A romantic comic book story about “The Mighty Defender” unfolds across four repeating series of six poster designs installed in 24 triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero from December 22, 2008 until March 19, 2009.
The San Francisco Arts Commission is co-sponsoring with Kearny Street Workshop a panel discussion about the Filipino immigration experience in the 1970s as part of the Art on Market Street Program.
In a Market Street Kiosk poster series, artist Jenifer K Wofford tells the story of Flor Villanueva, a nurse who has emigrated from Manila to San Francisco, as she adjusts to life in the Bay Area over a six year period beginning with her arrival in 1973.
The Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series provides round-the-clock access to contemporary art for thousands of pedestrians who are able to view original posters installed in the kiosks along Market Street between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero.
Artist Owen Smith pays tribute to the classic San Francisco hard-boiled detective novel, Dashiell Hammet’s “The Maltese Falcon,” with a series of colorful and expressive characters showcased in posters commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street 2008 Program.
Artists Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert will lead a panel discussion addressing urban issues raised during interviews the artists conducted with Bay Area architects, urban planners and transportation engineers.
Artist Helena Keeffe has created six original poster images in collaboration with six Muni drivers to reflect each driver’s experience on her or his daily bus route.
Artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather’s six poster images, titled “Between above and below,” reflect their exploration of various systems in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Artist Jennifer Durrant has created a series of posters titled Personal Landmarks for the Art on Market Street Program, with photographs of six Market Street pedestrians and their personal landmarks on or near Market Street.
Mark Brest van Kempen has created posters of six life forms surviving in the downtown Market Street neighborhood, including, with a Peregrine Falcon, a moth, a hornet, moss and stunted grasses, a rat and a cowbird.