|8/3, RADICAL RELIEF: The Art of Matthew Kowalski
||July 30, 2019
|Hayes Valley Art Works presents:
RADICAL RELIEF: The Art of Matthew Kowalski
Opening reception Sat Aug 3, 1-5pm; Additional artist events Sat Aug 10, 1-3pm and Sat Aug 24, 12-5 pm; Exhibition August 3 - September 2, 2019, San Francisco
MORE INFO: https://hayesvalleyartworks.org/category/community-events/
August 3 - September 2, 2019
RADICAL RELIEF: THE ART OF MATTHEW KOWALSKI
Saturday, August 3, 1-5pm Opening Reception at the gallery
Saturday, August 10, 1-3pm Matthew Kowalski in Conversation with Anne Veh, at Haight Street Art Center, 295 Haight
Saturday, August 24, 1-5pm RADICAL RELIEF WORKSHOP with Matthew Kowalski and guest artists
Multimedia artist Matthew Kowalski spent 27 years as a homeless, disenfranchised person. His artistic journey became his vehicle for self-expression and his path to taking a place in the community. He uses multiple techniques and incorporates found objects and other media to make the flat surface come alive. Matthew has authored two books about his experience, including Riding Shotgun Through a Hurricane: A Memoir of Addiction and Radical Recovery, a gripping memoir of his journey from gifted child to homeless in San Francisco to his recovery from addiction.
"Matt Kowalski's story is a true 'rags to riches' of the spirit ... Matt is one who 'walks the talk' as an inspiration and role model." - David Kroziere, developer and cofounder of Art on Site.
Matthew also works as an inspirational speaker, and as an addiction Recovery Coach and Addiction Specialist.
Matthew will be on-site each weekend in August and the first weekend of September, making art and music with art and musical guests. Come by and make art and music with us!
Presented by Hayes Valley Art Works and Art on Site.
For more information about Matthew Kowalski, visit matthewkowalskiart.com
Opening reception Sat Aug 3, 1-5pm; Additional artist events Sat Aug 10, 1-3pm and Sat Aug 24, 12-5 pm; Exhibition August 3 - September 2, 2019
295 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
About Hayes Valley Art Works:
Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW) is a community creation space, dedicated to bringing art, performances and community events to the neighborhood.
HVAW is a Member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection provides Bay Area based artists and arts organizations with resources, community, and cultural space in order to develop sustainable practices. Visit www.theintersection.org