May 2017 Art Exhibits: Mort Sahl’s 50 Year Retrospective and the Marin Catholic Student Exhibit.
Mort Sahl’s 50 Year Retrospective Exhibit: We are honored to host an exhibit honoring more than 50 years of the legendary performer Mort Sahl. When Mort Sahl made his debut at San Francisco’s hungry i in December, 1953, the public’s idea of stand up comedy was limited to Borscht Belt comedians like Henny Youngman and Morey Amsterdam. Nightclub comics steered clear of hard news, and Bob Hope’s political jibes often came off as friendly. Working in an improvisational, jazz-influenced style, Sahl attacked Senator Joseph McCarthy, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and, particularly, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, who was to remain a favorite target for decades. Now in his 64th year as a professional comedian, Sahl appears every Thursday night here.
Marin Catholic Student Exhibit: The Marin Catholic Art Department strives to foster the creative ideas and innovations of our students. We encourage them to experiment with techniques in an effort to find their own unique style and voice. As teachers we feel blessed and inspired by the abundant and sincere creative expression displayed in our students work!