It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a series that you’ll find every Friday morning featuring a few activities we’d like to explore. Check them out for yourself or do something in your neck of the woods. Either way, just get out and wander.
Joanna Swan: Transient Spaces, San Francisco, California
Oakland based artist Joanna Swan explores online personalities in her “Transient Spaces” exhibit. The recent Whitman College graduate did a series of paintings on self-taken profile photos used in social media. She also captured Google Street View scenes in her landscape collection. You’ll have to go offline to see her oil paintings inspired by the images that show up on your Twitter and Facebook feeds. To see the exhibit, visit Brown Couch Cafe at 340 14th St, Oakland.
Kinetic Sculpture Race, Baltimore, Maryland
Brace yourself for a wacky race of the minds. The American Visionary Art Museum is hosting its 14th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on Saturday. Human-powered works of art will travel on land, through mud and over Baltimore’s harbor in this 15-mile trek through the city. To check out Saturday’s race, visit American Visionary Art Museum at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore.
Edible Plant Sale, Seattle, Washington
Feast on local goods from the Puget Sound region at this weekend’s Edible Plant Sale. The festive annual gardener gathering held by Seattle Tilth will have a variety of veggies, culinary herbs, edible flowers and perennials. Seattle Tilth’s garden educators will be on hand to guide you on the best plant selection for the Pacific Northwest climate. For more info and to get your hands on some edible plants (and then make some cupcakes out of them!), visit Seattle Tilth at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue, Seattle.
What are you up to this weekend? Do share…