Tenderloin kids sow 'Seeds of Hope' in Belmont 

Exciting and extraordinary artwork from the children in the San Francisco’s Tenderloin District is on display in "Seeds of Hope." an exhibit featuring work by Kay Weber and his students at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont through Dec. 31.

"Through their arts and crafts, these children will honor the lives and deaths of their ancestors in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, while cultivating new dreams of their own and celebrating the future. This exhibit demonstrates that the inner city is a rich, complex community of talent, inspiration and loving relationships," said Don Stannard-Frue, a professor who teaches "Streetwise Sociology" at the university.

Weber, art director of the Boys and Girls Club in the Tenderlon, uses a 19th-century technique popular in German and French cultures, working with paper thin-sheets cutting out negative spaces in original and symbolic narrative scenes.

"Texture and color have to respond with the theme and the image I plan to create," Weber says. The show is at the Carl and Celia Berta Gellert Library, 1500 Ralston Ave.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (650) 508-3747.

New Show at Peninsula Museum of Art

Curator Arabella Decker has selected artworks from the Peninsula Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and recently donated paintings and sculptures by regional artists, for the new display "Content." opening Nov. 11 and running through Jan. 13 in Belmont.

Coffee mugs, symbols of modern corporate life, are highlighted from Bay Area corporations for "Mugged by Design." "We are a truly captive audience; with each and every drink we flash the corporate logo," said guest curator Kelly Archer.

A reception will be Nov. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is at 10 Twin Pines Lane. Noon for 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (650) 594-1577 or visit peninsulamuseum@gmail.com.

New Chinese Brush Painting

Amy Da-Peng King fuses traditional Chinese brush painting techniques with her Western art training. Her new watercolors — featuring brighter, bolder colors and subjects from nature — is on view at the Caldwell Gallery in Redwood City through Dec. 28.

"Art has no limit, no boundary. Art is a common language worldwide. Therefore I enjoy using traditional Chin techniques to incorporate my western art training to paint the scenes that inspire me," King says. The gallery is at 400 County Center; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call (650) 591-210l.

Seasons Exhibit at 1870

1870 Art Center in Belmont opens its seasonal feature "When Winter Comes," featuring new works by painters, sculptors, photographers, fabric designers and ceramicists The show is on display through Dec. 9.

Among the works being shown are "Winter Moon" by photographer Kay Podolsky and "Angus in Winter Pasture" by painter Kevyn Warnock. Winter wearables by Karin Moggridge also are part of the exhibit.

On Dec. 1 and 2 from 1 to 5 p.m., join the artists for a reception. Regular gallery hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday For information call (650) 595-9679 or visit www.1870artcenter.org.

jgross@examiner.com

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