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Openhouse at Spike's Coffees and Teas

Openhouse at Spike's Coffees and Teas

Mon. Jan. 3 – Tues. Feb. 1, 2022

AWE artists of Openhouse at Spike’s Coffees and Teas
4117 19th Street, San Francisco, California 94114

M-Su 7:30a 5:00p, except Wed. closes at 12:30

A Visual Story Through Self
We are excited to share the artworks of Openhouse artists in A Visual Story Through Self. Openhouse works to center the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults by providing opportunities to make social connections and build community. These artists encompass the dynamic diversity that enriches San Francisco. Their artworks were made in community art classes with Art With Elders. AWE uses technology and art to bridge the isolating divide of the ever-changing circumstances of the pandemic. This show represents a rich tapestry of varied perspectives woven together through the dynamic language of visual art. These artists’ visual stories remind us that connection is an ongoing creative process that results in an ever-evolving community. 





Spike’s Coffees and Teas, 4117 19th Street, San Francisco
Mon, 1/3/22
Art With Elders at SF Women Artists Gallery

Art With Elders at SF Women Artists Gallery

Art With Elders Exhibit at SF Women Artists Gallery

Tues. Jan. 11 – Fri. Feb. 4, 2022
Opening Reception – Sat. Jan. 15, 2022 2-4pm

AWE at San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
10:30 – 5:30 Tuesday – Saturday

Celebrating our women artists!
Featuring women of AWE and their work:

Hamida Asif – “Blue Cliffs” – On Lok Peralta
Victoria Chan – “Falls” – Cypress Golden Gate
Leleticia Mapp – “Hearts” – Excell Healthcare
Ida Marksman – “Bathers” – Laguna Honda Hospital
Bess Meek – “Mystifying Walk in Central Park” – The Reutlinger Community
Nina Ng – “Messy” – Aspen Transitional Healthcare Pacific Heights
Teresa Picirillo – “Warrior Woman with Bear” – Laguna Honda Hospital
Lotchanna Sourivong – “Colorfield Blue & Gray” – Laguna Honda Hospital
Yu Chen – “Plein Air” – Oak Center Towers
Irene IrishH Higgins – “Crane by the Shore” – On Lok Gee Center
Yelena Khristich – “Open Mind“ – Western Park Apartments
Gretchen Klug – “Home” – Raksha Care Home
Chieko Lafferty – “DeKooning Woman” – Western Park Apartments
Gloria Learned – “Bluebird” – Heritage on the Marina
Vanita Shah – “Log House” – On Lok Peralta
Maria Gladys Trujillo – “See Food” – UCSF Memory and Aging Center

SF Women Artists, 647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue , San Francisco
Tue, 1/11/22

About Us 

Art With Elders (AWE) uses the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging. Art With Elders engages older adults in senior residential communities, senior centers, and living independently in weekly fine art classes with a view to exhibiting their work. 


Weekly art classes are the core of what we do. We offer free introductory classes for individuals, residential communities, and senior centers. Online and In Person options available. Contact us at info@artwithelders for more information.


Art With Elders believes in showcasing students’ artistic achievements. Every year, class participants can submit their work for the Annual Exhibit, a professionally juried collection of AWE’s finest works. AWE shares the extraordinary talents of elder artists with the community by exhibiting selected works in venues across the Bay Area, and online.

Our Mission

Art With Elders uses the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.

Our Vision

Our vision is a society in which every older adult engages in the creative arts as part of a healthy and vibrant aging process.