Friday, December 7, 2012

San Francisco hotel features work by artist Lorena Ziraldo

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.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos bring Spanish flair to the holidays with world premiere

Caminos Flamencos artistic director Yaelisa. Photo by P. Trapani.
With musical direction by Jason "El Rubio" McGuire—dancer, choreographer, singer and Camino Flamencos founder and artistic directorYaelisa, company dancers Fanny Ara and Melissa Cruz and guest dancer Manuel Gutierrez perform "10 Por Arriba."

This flamenco show also features guest artists from the disciplines of flamenco, jazz, opera and rock. They include tenor Ray Chavez, singer and guitartist Jose Cortes, cellist Dan Reiter, drummer and percussionist Joey Heredia and pianist and composer Vicki Trimbach.

Based in San Francisco, Caminos Flamencos strives to preserve flamenco dance and music with traditional and contemporary dance programs performed by artists from the United States and Spain. The organization also offers flameco dance and music training, for students of all levels, through its dance school.

8 p.m., Dec. 12-15 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets: $20-$40. On Sunday, Dec. 16: Admission is free for children six years and younger. ODC Theater, 3153 17th S., S.F. (415) 863-9834,