HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY AT MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN

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Thursday, December 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Macchiarini Creative Design & Metalworks Gallery
1544 Grant Ave, San Francisco, California 94133

Jewelry and Gin! Diamonds and Whiskey! Come drink the night away with us as we celebrate the Christmas, Channukah, Solstice, and what ever else you want. Cocktails and food served till we are out, Christmas music kept to a minimum. Wear a Santa hat, or a yarmulka, or a Trump mask. 20 percent drunken discounts on Jewelry all night long. Free long winded epic monologues about Art given by Daniel Macchiarini till mid-night.

BRING FRIENDS !

THE MORE THE MERRIER!

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      Macchiarini Creative Design
gets
Legacy Business Status

 On August 8th the Small Business Commission of San Francisco granted Macchiarini Creative Design Legacy Business status. Dan and Emma wish to thank everyone who supported us in our endeavor.  

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DRAGON SMELTER
2012-coin-aCOIN MAKING !

Maybe you didn’t make it out to Burning Man this year, or maybe you did, but you didm;t get to create a coin. These beautiful keepsakes are worth collecting, and keeping as talismans of Burning Man, and the end of summer 2016.
Enjoy the food and drink with us, and watch the fiery mini-smelter in action! This event will feature a live casting event, as well as the opportunity to participate in creating your own coin on our 100 ton press!
Each one of the three coins was created around the theme of Da Vinci’s Workshop and features different symbols and designs. One coin is equal to one and a half aluminum cans and is light and wearable. We will also be making a limited number of coins in Sterling Silver available for purchase at the event.

Come and Dust off with The Dragon Smelter Team
at

 Macchiarini Creative Design
1544 Grant Ave.

(between Union and Filbert)
San Francisco 94133
First Friday, November 4th

from 6-9 pm
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BENEFIT FOR THE DRAGON SMELTER CAMP

COME ONE,COME ALL

Benefit
for the one and only
Dragon Smelter Camp

Friday July 22

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When was the last time you went to a Pajama Party?

Come Have a Burnin’ Good Time!
and
Support the Dragon Smelter Camp

Wear Your Best P.J’s
partake in all the wonderous frivolity!

There will a performance by:
Circus Emporium Road Show

THREE LIVE BANDS

Tarot Readings By the Highly respected Wiccan Practitioner
Reverened Joey Tally

A Curiosity Show at the ODDITORIUM

BEAT POETRY BY
WORD ANGEL
AND
SPINACH WILLIAMS

and much more!

STARTS AT 8PM….UNTIL
2610 UNION STREET
WEST OAKLAND

PRE-SALE TICKETS:$12.00
THROUGH
BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM
$15.00 at the door

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Happy Place-Emma Macchiarini-Mankin Morris

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MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN IS PROUD TO PRESENT 

HAPPY PLACE

THE LASTEST PAINTINGS BY EMMA MACCHIARINI-MANKIN MORRIS

Please join us

 First Friday July 1st from 6-9 pm

for the opening reception of our show.

Refreshments and Poetry will be served!

1544 Grant Ave. between Union and Filbert

in beautiful North Beach,

San Francisco

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The Untold Tales Of North Beach-First Friday June 3rd

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ARTIFACTS AND ARCHIVES: The Untold Tales of North Beach
The Fourth of four First Fridays dedicated to the
exploration of San Francisco’s
Unique Artistic Heritage

All you Beats,Bohemians and North Beach Neighbors old & new alike, gather to tell and hear Myths,Legends & Tall Tales of infamous ol’ North Beach.
Share your joyful, sad, poignant stories and fabulous fables!!!!
Join us this first friday June 3rd 6pm-9pm and tell us your tales of old North Beach. As our neighborhood under goes drastic changes, we need to remember where we have come from in order to chart our course for the future.So remind us of who we
were…and are…tell your tales.

Story Corp:
Chronicle your story
For those who would like your stories kept so other generations can hear and feel the way we North Beachers were, we will be downloading the STORYCORP app and setting it up so you can tell your story to be archieved at the Smithsoian the same night of June 3rd.

Last Chance!

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Last chance to get your raffle ticket to

WIN
a
Peter Macchiarini
Litho or Sculpture.

Help support our efforts to get Peter’s Archieves in order and available to the public as well as produce a book on this west coast giant of the Mid-Century Modernist “WEARABLE ART” movement. Tickets are just $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.

Drawing will be at
9 PM
this First Friday June 3rd

LITHOS

Macchiarini Creatrive Design
Has It’s First Tee-Shirt !!!!
A Father’s Day present from Emma to her Father Dan, she ordered a few extras. So if you want a bit of a True North Beach Legend to take home……they are for sale!

