KQED Arts takes a look:
On a recent Mission District afternoon, a middle-aged woman remarked to her walking companion as they passed the old Grand Theater that it was the place she’d first seen Lawrence of Arabia.
While the theater is currently under renovation by the nonprofit Gray Area Foundation the Arts to have a new auditorium, what’s going on inside is far from Peter O’Toole territory. Dedicated to the intersection of technology and art, Gray Area’s restoration of the Grand looks more toward the digital future than to cinema’s golden past.
Read on for more, including stuff about the Gray Area folks having to deal with people mistaking them for a tech startup even though they’re actually an arts non-profit.
“That R2D2 dude is actually kind of a dick.”
Or maybe it’s a Mogwai (from that movie Gremlins), in which case he’s probably wondering if it’s past his snack time yet.
Oooh, or maybe it’s a Moblin, and he’s wondering why he NEVER runs out of spears to throw at that dumb little elf kid dressed in green!
Regardless, they’re probably ALL wondering why BART is so goddamn late.
You should interview/feature businesses like this that are still in the Mission. There’s still a lot of cool stuff being made here and I’d love to see pictures of his shop and work.
I thought that was a really good idea — and then Jared Rusten himself answered all our prayers with an in-depth history of his famous California tables and desks on an Instagram #tbt yesterday:
I’ve got a Primo original hanging in my room and I couldn’t be happier about it. Get one for yourself this Saturday:
In case you’re around and want to see some paintings or a few of these weird tshirts I made, this is going on this Saturday night at 1114 Folsom, later that night we’ll be moving to Amnesia for our 2 MEN WILL MOVE YOU party
The shirts are pretty righteous too:
Check out Primo’s Instagram for more.