Art and politics merge with grace in City Hall every month as San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Matt Gonzalez hosts openings in his office, just down the hall from Mayor Brown. Last night featured the collaged paintings of Ab-Ex beat artist Jose Ramon Lerma, along with a rare group discussion about the art, poetry recitals, and ample schmoozing over wine and cheese. Besides, any chance you have to walk up the grand stairwell in a virtually empty City Hall should not be missed.

- Tucker Nichols [Saturday, January 4th, 2003]


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