Visual Arts | Apr 10, 2014
Kapa is the traditional Hawaiian cloth made from the bark of a tree. Wendeanne Ke`aka Stitt has studied the art and makes kapa today using natural dyes and ancient techniques. As a master quilter, she's also pushing the tradition to new places. By Cynthia Stone
Visual Arts | Apr 03, 2014
As evictions climb and stories of escalating rents spiral to astonishing heights, artists are being displaced and many are forced to leave the city. Will rising costs bring about a San Francisco without artists? By Christian L. Frock
Event | Apr 02, 2014
A film screening and photo exhibition on two sides of the Bay explore the mystery of the nanny who became famous when her life's work was discovered in a storage unit after her death. By Roula Seikaly
Art Review | Apr 01, 2014
A collection of collections, Matt Lipps' large-scale glossy photographs combine images culled from the Time-Life Library of Photography into cabinets of curiosity. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art School | Mar 31, 2014
Rarely-seen images of Bay Area graffiti in the 1980s by photographer Jim Prigoff and an interview with graffiti writer, Neon.
Visual Arts | Mar 21, 2014
So much Wendy MacNaughton goodness, it's ridiculous! Read a review and watch an interview -- and check out some how-tos with the artist who lovingly documents San Francisco's intimate details. By Kristin Farr
Visual Arts | Mar 19, 2014
San Francisco: boom town, progressive leader, Mecca for misfits -- which myths are still true today? How much are we dazzled by our own projections and how much is really there? How much was always a myth? By Mark Taylor
Art Review | Mar 15, 2014
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's traveling exhibit, Stop Telling Women to Smile, which empowers women living in major cities across America to challenge street harassment through public art, is at Oakland's Betti Ono Gallery through mid-April. By Adrienne Blaine
Visual Arts | Mar 07, 2014
The first in a series of articles exploring the impact of new tech wealth on the Bay Area art scene. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | Mar 06, 2014
Ed Drew's tintype portraits of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan evoke the timelessness of war. Now he's turning his lens on an organic garden project that's empowering at-risk youth. By Lori Halloran
Art & Design
A London gallery has asked visitors to spot the single fake, produced for about $100 in China, and displayed among its priceless collection. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what makes art valuable.
Elaborately illustrated napkins. Famous paintings re-created using food. Depending on your viewpoint, these lunch projects are an expression of parental love or another salvo in the parenting wars.
They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.
Redefining the narrative of what it means to be black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.