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Fanciful Exhibits Set for Rhythmix, PopUp

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A new show — Fitz, Fish & Phil — featuring the work of Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mark P. Fisher and Philip Hargrave will open with a reception at Rhythmix Cultural Works’ K Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11.

The show will run until Sept. 5, and a second reception is planned for the same time on Friday, Aug. 8, at the gallery, 2513 Blanding Ave.

“Working with humor and pith, these three artists reveal themselves each to be a funny man with a sensitive side,” exhibit organizers said.

Hargrave says he uses art to question how we fit with nature, the universe and everything else, while Fisher sees his paintings as experiments in “painting as pratfall” or “painting as a kind of interior groaning.”

The gallery, which opened its doors on the Island in 2007, is accessible to the community from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

PopUp Gallery, nearby at 1517 Park St., invites the community to celebrate its second anniversity in town on July 11.

It is hosting a exhibition of words and pictures by 11 Bay Area artists “whose imagery is infused with stories,” according to gallery staff members.

The new show, In Other Words, shares stories about personal journeys and cherished memories through private musings, poetry and prose and fragments of familiar novels. “This is visual storytelling at its very best,” show organizers say. “Our show will inspire you, surprise you and entertain you.”

Poet Éclat, also named Mark Lynch, engages and writes about people in real time, producing a personal, poetic metaphor of his subject’s essence in real time, according to the gallery, and guests who speak with him will receive a special poem to keep.

A reception for the PopUp artists is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. on July 11 during the monthly Estuary Art Walk.

Janet Levaux