You may have heard that Speakeasy has a new taproom designed by Kelly Malone and we finally checked it out during a fundraiser for her. The place is gorgeous and we set up a photobooth for the benefit too and because of the design it was a cinch to make it look amazing since the design and interior is so sweet. The gangster speakeasy style comes through from the reclaimed wood and lots of warm lighting and nice touches like photos from gangsters and prohibition behind wooden palettes that decorate the walls to using bomber bottles as light shades. Here’s a few shots from that evening and if you’d like to read more here’s a story on EaterSF by Allie Pape about the tap room.
Last Thursday was the benefit auction for the First Exposures mentoring program at SF Camerawork and the fundraiser raised over $60,000 – the biggest fundraiser to date! We had a packed house at the gallery and there was a lot of great work up. Alan Bamberger made an appearance as did a ton of others there to support the program. Having been a mentor for over four years, it was great to see such a big turnout for the kids who all seemed to be having a great time.
As Erik Auerbach, Director of Education, stated: “Your generosity enables us to continue providing essential one-to-one photography mentoring to underserved Bay Area youth. Your contributions help us provide a creative outlet to these deserving young artists. Thank you for being a part of our critical work. We couldn’t have achieved this success without your commitment to arts education in San Francisco.”