MCD-TEE SHIRT LARGE BANNER

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May First Friday-THE BEATS

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The Third of four First Fridays dedicated to the
exploration of San Francisco’s
Unique Artistic Heritage

THE BEAT MOVEMENT:
THE UNFETTERING OF PERSONAL EXPRESSION
IN THE 1950’s

THIS FIRST FRIDAY,MAY 6TH WE WILL EXPLORE THE BEAT TRADITION IN NORTH BEACH, SAN FRANCISCO.WE WILL START BACK IN THE LATE 1940’S WITH THE ORIGINAL FOUR “BEAT” ARTIST OF THE HIPSTER/BEAT ERA: Neal Cassady,Jack Kerouac,William Burroughs and of course Allen Ginsberg.
WE WILL BE SHOWING THE PBS SPECIAL ON NEAL CASSADY 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm.OUR PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE A LIVE GALLERY READING OF
“HOWL” WITH BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PARTICIPATION.
DANNY MAC WILL READ FROM “THE TIME OF THIER LIVES” AND DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF “The Place” WHICH IS THE BAR WHERE GINSBERG READ “HOWL” EACH NIGHT TO HIS FELLOW POETS AS HE WAS WRITING IT (THAT IS LOCATED DIRECTLY NEXT DOOR TO MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN STUDIO/GALLERY).
WE WILL ALSO HAVE LIVE POETRY READINGS BY:

GERRY NICOSIA
Kush
Gail Mitchell
and
surprise guest Poets

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST,A DISCUSSION OF NORTH BEACH AND IT’S SIGNIFICANCE TO THE BEAT MOVEMENT WITH RENOWNED STORYTELLER/HISTORIAN & TOUR GUIDE RORY O’CONNOR.
TO CLOSE THE EVENING WE WILL BE PLAYING AN AUDIO RECORDING OF ALLEN GINSBERG READING “HOWL”.

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Program to be held at
Macchiarini Creative Design
1544 Grant Ave
BETWEEN UNION AND FILBERT
5PM – 9PM +

COME ONE, COME ALL

ENJOY THE GREAT ART, THE PROGRAM

AND SHARE A GLASS OF WINE WITH US

REMEMBER TO HELP SUPPORT THE PETER MACCHIARINI ARCHIVE FUND

BY
BUYING A RAFFLE TICKET
FOR
A CHANCE TO WIN A GENUINE
PETER MACCHIARINI
LITHO OR SMALL SCULTURE

DAD'S SCULPTURES -MINITURES

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Sign up for Spring Session of Metalworks SF Now

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                                    Do Something Different For A Change!          

FOLLOW YOUR METAL MUSE

 TO

METALWORKS SF

 School of Handcrafted Jewelry and Metal art

SPRING SESSION STARTS

APRIL 7th

Learn the art and the craft of metal from two of the countries best known

neo-modernist master metal smith artists

Daniel Macchiarini

and

Emma Morris Macchiarini-Mankin.

Classes are limited to 7 students, with a master metal smith instructor and a teaching assistant. The spring session runs for seven weeks with an extra make-up class at the end of the semester for a total of eight classes. All classes are 3 hours long and all tools and materials (except for precious metals like silver or gold and gem stones ) are included in the tuition.

THIS SPRING WE ARE OFFERING:

Fundamentals of Lost Wax Casting

Begining and advanced

INSTRUCTED BY DANIEL MACCHIARINI

APRIL 7TH – MAY 25TH

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6PM-9PM

MAKE- UP CLASS JUNE 1ST.

and

Fundamentals of Fabrication

Begining and advanced

INSTRUCTED BY

EMMA MORRIS MACCHIARINI-MANKIN

APRIL 9TH – MAY 27TH

FRIDAY NIGHT 6PM-9PM

MAKE- UP CLASS JUNE 10TH.

For further information or to sign up

visit our website:

metalworkssf.com

or

Contact us the old school way:

Call Us : 415-209-0096

Stop by the gallery and see the studio you will work in!

1544 GRANT AVE.,S.F.

between UNION & FILBERT

10% DISCOUNT FOR SIGING UP BY MARCH 25TH

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Bohemian-Beat Gathering

                                                     

    YOU ARE INVITED!!!!

      MACCHIARINI CREATIVE DESIGN

        1544 Grant Ave.

      Between Union and Filbert Streets,

    at the foot of Telegraph Hill in SF

       FIRST FRIDAYS NORTH BEACH!

