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The second annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational art show opens tonight Spoke Art Gallery, and you're invited to celebrate the 32 artists chosen to participate by curator Zach Tutor. The festivities are happening tonight from 6 to 10pm at 816 Sutter Street, and you might want to get there early. Spoke may have only opened its doors two years ago in Nob Hill, but the gallery's owner, Ken Harman, has accrued more than 67,000 followers on Facebook and 195,000 followers on Twitter, and they're all invited too.
Harman got his start blogging about art (and bagging groceries to pay the rent) in 2006 as the presidential election was approaching, and artists like Shepard Fairey were creating work to support President Obama's campaign. He eventually began curating, and opened up Spoke on a whim when the venue for a show he'd booked shut down at the last minute. If it's fair to judge by his social media numbers, he's now running one of the most (if not the most) popular galleries in San Francisco—quite an accomplishment for a newbie with zero formal art or writing education.
Another reason to get there early: the first 50 guests to arrive will receive a gratis print of the piece below by Mike Mitchell, which is part of his "Super" series. Now that is super sweet.
· Spoke Art Gallery [Official Site]
· Supersonic Electronic Invitational [Facebook Invite]