Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium: Celebrazione di insegne storiche al neon

Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium: Celebrazione di insegne storiche al neon

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Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium: A Celebration of Historic Neon Signs

April 20-22, 2018 San Francisco-Oakland, CA

Get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of historic neon community, creativity, and craft. Save the dates of April 20-22 for the Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium presented by San Francisco Neon historians and authors Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan.

We’ll be presenting a weekend of neon that celebrates the beauty, color and vibrant history of these beloved illuminated signs that deserve preservation. The craft and construction of this 100-year-old medium is an amazing and enduring force of color and beauty in the visual landscapes of our lives. We have an exciting schedule of demos, tours, talks, a screening of the documentary“ NEON” at the Roxie Theater, and a neon symposium sponsored by the Tenderloin Museum and San Francisco Heritage.

Gaze into the neon glow and enjoy happy hour beverages and light fare amid classic mid-century furniture. Typography guru Shelley Gruendler and letter form artist Kate Widdows will enlighten us with insights on the power of typography via streamlined neon tubes. Book signing by Heather David for her new book of mid-century ephemera, Motel California, classic motel neon! We chose this venue because it is a rare opportunity to enjoy an eye-level view of the Palace Hotel neon roof sign and sweeping views of Market Street.

Confirmed speakers include Eric Lynxwiler demystifies the criteria on what makes a neon sign museum-worthy for the Museum of Neon Art. Hit the virtual road with Debra Jane Seltzer, a legendary historian who travels coast to coast to document America's neon beauties and the survivors of roadside architecture in a disappearing landscape. Ever wonder what it takes to restore a vintage neon sign? Tod Swormstedt of the American Sign Museum shows us how it's done, step-by-step. Followed by a panel discussion on neon preservation best practices, moderated by John Law.  Stick around for a spotlight forum on the future of neon! Hosted by Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan.

Festival events are scheduled in multiple neighborhoods of San Francisco and at Neon Works in Oakland. The Neon Works shop tour is your chance to see a private collection of vintage neon and experience how neon, glass, and fire combine to make glowing art.

The Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium aims to raise awareness and promote information-sharing about the artistic legacy of historic neon signs and restoration best practices. 

The Neon Speaks Symposium is presented by San Francisco Neon/Historic Neon Network, and sponsored by the Tenderloin Museum of San Francisco. Symposium funding includes a grant from San Francisco Heritage Alice Ross Carey Preservation Fund.

The Historic Neon Network is a not-for-profit organization under the umbrella of the Tenderloin Museum. We advocate and educate about the artistic legacy of historic neon signs: a living archive of art, craft, small business culture, and Americana. Our sister organization, San Francisco Neon, gives walking tours and consults on restoration projects of vintage neon in historic neighborhoods like the Tenderloin, Chinatown, and the Outer Mission of San Francisco. Founders Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan are the authors/photographers of the book San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons.