Arata Fine Art Gallery is hosting a new art show, as part of the North Beach First Fridays event for the month of July, exhibiting works from the private collection of Alessandro Baccari.
Mr. Baccari was born and raised in San Francisco. An educator, businessman, museum curator and photographer, his work has been published in numerous art books and exhibited in museums throughout the world. The 2002 recipient of the American Society of Photographers International Award, this one-time altar boy served at Joe DiMaggio’s wedding. Mr. Baccari, often acknowledged as a walking historian of North Beach, will be present at the opening night on Friday July 6th.
The Arata Gallery opened its doors in 2009. Though fairly new to the Italian neighborhood of North Beach, its conception is deeply rooted in this beloved city.
The owners and operators, Geri Arata Pruett and John Pruett, are third generation San Franciscans of Italian and Irish descent. The gallery is located on Columbus Avenue, between Vallejo and Green Streets, next to legendary Stella Pastry and Café. Canessa Gallery will be presenting Journey Into Climate with an opening reception on Friday, July 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Throughout the month of July, Canessa Gallery will feature restored, period photographs from Journey Into Climate, a recent book of adventure stories of field expeditions to the world’s coldest, remotest places.
Twenty-nine photos from the book will be on display, along with a pair of Scott Tent’s expedition boots, and a sextant used on early expeditions.
For more than 45 years, Canessa Gallery has been at the center of San Francisco’s rich artistic, literary, and cultural history. To date, more than 600 new, emerging, and established sculptors, painters, photographers, and performance and literary artists have presented their work at Canessa Gallery. Artists whose works have been featured at Canessa Gallery include Grant Johnson, Trudy Myrrh Reagan, Mokhtar Paki, John Mattos and Chico MacMurtrie.