    March 4TH 6-10 PM

       BOHEMIAN-BEAT GATHERING:

     ARTIFACTS AND ARCHIVES

     CELEBRATING

    The Archives of

      Peter Macchiarini

    And Neal Cassady

On display will be the wedding rings that Peter

made for Neal and Caroline Cassidy circa 1960

Chance to WIN A genuine Original artwork by

      PETER MACCHIARINI

  Poetry. Live Jazz, Food & Drink

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In 1960 Neal and Caroline Cassady had their wedding rings made by Peter Macchiarini. The Macchiarini family recently made contact with Jami Cassady (Neal and Caroline’s daughter) through the Peter Macchiarini archivist Lisbit Bailey. Jami graciously agreed to bring the rings to the Macchiarini Creative Design Studio / Gallery for a First Friday viewing and Bohemian/Beat Gathering” to promote the Peter Macchiarini and Neal Cassady Archieves. Expect Merriment, Poetry Reading, Jazz, food and drink!!!!

ABOUT THE PETER MACCHIARINI ARCHIVES

Starting in the Spring of 2015, the Macchiarini’s, with the volunteer help of professional archivist Lisbet Bailey started to organize and archive the volumes of pictures and materials surrounding Peter’s art and his community activities. We have gotten to a point now where we need archival storage materials, space to work on the archives, a Mac computer dedicated solely to the archives and a high end scanner just to put the thousands of photographs of his work into acceptable academic form. We also need to have the ability to apply for grants to pay our archivist at least a stipend for her work as she has given us close to 70 hours of her time without compensation. Ultimately, one of our ultimate goals is to produce a book of Peter’s work, and as we all know it usually costs more to bring to print an art book of any kind, than it makes back.

Our ultimate goals include having the archives accessible to all that have artistic curiosity or academic interest in Peter’s work specifically and mid-century modernism generally. No other “WEARABLE ART” movement artist has a solo book of their work outside of Alexander Calder who was much more renowned for his mobile sculptures than his jewelry. Even though the modernist  “wear art movement” actually started in the 1930’s on the West coast, with few exceptions, most books on “Mid-Century modernism” emphasize and recognize the contributions of artists of the East coast. As Peter was on the leading edge of the modernist movement in the metal arts even as  a protege of Margret Da Patta’s in the mid 1930’s. he then quickly developing himself into an innovator and leader in his own right. We feel it is time to have the west coast artists and particularly Peter recognized for the major contributions they made to modernism as an art movement.

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Wishing All of You, a Happy, and Prosperous, New Year!

Looking forward to 2016………..


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We will be starting Winter quarter on January 20th, 2016 with the first Lost Wax Casting class, and January 22nd, with the first Fabrication class. All classes are 3 hours once a week and run for 9 weeks with one extra make-up  class. It’s not too late to sign up for classes. Click on the link to Metalworks, or visit www.metalworkssf.com

The Lost Wax Casting class has an emphasis on jewelry making, and ring making in particular. Other project ideas are certainly encouraged, and it could be a good opportunity to create a small sculpture or other unusual project. Instructor, Daniel Macchiarini,  guides students through the process, starting from an unformed piece of wax to a finished piece of wearable jewelry. All work is done by the students themselves, including  investment of  wax models, kiln burnout, use of the casting torch, the casting itself, and the finishing, and polishing of the cast piece.

The Fabrication class is essential Metal Smithing basics, and yeilds at least 2 finished pieces. Instructor Emma Macchiarini Morris, leads the class in basic sawing, cutting, forming, soldering, bezel making, and stone setting.  Repeating students, or students with some experience are encouraged to create independant projects of their own choosing, and may include clasp making, fold forming, hinge-building, and inlay.

Our classes accommodate both, absolute beginners, who have no metal experience at all, and students who have extensive metalwork backgrounds. Our classes accommodate  5-7 students, and emphasize project based learning. Students will get a good deal of on-on one instruction, and ability to use equiptment with minimal wait time

For more information and to sign up, go to the independant website: www.metalworkssf.com

 

New Designs on the Horizons. Below

Dan’s lastest sterling silver and brass monkey

and the lastest dot ring.

Marble, Lapis, Turquise, and Ebony.

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Monkey Pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jade signet ring

with Macchiarini hyroglyphs

 

Christmas 2015: A Difficult Transition

photo 1Macchiarini Design still mourns the  passing of our beloved Joan Mankin, Dan Macchiarini’s wife, and Emma Macchiarini’s Mother. Her death occured on Septermber 26, 2015, after her illness and strugle with ALS. We have pursrervered through this difficult time because of the love and support from all of our customers, and community. Thank you for your condolences, and well wishes, they have truly bouyed our spirits, and helped  to help keep us going. Best Wishes in the New Year!

-Macchairini Studio

 

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