Tom Block: Working toward Beauty (a retrospective exhibition)

May 1, 2012 - May 26, 2012
445 A Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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Mishin Gallery

A collection of work from the course of my career, exploring specifically the spiritual influence on my abstract and figurative work.  A series of events will take place over the weekend of May 4-6.

Friday, May 4th 6pm - 8pm

Prophecy and Arts

6:00 pm - 6.30 pm        Wine Tasting

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm        “Prophetic Activist Art:” illustrated slide lecture of Tom Block's activist art theory and projects. The theory was published in the International Journal of the Arts in Society (Australia).

7.00 pm - 8.00 pm        Discussion: wine and  hors d’oeuvres

Saturday,  May 5th 6pm - 8pm

Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm        Wine Testing/ Fourth Estate Winery (

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm        hort film about Rumi

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm        “Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity.“

Book presentation of Tom Block’s groundbreaking study of the influence of Sufism on Jewish mysticism and practice over 1000 years (published in 2010 in the United States and Turkey).

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm        Discussion: wine and hors d’oeuvres

Sunday, May 6th, 3pm - 5pm

Open Studio

Live Music by Kevin Barnard

3:00pm - 3:30pm        Wine Tasting: Parallel Napa Valley

3:30pm - 5:00pm        OPEN STUDIO/AUCTION