An open letter from Terry Lorant:
As we were finishing the rock work and landscaping at the front of our house, it was clear we needed handrails along the new stone steps leading from the stereo level down to the house. We really wanted something unusual, lovely and fun. Where else to turn but to our friend Danny Mac at Macchiarini Creative Design.
We love our Macchiarini wearable art and wondered if Dan would be up to such a task as creating art for our front garden. Dan understood what we were talking about right away and started sketching ideas that might be work. He came out to measure the area, refine sketches and make suggestions for possible ways to proceed with the job.
Then he arrived with the materials and did the fabrication on site. We were involved with the construction and the evolution of the design. It was tons of fun and we are thrilled with the result! Everyone who comes to visit arrives via our front steps and the “art installation”. ”Wow” and smiles…every single time!
We’re looking forward to coming up with the next art installation for Danny Mac to do at our home!
Sculptural abstract Garden design inlay integrated into standard mild steel outdoor stairway hand rail. Y2011 Dan Macchiarini Images courtesy of Terry Lorant, more at (www.tlorant.com/dannymac)
Crawl around the neighborhood and stop in and see new featured functional, conceptual, wearable works from notable Metal Arts Guild members! This month we will host the 60th anniversary party and celebration of the Metal Arts Guild, and in honor will be exhibiting awe-striking new work from talented and notable folks we know you’ll be just as excited about as we are! This special night is not to miss!
Join us for the 57th Annual North Beach Festival and a historic look back to the Upper Grant Ave Street Fair from which it (and every other street fair in the US) grew.
June 18 and 19, 2011 . 10 am to 6 pm . FREE!
“The North Beach Festival, started by a committee that included renowned sculptor and metal artist Peter Macchiarini, began as the Upper Grant Avenue Street Fair and is the oldest urban street fair in the United States.”
Dive deeper into our history and the history of street fairs in general in this fascinating article by S. Reynolds in Northside San Francisco Magazine!
This weekend we will be showing original photographs of the Upper Grant Avenue Street Fair from way back when, and the committee who made it all happen! Come satiate your thirsts for history and join us in paying homage to Peter Macchiarini and the folks who worked so hard to give us this great tradition!
We are mesmerized by one particular photograph taken by THE Joe Rosenthal! It is hauntingly breathtaking. We hope you might come by to see it and the rest of our collection in person!
Join us again this Friday for another round of First Friday’s in North Beach! All the neighborhood becomes a-flutter with art loving folk who stroll the local sprawl of galleries, young and old! It’s a fantastic time to see the new pieces we’ve been working on, to get a sneeky peak of the shop in the back or to have a glass of wine and socialize with your neighbors. Come out! We’d love to see you there.
Friday June 3rd 6-9pm