Last weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of playing some songs at the very lovely San Francisco Zen Center with friends Barn Owl and Date Palms. Artist David Wilson also did a beautiful temporary installation collaging colored gels onto large windows. I can’t believe it took me 16 years living in SF before entering this sanctuary! I was surprised to find out it was built in the 20’s by the amazing architect Julia Morgan who’s designed some of my favorite buildings around… Chapel of the Chimes, Hearst Castle, Berkley bell tower to name a few. Before it became the Zen Center it was a home for single Jewish women. Amazing history. The event was presented by the good folks from The Bold Italic and was co-curated by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma of Root Strata. It was a really great coming together of worlds. Everyone at the center was incredibly gracious and open to essentially a bunch of strangers taking over their space. Good times.
The first two pics were taken by the always smiling Shundo from the center who wrote a nice little bit about the show on the Zen Center blog. I took the second two, one is of Barn Owls set up and the second of David Wilson’s installation.