Artists use shape and color in public displays aiming to help people connect with the city
(L–R) Kristopher Liwanag, Trinity Holsworth, Juan Ruiz, Michael Stapleton, San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, Derick Moore, President of Academy of Art University Dr. Elisa Stephens, Camlo Looper, Raquel Lupica, Pam Marano, Tim Andrews, Safi Kolozsvari, PG&E San Francisco Senior Manager Stephanie Isaacson, Michael Riordan of PG&E, Director of San Francisco Department of Public Works Mohammed Nuru, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic Randy Shaw, Fine Art instructor Carol Nunnelly, Captain Jason Cherniss of the San Francisco Police Deparment, Executive Director of the School of Fine Art Dr. Craig Nelson and Vice President of Community & Government Relations Rebecca Delgado Rottman. Photo by Bob Toy.
A team of Academy of Art University students and School of Fine Art instructor Carol Nunnelly have made quite an impression on the Tenderloin District—in fact, they’ve made 13.
The group of artists donated 1,200 hours to create 13 painted 4-by-8-foot panels, each of which represent an aspect of the Tenderloin’s history—from the 1906 earthquake to the Blackhawk Jazz Club—and are now displayed on the side of the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation.