Sasha Darling & The BellJar Blog — Event

Mission Holiday Block Party!!

2nd Annual Mission Holiday Block Party-

Please stop in to BellJar as you make your way through the exciting 16th and Valencia street corridors. We will have drinks, Sale specials and entertainment!

Please support your local businesses and remember, BellJar thinks you are gorgeous!!!

Serial Cultura and Double K Jewelry Trunkshow

Thursday November 12
Drinks, Discounts, and Glamour-

BellJar Friends & Family Event

Friends &
Family event
Friday November 6 through Sunday 8

Come visit BellJar and enjoy 15% off all regular priced merchandise and an additional 10% off sale items.

Please Print this coupon and bring in all weekend to receive your Friends and Family Discount.

*while supplies last, some items not included such as jewelery. Not redeemable on past purchases.

BellJar Halloween Party- Trunk Show and introducing Witches!

Come down to BellJar Wed the 28th from 6-9 pm for ghoulish drinks and treats!!!

We will be introducing the amazing new line Witches and taking pre-orders for her amazing spring line, carried exclusively at BellJar. Pre-Orders receive a 10% Discount. Meet with the designer and hear all about her spooky but beautiful line that will appeal to the little goth girl in all of us.

We will also have the amazing new line AK Vintage Jewelry by Anna Korte.

Receive 25% off storewide.

So come in and welcome in the dark and spooky season that we hold dear to our heart here at BellJar!

Also if you missed th opening for Michael McConnell you can get a peak at his beautiful work and window installation.

Michael McConnell at Gallery BellJar

slings and arrows

October 15th - November 18th

Opening Reception
October, Friday the 16th
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Gallery BellJar
3187 16th Street
San Francisco

See his work here

I fear I have no voice. I am awkward and anxious. I don’t remember the details of growing up, but long to tell my story. Making art has become my refuge in which to make sense of the world and my forgotten childhood. Inspired by stories that examine loneliness, responsibility, and choice, I am able to explore the tension between youth and maturity.

My drawings, reminiscent of old photographs, blur the line between the observed, the imagined. While the sculptural work, composed of discarded stuffed animals, suggests the uneasy feeling of lost childhood.

I take the stories I know, stories you may also know, and record them differently. At first glance the work reads like a fairytale, the playful images of children and animals seduce the viewer into the work. Closer observation strips away the innocent appearance and the viewer is confronted with darker stories of skepticism and failure. I combine these peculiar specific images with phrases, which often become titles, to create work that is layered with narrative possibility.

- Michael McConnell