City Hall’s First Artist in Residence: Jeremy Fish!

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City Hall’s First Artist in Residence: Jeremy Fish!

To celebrate 100 years of San Francisco City Hall, the San Francisco Arts Commission has commissioned 100 drawings by internationally renowned local artist Jeremy Fish. To prepare for the exhibition, titled O Glorious City, Jeremy Fish will be the first ever Artist in Residence at San Francisco City Hall!

Starting in July, Jeremy Fish will be attending public meetings, exploring the Beaux Arts architecture, and getting to know the people who work at and visit City Hall. All 100 drawings will be part of an exhibition titled O Glorious City, opening on November 4th. The title comes from a text written by former San Francisco Mayor Edward Robeson Taylor inscribed in the rotunda of City Hall: "San Francisco, O glorious city of our hearts that has been tried and not found wanting, go thou with like spirit to make the future thine."

A publicly accessible mailbox will be set up in the Office of Building Management at the Ground Floor of City Hall and visitors are encouraged to leave notes, postcards and momentos for Fish during his residency.

Save the date for the opening of O Glorious City on November 19, 2015!

Press Coverage:
NBC Bay Area,  September 18, 2015 (tv news segment and write-up)
Hoodline, Stephen Jackson, July 5, 2015 (interview)
7x7, Marina Smith, August 4, 2015 (exhibition preview)
San Francisco Magazine, Lauren Murrow, August 2015 (interview)

O Glorious City
San Francisco City Hall: Ground Floor + North Light Court, plus 40 Downtown Kiosk Posters
November 4, 2015 - March 25, 2016
Special Event (free and open to the public)
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Opening Birthday Party with Curator and Artist-led Walkthrough
San Francisco City Hall, ground floor
Tour: 5 p.m. Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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