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Lauren Farris currently works as a Stylist, and for a private label apparel company as a Sales Manager/Mass Merchandiser. She writes on the side to express her creativity, frustrations, and share funny little life stories. She currently writes fashion articles for eHow.com and has a blog about her oh-so-fun life. She was born and raised in Arkansas where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and accounting, only to find her true passion was fashion. She moved to the bay area to attend FIDM for design and merchandising. She enjoys traveling any chance she gets, whether it is a quick camping trip, wine tasting in Napa, hitting the slopes in Tahoe, or trips to see one of her many siblings in various places around the world. She has traveled to over 20 countries and plans on many more. For fun she loves to eat at new restaurants, experiment with her own cooking, host fabulous dinner parties (she could put Martha to shame), treat herself to spas, and feed her shopping addiction. She is a member of a book club, Museo Italian (for language classes), and attempting to not be kicked out of her knitting circle (one of her down falls). Lauren moved to San Francisco about 2 years ago and continues to find new and exciting things to do every weekend.

Bradley Platz and Kim Larson’s Modern Eden Gallery Celebrates with Anniversary Exhibit

Courtesy of Modern Eden Gallery

San Francisco is a small city that is fortunate enough to house some of the most well-known museums like the MOMA, De Young, and Legion of Honor (just to name a few) as well as several of the most unique art galleries in the world.  I have been fortunate to attend some  mind-blowing openings, exhibits, and shows through out the years.  However, I must say the anniversary show I attended on Saturday was by far my favorite of 2011.

In June 2010, Modern Eden Gallery opened it’s doors, and has since provided North Beach and San Francisco

Kim Larson (Photo Credit: squidrose.blogspot.com)

with not only one of the largest gallery spaces but also a work space for some of the local artists.  Owners Bradley Platz and Kim Larson have put a new spin on art.  They have a clever eye for our city’s most talented painters, sculptors and even jewelry designers.  You will find very dynamic and enlightening pieces at Modern Eden.  The vibe is relaxed, the attendees are savvy and the art is …well brilliant.

The Anniversary show features “Modern Eden” and “Pieces of Eden” themes, where each artist was asked to make a piece that reflects their distinctive style while others incorporated a sense of Modern Eden to celebrate the gallery’s first year.  On June 11th the exhibit opened and will continue until July 11th.  Local DJ Edward Aten started the party off with his chill mix and good vibe music as they offered drinks and appetizers to keep your conversations ever growing.  Some of the artists were in attendance and were more than willing to discuss mediums, inspirations and the destinations for their art.

Courtesy of Yelp

Bradley Platz (Photo Credit: deborahjang.com)

Modern Eden Gallery is new to San Francisco and so far very well accepted.  The beautiful and spacious gallery has a talented curator, pristine lighting and a variety of mediums to offer its patrons.  There is something for everyone, whether you are shopping, admiring or just need a place to be stimulated, I suggest you stop by Modern Eden and see how you can be inspired the our local artists.  The Gallery has also provide a charitable presence within San Francisco. In March, they had an exhibit entitled “Menagerie” of which some of the proceeds went to benefit the SPCA.

Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Ph. 415-956-3303
Hours of Operation:

Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Free and open to the public!



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