Archive: Category: Exhibit

Posted on March 23, 2022

Redwood City Lights Up For Two-Year Mark Of Pandemic: Photos

Several buildings, including Courthouse Square, marked the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic by lighting in blue. REDWOOD CITY, CA — Several buildings in downtown Redwood City lit up in blue last Friday in honor of the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea was coordinated by Stacey Wagner, the director of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente's Redwood City Medical Center, along with Redwood City Library Director Derek Wolfgram and Health and Sequoia…

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Posted on May 12, 2021

New Downtown Redwood City 100-Foot Mural Aims To Unite Cultures

Bay Area artist Jet Martinez spoke with Patch about the inspiration behind a "showstopping" mural that highlights Redwood City's history. REDWOOD CITY, CA — After Bay Area artist Jet Martinez was commissioned to paint a 100-foot-long mural in downtown Redwood City, he began digging into the city's history. Martinez knew that Mexican explorers were among the first to settle in the area in the 1700s. He found that in the early 1900s, the city was known as the chrysanthemum…

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Posted on May 5, 2021

Where to find new public art on the Midpeninsula

Displays include sculptures at Stanford, Redwood City murals and Palo Alto microgrant projects Public art continues to blossom this spring, with new works popping up around the Midpeninsula. A few highlights are listed below. Redwood City A new, 100-foot mural is underway at 55 Perry St. in downtown Redwood City, which honors the city's history of growing chrysanthemums, and the farming community that grew them. The mural, by artist Jet Martinez, offers vibrant colors and a…

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Posted on March 26, 2021

Art Kiosk : A Difficult Conversation by Corey McCall

A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration' offers powerful juxtaposition in paint Art Kiosk portraits celebrate Black power, mourn systemic racism Bay Area painter Corey McCall's new exhibition at the Art Kiosk in downtown Redwood City, "A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration," is a powerful juxtaposition of tragedy and hope, of loss and inspiration. The installation, on view until April 11, features 13 bold and brightly colored oil paintings of Black leaders and luminaries —…

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Posted on February 13, 2020

You are the Tree

The Redwood City Improvement Association in partnership with Fung Collaboratives, has unveiled the latest Art Kiosk Installation exhibit by artists, Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde, titled “You are the Tree.” It is a seven-foot diameter replica of an old growth, coast redwood tree stump that celebrates local labor and the history of Redwood City. The project reflects the historical facts of the 19th century cutting of old growth redwoods from the Santa Cruz Mountains and the resultant…

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Posted on February 13, 2020

Bike Rack

The Redwood City Improvement Association unveiled five artistically-curated bike racks installed in Downtown Redwood City at various locations in June 2019. The bike racks feature unique designs by four carefully chosen artists out of more than 40 applicants selected by the Redwood City Improvement Association. The bike-shaped steel bike racks are painted by the artists in an effort to beautify the community, while providing bikers with useful racks throughout the Downtown. Bike rack artists…

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Posted on December 2, 2019

Finding beauty in the ashes

Spurred on by the recent fires that devastated many California communities, local residents banded together to install an art piece in the Redwood City Art Kiosk. Titled “Bonds Unburnt,” the piece embodies people’s connections with others concerning the tragic California wildfires. Devoted to portraying art with meaning and relevance, a monthly exhibit is unveiled in the kiosk for the public to enjoy. Each is a product of a local Bay Area artist, according to Lance Fung, the chief…

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Posted on November 22, 2019

California Fires Inspire Redwood City Art Installation

REDWOOD CITY, CA — The revolving exhibits at Redwood City's Downtown Art Kiosk will open with a new display this week —“Bonds Unburnt” — inspired by connections people made during the California fires of 2018 and a Japanese philosophy dubbed the “red string of fate.” The “red string of fate” legend focuses on how people connect, "destined to meet by the attachment of an invisible red string," according to exhibit organizers, the Redwood City Improvement…

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Posted on October 17, 2019

‘Voice Crossing’ is part of the yearlong Art Kiosk exhibition

A new public art installation offering a glimpse of the Bay Area’s past via archival footage and audio recordings will be unveiled in Redwood City’s Courthouse Square Saturday, Oct. 12. The piece, titled “Voice Crossing” by Joseph Clayton Mills, 48, will be on view in one of the glass-walled kiosks in the square 24 hours a day through Nov. 10. It’s part of a series of site-specific installations in the same space called Art Kiosk that began in January and features a new…

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Posted on May 21, 2019

Redwood City’s dark and moody camera obscura an experience in reflection, transformation

The newly installed camera obscura exhibit in Redwood City’s new Art Kiosk is titled “Alone,” and its creator, Frank Boban, is there to make sure alone is how visitors experience it. When the door is open, Boban is there to explain the experience people are about to enter. Then he shuts the door behind to ensure the privacy of a 13-foot square glass box that has been blacked out. His walk-in camera has a lens in each wall to allow guests to spy on the upside-down world walking by on…

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