Lines of Thought (2019)

San Francisco Arts Education Project continues its 50th anniversary season with

The Special Exhibition Lines of Thought: Works by SFArtsED Master Artist Richard Olsen

January 12 – February 9, 2019
SFArtsED Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street @ 24th Street

As part of the San Francisco Arts Education Project’s 50th anniversary season, Richard Olsen’s Lines of Thought opens at SFArtsED’s gallery at Minnesota Street Project on Saturday Jan. 12, 2019 and continues through February 9, 2019. The opening reception is from 6-8pm on Saturday, Jan.12.


This special exhibition features the works and visual dialogues of Bay Area artist, activist and educator Richard Olsen, an SFArtsED Master Artist. The show includes multimedia works dating back decades that have been unearthed and re-arranged, evidencing themes that Mr. Olsen has investigated his entire career as both artist and educator. The show also features a weekly, year-long visual dialogue between Mr. Olsen and his friend, the artist Csaba Polony, as well as pieces created with his students in schools where he is currently teaching through SFArtsED’s Artists-in-Residence program.


Mr. Olsen has worked with SFArtsED since 1993 as a mentor in the schools, in after-school programs and in arts summer camps. He has conceived and curated numerous exhibitions for the organization, including exhibitions at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, The Diego Riviera Gallery at SFAI, Catharine Clark Gallery, the Mills Building, and the SFArtsED Gallery at Minnesota Street among others. In addition to his work with SFArtsED he was an educator at Edgewood Center for Children and Families, Gateway Charter High School and has taught and lectured at San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts.


Lines of Thought: Works by SFArtsED Master Artist Richard Olsen

SFArtsED at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street @ 24th Street

January 12 through February 9, 2019

Opening reception: 6-8pm, Saturday, January 12, 2019

Regular hours: 11am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday

Extended hours for First Saturday: 11am-8pm on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, February 2

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