Five In-Store Exhibits (And Awesome Art Parties!) Kicking Off This Weekend

Work by Leigh Wells (left) and Christophe Coppens (right).
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BellJar
Peep the opening of “Oh”, a show featuring artists and Kansas City Art Institute grads Harley Laffarah Eaves and Kyle Sears. The exhibit explores the multi-media artists' fascination with the wilderness and its inhabitants, mixed with geometric shapes.
When: Friday, September 9, 6-9 p.m. Runs through October 4
Where: BellJar, 3187 16th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero streets); 415-626-1749.
RSVP: Here!
Conifer
Head to this Cow Hollow shop for the opening of its in-store installation by San Francisco artist Leigh Wells, who will show off her textured collages featuring photographs, color-blocked paper, and ink blots.
When: Friday, September 9, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Conifer, 2848 Webster Street (near Union Street); 415-922-1892.
RGB Shop + Gallery
And while you're in Cow Hollow, pop on over to design-savvy shop RGB for the new "Well-Spent Youth" group exhibition, featuring California graphic designers and photographers Liam Devowski, Renee Dodge, Noele Lusano, and Renee Lusano. Beats will be provided by William Wardlaw and booze by Magners Irish Cider.
When: Saturday, September 10, 6-10 p.m. Runs through November 3
Where: RGB Store + Gallery, 3024 Fillmore Street (at Union Street); 415-4SHP-RGB.
La Boutique
Check out an image-driven portrait of San Francisco, courtesy of local artists Julie, Michelle, and Silvi Alcivar. Alongside photographs exploring the nooks and crannies of the city will be poems that describe the day-to-day scenes we all encounter.
When: September 9, 6-9 p.m.
Where: La Boutique, 414 Jackson Street, #101 (between Montgomery and Sansome streets); 415-693-9950.
RSVP: Here!
Highlight Store & Gallery
Belgian designer and artist Christophe Coppens will debut his "Barbra" exhibition, a new body of work that explores the artist’s lifelong fascination with pop icon Barbra Streisand. Come meet the Coppens himself at the opening party!
When: Friday, September 9, 6-8 p.m. Runs through October 30
Where: Highlight Store & Gallery, 3043 Clay Street (between Broderick and Baker streets)
RSVP: Here!
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