Link past issues and pdf downloads.

June 21, 2007

Member Events: Art Show at Live Worms Aug 15th and 16th

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 1:05 am

Flyer for Show

WHO: Jack Yaghubian II and Torrey Nommesen.
WHAT: Torrey Nommmesen, president of YLEM and Jack, the (in)famous bartender at Vesuvios, creator of Fast Cheap And Easy Graphics and author and illustrator of the Dim Light Bar Guide.
WHERE: Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
(between Green St & Vallejo St)
North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133
WHEN: Wednesday August 15th and Thursday 16th
WHY: Great art! My homebrew (if fermentation doesn’t take too long) on tap.

June 20, 2007

Member Events: Nancy Worthington exhibits “War What’s It Good For?”

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 2:29 pm

War What’s It Good For?
“War, What’s It Good For? (Absolutely Nothing)”
Mixed media Interactive Construction/Assemblage
© Nancy Worthington 2004

From her George Dubya series of artworks, Nancy Worthington exhibits her social commentary mixed-media interactive construction, “War, What’s It Good For? (Absolutely Nothing)” at Works Gallery, 451 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA through July 21, 2007.

Glorifying and justifying war leads to the recruitment of “G.I. Joe’s.” This sculpture depicts the horrors of war. The unprovoked invasion of Iraq by the Bush administration has lead to the senseless, unnecessary and wasteful loss and destruction of the lives of our soldiers. War itself is a crime against humanity.

To see the entire George Dubya series, go to Nancy Worthington’s website at www.domjoy.com.

June 9, 2007

Member Events: Max Chandler at Expressions Gallery

Filed under: Member Events — sammy @ 6:43 pm


Max Chandler at Expressions Gallery.

June 9 through August 3

Opening Saturday June 9 6-8 pm.
This show has some additional events 10 am – 5 pm on June 21 and July 23.

Call for Enrties: Common Ground 2008

Filed under: Call For Entries — sammy @ 6:41 pm


Common Ground 2008: Call for Entry

Deadline: September 30, 2007

Be seen. Be heard. Make an impact. You’re invited to use digital art to speak to the one issue we all face simultaneously: Environmental stewardship for our family, our community, the planet. The artists selected for the Common Ground Collection 2008 of limited edition museum quality prints will be featured in a media relations campaign aimed at print, broadcast and online media, as well as included in our international touring exhibition to sites in China, North America and Europe.

A portion of all revenues will be donated to support selected environmental projects around the world.

There are NO fees for submissions.

Open to all digital artists: creative artists whose works are initiated and/or manipulated using computer technology. We invite artists to submit up to 3 finished digital art images.

To learn more about the Common Ground, visit our website. To access the entry form, please visit www.commonground2008.com/artists/entries.html

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