For the last month, figurative painter Lorena Ziraldo, who lives in Canada, has worked on a series of paintings during her artist-in-residence at the Hotel California in San Francisco.
Ziraldo focused on her family life, with an emphasis on her teenage son, to create works delving into the themes of youth and impermanence. The hotel will host a closing artist reception for Ziraldo from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. 580 Geary St., S.F. (415) 441-2700.