Two of our favorite local businesses, Public Barber Salon and the loin have partnered to release a Tenderloin Art & Artists 2012 Calendar, a limited edition calendar featuring the portraits of Tenderloin artists, as photographed by Alisha Fumiko Harada and Shaun Roberts. So each month of the year you’ll get to enjoy one of your favorite neighborhood artist alongside the artwork that defines them.

As we know that you want to be in the know, the artists are Lisa Alonzo, Helen Bayly, Akira Beard, Chris Blackstock, Robert Bowen, Chad Hasegawa, Jessica Hess, Daryll Pierce, Nathan Sisler, Jason Vivona, Megan Wolfe and D Young V (photographed above by Sean Roberts). Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) none of them are naked portraits.

There’s a release party for the calendar happening tonight at Public Barber Salon, with live music by Coffee and Harbour. In addition to the calendar release, the artists will be showing select works at Public Barber through January 16, 2012. Each artist lives in, has lived in, or in some way, has a strong connection with the Tenderloin art scene, and we are excited to bring their works together for this event.

Where: Public Barber Salon, 521 Geary.
When: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 8pm to Midnight.
Copies of “Tenderloin Art & Artists 2012 Calendar” will be available the night of the reception for purchase. Copies are limited.