Exhibits & Programs

The Peaceful World Experience Gallery Exhibit: Honoring the Life and Times of Sami Sunchild

The Peaceful World Experience Gallery Exhibit: Honoring the Life and Times of Sami Sunchild

August 4, 2016, 5:00pm - August 4, 2016, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Join Tides and Thoreau Center tenant Peaceful World Foundation to honor San Francisco artist and activist entrepreneur Sami Sunchild. Sami's life mission was to foster a culture of global peace through the promotion of hosted conversations, the arts, and mindful education. In 1977, Sami purchased The Red Victorian on Haight Street and created The Red Victorian Bed and Breakfast Peace Center, an international peace hub attracting people from around the world to connect over breakfast conversations. In 2006, Sami founded the Peaceful World Foundation, which continues to carry on the late founder's vision of mindful conversations while financially supporting organizations in their peace building efforts. Opening with acoustic guitar set and other special guests. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served.... See MoreSee Less

Past Events

From People-Powered Movements to Fortune 500: Achieving a 100% Renewable Future

From People-Powered Movements to Fortune 500: Achieving a 100% Renewable Future

April 22, 2016, 3:00pm - April 22, 2016, 5:00pm

Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

What do grassroots organizers, national policy advocates, and corporate sustainability directors have in common? They will only thrive in a future where our planet is fully powered by renewable resources, and fossil fuels are kept in the ground. Join cross-sector leaders from Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Salesforce, Sierra Club, and The Solutions Project for this unprecedented conversation, and then raise a glass with us in support of this planet we call home. 2:30pm-3:00pm - Registration 3:00pm-4:00pm - Panel 4:00pm-5:00pm - Reception Panelists (for full bios, check out our tickets page!): Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club Patrick Flynn, Director of Sustainability, Salesforce Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Moderated by: Sarah Shanley Hope, Executive Director, The Solutions Project... See MoreSee Less

Years of Living Dangerously Lunchtime Screenings

Years of Living Dangerously Lunchtime Screenings

April 11, 2016, 12:00pm - April 21, 2016, 1:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Celebrate the lead-up to Earth Day with daily screenings of Years of Living Dangerously, a Showtime series partially funded by Tides as a Mission Related Investment! We’ll get through all nine episodes from Season 1 in the nine days leading up to Earth Day! Every weekday from 4/11-4/21 from 12pm to 1pm Join for one, or join for all! BYOL (Bring your own lunch)... See MoreSee Less

Gallery Opening - Out of Place: Creativity Meets Detritus of Land + Sea

Gallery Opening - Out of Place: Creativity Meets Detritus of Land + Sea

February 18, 2016, 5:00pm - February 18, 2016, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

An exhibit that examines humans' impact on environment, including both ocean pollution and industrial decay. Featuring work from four artists: Scott Haefner, owner of Scott Haefner Photography, is captivated by photographing abandoned buildings and other forgotten or hidden places, often under the cover of darkness. His work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, BBC news, and the History Channel. Janis Selby Jones documents the juxtaposition between the man-made waste washing up on our beaches against the natural backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. She reimagines the refuse into objects of interest and beauty in order to bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution. She is a teacher in Oceanside, CA, and most recently exhibited at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito. Bill Miller salvages and recycles vintage linoleum floors as his medium. His material and compositions combine to address the impact of decaying industrial infrastructure on surrounding communities. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Channel, and the Woodstock Film Festival, and Bill had the honor of designing the cover of Frank Zappa’s “Congress Shall Make No Law” album. More of his work can be found at Bill Miller-Vintage Linoleum Artwork. Marcus Eriksen, cofounder of 5 Gyres, will be building a wall of bricks from melted plastic trash to represent the metaphorical wall that exists between conservation and industry over how to solve the plastic pollution problem, with the role of policy creating a surmountable stalemate to be overcome.... See MoreSee Less

China Brotsky Art Gallery: Journey to a (Patented) Discovery

China Brotsky Art Gallery: Journey to a (Patented) Discovery

November 12, 2015, 5:00pm - November 12, 2015, 7:30pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Join us for an exhibit of Susan Dunlap's work over twenty years and a comprehensive recent overview of butterfly-attracting plants. Collaborators include Nature in the City, Jim Musselman, and BayNatives Nursery.... See MoreSee Less

China Brotsky Gallery Opening: Currents I Visible + Invisible Forces that Move Us

China Brotsky Gallery Opening: Currents I Visible + Invisible Forces that Move Us

October 15, 2015, 5:00pm - October 15, 2015, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Currents: Visible + Invisible Forces that Move Us Artwork by Jennifer Ewing, Reddy Leib, & Leo Germano Opening: Thursday, October 15, 5PM to 7PM Exhibition Run: September 17 through November 6 In this exhibit, three long-time San Francisco artists examine ideas around the underlying theme of currents. Through the use of various media (photography, text, audio, paint, and recycled materials), they investigate the ongoing story arriving on the shifting tides around us. Addressing what is happening in their shared environment and within the larger context of our world, they are inspired by a variety of subjects that reflect the complexity of our times.... See MoreSee Less

SEED Gallery Art Opening: Reconfiguring Wood I Stanley Chan + Kathryn Hyde + Jeff Schornack

SEED Gallery Art Opening: Reconfiguring Wood I Stanley Chan + Kathryn Hyde + Jeff Schornack

September 24, 2015, 5:00pm - September 24, 2015, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Reconfiguring Wood Artwork by Stanley Chen + Kathryn Hyde + Jeff Schornack Opening: Thursday, September 24, 5PM to 7PM Exhibition Run: September 15 through November 30 The exhibition will showcase three unique local artists who use wood as their primary medium. Stanley Chan's series of wall sections are inspired by his childhood home in East Oakland. The Victorian house was central to all of Mr. Chan's experiences as a child; he lived with his immigrant parents and uncle, "junior carpenters" who transformed the house to fit their needs after it's purchase in the 1950's. His works show how the original walls of a home can be altered, repaired, and changed by newcomers, encompassing the layers on layers of its past history. Kathryn Hyde's series, “Tree Metamorphous”, is based on her concern for the natural environment and the overuse of the earth’s precious resources. The sculptures are made from weatherized wood, discarded cardboard and metal she scavenged from city streets, generous building contractors and re-use yards. She selectively pieced the found materials together and the only alterations are the removal of nails and the trimming of end sections. Jeff Schornack's series, "Line and Form in Wood", follows his philosophy of arranging and constructing a type of visual music; works that are partly planned yet rely on improvisation. He leans towards creating small pieces, as he likes the subtlety and detail of intricate works. The pieces he produces rely on the integrity of the work and the imagination of the viewer.... See MoreSee Less

Faces of Fracking | Photojournalistic exhibition

Faces of Fracking | Photojournalistic exhibition

April 9, 2015, 5:00pm - April 9, 2015, 7:00pm

Tides Thoreau Center SF
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129 Map

Fracking has come to California. The oil and gas industry has already used the controversial practice, along with other extreme production techniques, on thousands of wells. But most Californians have no idea this is happening, let alone that these practices could expand exponentially. Faces of Fracking was created to share stories from the people on the front lines, to show how they are already impacted or may soon be, and how they are fighting back.... See MoreSee Less