Sun is shining the weather is sweet. And we got new neighbors moving in!

Bindlestiff Studios is holding their annual Bindleball Masquerade (if you haven’t gotten your tickets, get to it because they are almost sold out!) tomorrow at Bayanihan on Mission and 6th.  They are raising funds to re-open their doors across the street from 1:AM gallery… so it is more a WELCOME BACK.  Experience an evening of special live performances, delectable cuisine, and good spirits as Bindlestiff unveils plans for the opening of its new theater. Be a part of building a new legacy through participation in Bindlestiff’s “Adopt-A-Theater” program. This fund raising event will also feature an auction of new works by local artist Dino Ignacio (an artist that exhibited for our Tabi Tabi Po show) and Lorna Chui Velasco as well as music by the popular award winning DJ Sake One. It will be the best $25 you spent on a Saturday night.

We had a pleasure of showcasing their puppet show, titled Enkanto,  back in October for the Tabi Tabi Po exhibit.  They wowed us with their mastery of shadow play.


Enkanto Shadow Play

Puppet Head

Kids having fun with the Bindlestiff gang!

Also, last Saturday, team 1:AM attended the grand opening party of Arc Studios and Gallery.  They just moved into a gorgeous space on Folsom between 8th and 9th Street.  The artists with studios in this enormous warehouse space include: Hilary Williams (exhibited in 1:AM’s “The City”), Priscilla Otani, Stephen Wagner, Mike Kimball, and more.  Our favorite pieces were created by Tanya Wilkinson and it was from her “Female Personae” series.  She created a bustier dress from escort newspaper ads and Rosetti poems. Check out her work here.

Another cool thing about Arc Studios is that it is headed up by Mike Yochum.  Mike is the man you need to know if you want to know all the art happenings in San Francisco.  We have no idea how he gets around to all the art exhibitions but if you want to be in the know, visit his blog SFArtNews.

Neighborhood is poppin’ with positive energy!  We met a guy the other day that is pianist and going to have his studio across the street from us (next to Seventh Son Tattoo) and rumor has it that Ritual Coffee may open a store nearby…  We love SoMa and we love it that people are starting to see that this area is more than meets the eye.