A solo exhibition of furry and fantastic creations from the new "San Francisco Safari" collection by Merikay MacKenna opens on June 25th. "San Francisco Safari" is the new hip alternative to those taxidermy treasures! MacKenna whose working motto is "How to get a Head without Hunting" has been creating the most exquisitely detailed fake fur animal head sculptures for many years. The results have been both wildly endearing, humorous and inspiring. Her work is a celebration of the visual wonder of the animal world and because only man made furs and synthetic materials are employed, the sculptures are both a humane and higly skilled artistic offering.
A collection of over 30 new heads will be featured in this show. MacKenna has published several books, won numerous awards and her work is represented in many public and private collections throughout America. She has shown her work in several gallery exhibitions.
Educational Workshop on July 17th:
On Saturday July 17th from 1-4pm, Merikay MacKenna will give a demonstration of how she creates her animal sculptures, focussing specifically on the elephant heads. This is a chance to learn how to fabricate your very own animal mask under the instruction of the artist herself! MacKenna will conduct a session of questions and answers regarding sculptures in the exhibition. She will then teach a workshop on how to craft a fun animal head mask that can be hung on the wall or worn. These masks will be constructed using animal print papers and other collage materials.
This is an outreach educational class and is open to all ages
Cost is $20 per person to cover materials and expenses
Participation is limited to 12 people only. Please rsvp by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and send payment by June 30th in order to guarantee a place in this workshop
Gallery Hours for San Francisco Safari: Friday to Saturday 12:00 - 7:00pm. Otherwise by appointment.