You are cordially invited to the inaugural meeting of APAG West, a new affiliate of the American Photography Archive Group
Tuesday, April 17, 5-7 pm
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco History Center
100 Larkin Street, 6th floor
RSVP or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in New York over a decade ago, American Photography Archives Group (APAG) is a non-profit membership organization to support photographers' archives, working photographers, and photographic archivists. Its mission is to help to preserve, document, and exhibit historic photography of the 20th and 21st centuries. Throughout the year APAG meetings provide a supportive and lively forum for exchanging experience and knowledge with others who manage archives and the legacies of modern and contemporary photographers.
APAG West is a new affiliate to extend the same educational and professional opportunities for members in California and the Western States.
5:00 pm Behind-the-scenes tour of San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection with Photography Curator Christina Moretta
5:30 pm Introductions and Plans from Dr. Alla Efimova, APAG West Chair; Founder and Principal, KunstWorks
6:30 pm Issues in photography acquisitions by museums and libraries with Susan Goldstein, City Archivist, San Francisco History Center, SFPL
6:45 pm Discussion and refreshments
Please feel free to share the invitation with colleagues who may be interested in attending the meeting.
The Studio of Ed Aulerich-Sugai (1950-1994)
336 Texas Street
Saturday, January 20
2:00 – 5:00 pm
San Francisco artist Ed Aulerich-Sugai died of AIDS in 1994. A quarter-century later, KunstWorks is working with the partners who survived him to honor his art and life. Aulerich-Sugai was a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and a gardener at the Conservatory of Flowers. In his work, his treatment of bodily fragility and transience are balanced with his attention to the flourishing of life around him. Lovingly preserved, Ed's paintings and dreams, gardens and drawings are tenaciously present.
Aulerich-Sugai was born in Honolulu and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He received his BFA in painting in 1974 from SFAI. His work was strongly influenced by his Japanese heritage and his experience of living with AIDS.
Since 1994, the work has been well preserved in the artist’s former studio and Ostrow’s current home. The oeuvre includes paintings and works on paper, spanning the artist’s career since 1970s through the last months of his life.