695 3rd Street
San Francisco, California 94103

Announcing an exhibit at 3rd Street Grill:

An Attempt to Hold the World
Photography by Matt Roe


Where We Learn
Paintings by a substitute teacher artist
and Paintings with SOMA Neighbors
By Todd Berman
3rd Street Grill hosts

reception with the artists

Thursday, May 17th 5:30-8:30pm
695 Third Street at Townsend

About “An Attempt to Hold the World””

Showing will be “An Attempt to Hold the World,” photography by Matt Roe. Like Berman, Roe also spends much of his time in a high school; Roe is a sophomore at Miramonte High School in Orinda who nevertheless has the eye of a professional.

In this exhibit, Roe juxtaposes views looking up at San Francisco architecture with views down at the architecture of flowers.

About the “Where We Learn” series: The eight canvases in this series include paintings from 2001 through 2007. They are each either a vibrant, somewhat expressionist, take on the classrooms Berman has experienced in his 6 years as a substitute teacher in San Francisco public schools or a rumination on the concept of the classroom.

About the reception:

The reception on May 17th will feature refreshments and “California Homestyle” hors d’oeuvres by 3rd Street Grill, live instrumental music, and, at 7:30, a demonstration by Berman of what he means by “Substitute Teacher Artist.” “The bad news is you’re back in high school,” Berman hints, “the good news is, you’ve got a sub today.”

In honor of Bike-to-Work day, Berman (the 2006 San Francisco Bike Commuter of the Year) will be giving gifts to anyone who pedals to the reception. Bicyclists will have their choice of a T-shirt, a signed print, or an original drawing.

Official Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corporatescamcharade/sets/72157600105446766/

Added by matt_roe on May 8, 2007



Shux....just had a business trip booked. Oh well...next time!