Feb 08 2016

Alite Group Art Show


The savvy skills stemming from the Alite family are varied and complex. And, they want to share them with you in visual form at the Scott Ellsworth Gallery next Thursday evening, February 11 from 6 - 9 PM.

Close your eyes and think outdoor photography, ceramic specimens, rock traps, and fish inspiration. Our group art show will have all this and more!

Featuring the works of:

Julia Lemke
Allie Foraker
Paula Siqueira
Amanda Durbin
Liz Clark
Luke Matthews
Todd Wilkinson
Ian Hiebert
Tae Kim
Kenzie Benesh

What: Alite Designs Family Art Show
When: Thursday, February 11th 6 - 9 PM
Where: Scott Ellsworth Gallery at the Alite Outpost (3376 18th Street, San Francisco)

Refreshments provided by Lo-Fi Aperitifs

Music by China


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Jan 25 2016

Product Underground: San Francisco


Join us for a night of design and craft this Thursday, January 28th at the Alite Outpost. Product Underground SF is a design and art speaker series aimed at connecting the creative community here in San Francisco. Come on down to have some cold beverages and meet inspiring designers and artisans.


Tory Cross - Designer - Nike
Tory Cross comes from a diverse design background that encompasses everything from sculpture to industrial design and spans the last decade and a half. He has designed for a swathe of field-leading companies like The North Face and Nike. His interest in experimental design lead him to become the lead innovator at Nike’s Innovation Kitchen and Co-founder of Mazama Wares, a design company specializing in hand-crafted drinking vessels.

Josey Baker - Baker/ Entrepreuner - The Mill Bakery
By name and by trade, Josey Baker is all about the bread. What began as baking bread for friends out of his apartment has turned into a thriving sourdough enterprise. Josey Baker Bread bakes hundreds of loaves of bread everyday and distributes them to over 20 Bay Area restaurants and cafes. In 2012 Josey Baker Bread teamed up with Four Barrel Coffee to open up The Mill Cafe. We are excited to have Josey speak about his passion for baking and the journey he took to make it his bread and butter.

Tae Kim - Founder - Alite Designs/Boreas Gear
Tae’s love of the outdoors was forged from a youth spent outside in Alaska. He had a long journey of discovery that brought him to the lower 48 where he spent time honing his design skills at Ford and The North Face. We are proud to have our founder and creative director regale you with the history of how and why he channeled his passion for having a good time outside into creating Alite Designs and Boreas Gear.

When: Thursday, January 28th, from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Where: The Alite Outpost, 3376 18th Street.

Food and drinks provided.


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Oct 08 2015

Being and Somethingness


We are excited to announce the next art show at the Alite Outpost in the Scott Ellsworth Gallery. “Being and Somethingness” is an exhibition of new work by James Tucker of The Aesthetic Union. The show will feature a series of limited edition letterpress prints inspired by legendary natural landmarks in California. With this series, Tucker sought to record his own experience of six inspiring destinations: Bolinas, Bishop, Donner Pass, Joshua Tree, Big Sur, and Sibley. Steeped in history and personal mythologies, these natural areas are household names in California and beyond. The opening reception for the show will feature a custom soundtrack created and performed by DJ Wrong Way.

“Being in these places and observing the sky, flora, and topography I started with gestural ink washes and dozens of photographs of the sky at different points of the day. Back in my studio I mixed inks to replicate the sky gradients and ran split fountain linoleum block letterpress prints. The topography of each location was then embedded into the paper with no ink, leaving a blind impression. Lastly, the ink washes were made into halftone plates and printed in another pass riding across the sky plate.” - James Tucker

Founded in 2013 by James Tucker and Risa Culbertson, The Aesthetic Union is a letterpress retail & print shop that specializes in custom designs and limited edition collaborations with local artists.

When: Thursday October 22nd from 6 - 9 pm
Where: 3376 18th Street
What: James Tucker of the Aesthetic Union showing “Being and Somethingness


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