The event, set for Saturday, May 18 (6:30pm), is titled “Intrigue & Art at the ’39 SF Expo.” Araujo has studied architecture, painting, and photography, and over the past decade has focused her painting on urban architecture in San Francisco. Her fascination with the Golden Gate International Exposition has inspired her to paint the face of the fair’s goddess, Pacifica, at far right above using different perspectives and color schemes. Her “Tribute to Pacifica,” has been made into posters and notecards, by the Treasure Island Museum.
Nelson grew up in San Francisco and has written two earlier novels, Dreaming Mill Valley and Woodacre. Now she has published a novel set at the 1939 Golden Gate International exposition. Mixing fact and fiction with a dash of noir, Beautiful Illusion is a story of love and deception that explores what happens when human hearts collide as the world is plotting war.
The 411: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts hosts Christie Nelson, author of Beautiful Illusion, Treasure Island, 1939, and painter Patricia Araujo to share their passion and curiosity about the 1939 SF Expo on Saturday, May 18, doors open 6:30 pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave. MORE INFO & TIX.