Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and through social distancing. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with Tim Seelig, artistic director and conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.
Young Audiences of Northern California
Tim Seelig LOVES Young Audiences of Northern California. The organization is offering arts workshops and programs for pre-K to 12th grade students. About 50 professional artists, all based in the Bay Area, are teaching classes online. Kids can choose from dance to music to theater and visual arts. Visit their website to see wide range of options for classes to take.
"i Claudius"-- a solo exhibition by James Gobel
This exhibit features paintings and mixed media works with felt and embroidery thread. James Gobel's works in "i Claudius" is inspired by the late actor Charles Laughton, a closeted gay man. A theme of duality, reflecting the actor's public and private life, runs through Gobel’s work. The exhibit is named after Laughton's unfinished film.
Gobel is known for his vibrant, yet intimate portrayals of gay, burly, bearded men. Visit Et al etc gallery in San Francisco to see "i Claudius" until Dec 19th. Or see the works online. You must make a reservation to view the works in person.
This innovative nonprofit in San Francisco brings contemporary opera to a new and broader audience. They do this through intimate shows, workshops, educational outreach. Opera Parallèle takes underperformed operas and give them new life. You can get an idea of what they do on their Youtube channel.