Spoken Word Open Mic 5

Our spoken word open mics at The Honey Hive Gallery are becoming much more creative and eclectic! The forms of art that people bring to the open mics are increasingly pushing the bounds of spoken word. We hope to see the open mics continue to grow and diversify.

Friendly Neighbors Get Down

The gallery was honored to host Marcus and David’s great neighborly get down! Marcus and Avi spun some excellent beats after a wonderful smorgasbord of other performances. The decorations were out of this world. Thanks David. Hopefully we’ll have some more DJ discos at The Hive again soon.

Lords of Sealand

It took about an hour just to clean up after Friday’s first live music event. Beer cans were everywhere! Making the gallery presentable again was time well spent. A messy venue only means people were having fun. It was great to see all the drinking and dancing. A special thanks goes out to Lords of Sealand for honoring people with their first big show and for the FREE beer. The music sounded great and peoples dance moves were jammin. Hopefully we’ll be making a big mess again at the spoken word open mic on The 20th.

Spoken Word Open Mic 2

It was great to see everyone who came to the second spoken word event at The Honey Hive Gallery. It’s great to see people doing and enjoying what they love. It’s a heart-warming pleasure to witness artists creating and performing art to a crowd of people who really enjoy absorbing that sort of creativity. It’s wonderful to see the community congregate in The Hive and share their creativity and compassion with each other. It’s been a lot of hard work putting together a gallery and keeping it alive so that people can share and use it for art. Hopefully folks can make a donation by coming to the events, buying work, throwing stuff in the tip jar, etc., but more importantly residents should take away a positive feeling when they leave the gallery and share it with the neighborhood. It’s important to remember that the gallery is for the people to share and absorb creativity and hopefully we’ll see them all again soon.

Figure Drawing Workshop 2

There were three live models for our last figure drawing workshop. It was a great chance to practice gesture drawing. There was some opportunity for brief sketches of the human form as well as some longer poses. A special thanks goes out to our organizer and promoter, our models, and certainly all the kind people that came out to draw.

“Interpretation” Opening 6 | Season 2

This show, with its successful turnout, ended up being the perfect demonstration of the community-minded goals The Hive maintains. The gallery tries to, not only bring together artists, but their friends, and their friends, and their friends! It was a great reception with a very open-minded crowd. The theme was well received and the artists we very gracious. A special thanks goes out to all the curators, artists, and everyone else who helped to put this, though last-minute, but beautiful show together so thoughtfully. Thank you all for working so hard like the busy bees that you are!

2014 Season

Not only has the wonderful Honey Hive art gallery and event space in The Outer Sunset been growing and evolving successfully; it’s taken a change, bringing San Francisco some of the edgiest community benefits seen so far! Stop by during the day to look at our wonderful art and chat about the neighborhood or check out one of the many events at The Honey Hive Gallery to see how. Please come out and be a part of the community! If you’d like news about our upcoming artist receptions, spoken word poetry, and/or workshops either signup for the mailing list or checkout our Facebook page.

500 Likes Free Outer Sunset BBQ

This was the last event organized by The Honey Hive Gallery’s founder, Topher, and it couldn’t have meant more to him. It was a success because it brought people together in the neighborhood. People came from all over for some delicious free food, art-viewing, and event art-making on the sidewalk. At the end of the day we had a beautiful dragon all down the sidewalk! It was heart-warming to see the mission of the gallery being fulfilled. Topher will never forget this one.

Collage-Making Workshop 2

This collage making workshop was another great metaphor for a lot of the goals of The Honey Hive Gallery. It was not only a group of wonderful people tearing up pictures and collaging them together, but a group of wonderful respectful people collaging themselves together. It was a fine evening of art and community.

“Montage” Opening 3 | Season 1

The pieces of, “Montage,” this months collage show at The Honey Hive Gallery, seem to have fit perfectly together. So far this month, the works of art on display, the music, the poetry, the workshops, and the people who make all this possible have exemplified the power of collage by uniting under one roof to make something fun and powerful. The “Montage” show was a great kick off! The community has been contributing to a beautiful conglomeration of creative activity at The Hive all this month and there’s plenty more to come! Thank you all for being a part of the collage theme this month at The Honey Hive Gallery!