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    Outdoor Exhibit Opening Night Feast: CONSIDER THE OYSTER

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

    Join us for a feast of culinary & visual delights, rain or shine. Live oysters will be served during our outdoor reception on Saturday, February 27th at dusk outside our building at 2501 BRYANT STREET, SAN FRANCISCO.


    Following the recent reestablishment of seven acres of tidal marshland connected to San Francisco Bay, natural habitat is recreated, and native species — particularly oysters — are able to return to their homes.

    Working in conjunction with the Presidio Trust and Natural Discourse, Levy Art + Architecture is proud to announce our upcoming art exhibit, “Consider the Oyster: Art, Science & Culture.”

    Join us as we consider forests as viewed through oyster shell pinhole cameras, native oyster restoration at the Presidio and oyster farming and feasting in Tomales Bay. Participating artists and scientists: Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones, Taylor Griffith, David Janesko, Gwendolyn Meyer and Jonathan Young, and Chris Kallmyer.

    The art and gallery will be visible from the street where anyone can view it, 24 hours a day, from February 27th until the end of the show, outside of our building: 2501 BRYANT STREET, SAN FRANCISCO.


    ✦ Oyster reef balls and panels designed by architects MARGARET IKEDA & EVAN JONES at California College of the Arts (CCA) provided by JONATHON YOUNG, wildlife ecologist at the Presidio
    ✦ Oyster shell pinhole cameras by DAVID JANESKO
    ✦ Two-channel video installation “Consider the Oyster” about Drake’s Bay Oyster company by CHRIS KALLMYER
    ✦ Video “Heard Above” filmed at Quartermaster Reach by TAYLOR GRIFFITH
    ✦ Photos from “Oyster Culture” a beautiful book about the rich intersection between oyster farming and culinary culture in the unique region of West Marin by GWENDOLYN MEYER


    In December 2020, the Presidio Trust unveiled to visitors seven acres of re-established tidal marshland and a new pedestrian trail near San Francisco Bay. The site is known as Quartermaster Reach, named for the U.S. Army’s Quartermaster Corps, which operated in the area when the Presidio was a military post. The project transforms a formerly paved construction site under the “Presidio Parkway” approach to the Golden Gate Bridge into a beautiful new wetland ecosystem. Creeks now flow above ground along the Presidio’s largest watershed known as Tennessee Hollow to San Francisco Bay through Crissy Marsh, improving the biodiversity of the Presidio. The shallow tidal estuary is the natural habitat for oysters that were once prolific in the San Francisco Bay. Quartermaster Reach is a huge milestone in the 20-year effort of the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service to restore the park’s largest watershed. The site will allow visitors to enjoy an intimate experience of nature just minutes from downtown.

    See you on Saturday, February 27th at dusk at 2501 BRYANT STREET, SAN FRANCISCO!



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    Saturday, February 27, 2021
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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    Outdoor Exhibit Opening Night Feast: CONSIDER THE OYSTER
    2501 Bryant Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110 United States