First Thursday After Party presenting ART ATTACK SF

We are very excited to announce the second chapter of our First Thursday After Party at Phoenix Hotel Chambers Restaurant. You were more than 150 art lovers to come to our first one early August and it was a blast!

On September 3rd, simultaneously to the First Thursday Art Walk, our SmArtGallery will showcase a local art gallery, Art Attack SF.
Founded in 2012 and situated in Fisherman's Wharf, Art Attack SF celebrates the character and artistic expression of San Francisco. They feature a variety of works from the hands and hearts of Bay Area artists. Their unique collection of local artwork includes paintings, sculptures, and everything in between; each with its own aesthetic and message.

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The colorful world of Chris Brandell

This month we had the pleasure to interview Chris Brandell  about her painting inspirations. Thank you, Chris, for sharing your ideas with us!
Daylighted: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up and where do you live now? Did you always know that you wanted to be an artist?
Chris Brandell: I was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York.  In the 70s my family moved to northern Virginia (McLean), And now I reside in Vienna, Virginia which is just a couple of miles away.
I always had an obsession with color and paint.  Color vibrates in my head — I can hear it and feel it — and sometimes I see a color and it stays with me consuming my mental energy until I lay it down onto a substrate.  I realized when I was younger that this was not something that everybody experienced, but I didn't really believe that being an artist was viable option for me and I didn't realize I could manafest art as an output of my mental experience with color .  So I focused on my business career which I definitely don't regret, but I know now that I was always supposed to be an artist.  Being an artist is who I am.  Pure color is a tangible experience for me just like my other senses.
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