Music of the spheres
Second Saturday at the 20th Street Art Gallery (911 20th Street) is often a hoot. The place typically is a claustrophobe’s nightmare, packed with the kind of folks you run into (literally) at Trader Joe’s, all gorging themselves on meatballs and washing those down with free beverages. There’s usually one artist who has embraced the cartoon version of “artist”; he’ll be the one sporting the beret and waxed mustache. And the walls are jammed with art, some of it quite good and others, well, not quite as good. There’s usually something offbeat and interesting, too. This past Second Saturday found artist Bruce Rawles patiently explaining sacred geometry to anyone who stopped to inquire about the computer-generated spheres, based on relationships between planets, that he was showing in a spot near a hallway leading toward the back exit. Oh, and during the week, the gallery is much less jammed.