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Best of SF Weekly!

Our Headquarters, the Gregangelo Museum was just voted best “In-House Museum” by the SF Weekly. The newest artwork in the house is a mosaic that envelops the entire entry grotto, designed by Cailee Corbett. As always, you’re welcome to visit for lunch or schedule a tour.

 

Make an appointment-

and experience the “Best of SF”

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Gregangelo & Velocity
Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
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Dear Makers and Oneironauts,

After some international travels, I’m now hosting globe trotters at our arts headquarters every week. More than usual, I’ve been surrounded by artists and clients who push me to design ever greater projects.  I’m writing near daily and wake up inspired, sometimes in the middle of the night!  In short, it is another day in Velocity Momentum…
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 

Taste of prickly pears


A recent trip to Arizona yielded two incredible fruits.  An impromptu photo session with Surreal Sister Photography, Circus School of Arizona and Pod creator Alberto Frias was breathtaking, but the main event was leading a talk at the Exposed Symposium for graduate design students at the Herberger Institute at Arizona State University.  That’s right, my talks are now worth college credit! 

New breed Arrives

A changing Market drives growth

While welcoming our newest neighbors at NEMA, we also understand that the strength of a vibrant community is it’s diversity.  To that end we’re happy to report our recent performances in support of the Bay Area Children’s Museum, and On Lok fundraisers, Maker Faire with The Travelling Spectacular, NCLR, and many others.


Coded for Delight
Reinventing ourselves once more


For nearly a decade we’ve been partnering with Barry Kaplan and his outstanding team to provide entertainment for the thousands of cryptographers who visit San Francisco each year. We love the challenge of designing something unrecognizable that will intrigue and delight.  We also brought Purple Rain to City Hall in another large scale transformation.  Truly a delight to have enduring partners.


Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

We’re always looking to meet new artists and explore new ways of working with familiar co-horts.  Artists and clients are welcome to come by headquarters for a chat that promises to be mutually inspiring and delicious.  Discover more about how you can become involved.


 

Make an appointment-

For mutual inspiration.

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Gregangelo & Velocity
Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
When you could have turned back you leaned in.
When resources were stretched you made it work.
The dream of success grew bigger, but with a twinkle in your eye and a fire in your heart you said, “Yes”.
Because of this and so much more, you have my loyalty.
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 

Diving in with Heart
On Set with Velocity


The sensation of leaping into your dreams is a lot like falling in love.  The only guarantee is that you’re following your heart. A recent promotional video employed a team of Velocity Artists who take that leap professionally.  At the premiere of HBO’s Looking at Terra SF our Faeries got to play with Hecklina and Juanita More, thanks to Billy at Taste Catering.  Also of note is a darkly baroque heavy metal video by Machine Head that features Velocity Fire Artist, Shannon Gaines.

The Daring of Haring

Revolutionary artist teaches us to look twice

Twenty five years after his death Keith Haring is still provoking serious conversation and illuminating a key chapter in our nation’s story.  At the invitation of the deYoung Museum’s outstanding team, Velocity performers brought a magical night to youth and donors in celebration of Color and Line.  Other visual art projects include Andy Warhol inspired body paintings, and a commission to personify a make-up mascot.



Evergreen Holiday
The growth of a team chasing the dream

In a flurry of December events, sometimes five or six on one night, it became apparent that our team of talented, ambitious artists had grown.  With a tight group of savvy managers, we were operating out of several major venues across the city simultaneously.  We were able to deliver Oz, Atlantis, the Dark Circus, Never Neverland, Candy Land, Astral Winter, and much more without batting an eye. Thank you, San Francisco.

Tis the Season of Orange, Black and Poe


Open House at HQ!

Gregangelo Logo

Dreams! in their vivd coloring of life,
As in the fleeting, shadowy, misty strife
Of semblance with reality, which bring
To the Delirious eye, more lovely things
- E.A. Poe “Dreams”
Happy Dia de los Muertos! This Halloween, the high holy day of circus performers everywhere, Velocity Headquarters will be hosting an open house.  Please join us between 6 – 10pm for light refreshments and festivities.


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Gregangelo & Velocity
Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
As the nights grow longer and time turns from Summer to it’s chillier cousin, we have a tale of new beginnings to share.  It’s about an Oceanic access point for international travelers, and a five mile pathway of jaw dropping generosity.  If this letter only whets your appetite, come to Circus Headquarters on Halloween to hear more, and to share with us your story of new beginnings.
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 

Pier 27′s Revitalization


Every day thousands of people from around the world will debark in the heart of San Francisco at the newly re-opened cruise ship terminal at Pier 27. Prior to the America’s cup, the location was formerly the home to Teatro Zinzanni, and Dave Thomas’ East West Floats, artists we have worked with and admire.  Opening Festivities were full of excitement.

Hard Hat Walk- Full of Inspiration

Event production is a demanding job, and the people we work with are always doing their best. But every so often a producer gives back with such a force: to the guests, the artists and the public, that it kind-of blows you away. A five mile pathway full of activities, performers,  spectacle and music, culminated with a top of the line finale was UCSF”s gift back to thousands of participants who helped them raise over half a million dollars.  It was our pleasure to join them.


Where can you find classics and the cutting edge?
How can 10,000 people get the picture in 3 minutes?
When you want Extraordinary we deliver. Everyday we set higher goals for our art, then surpass them. Summer is the time to see that happen.
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 


















June 29th VIP Pride Party






It’s a worldly affair at pride this year. A gender fluid, multicultural, award-winning spectrum of brilliant performers including: the Whirling Dervish, original music by two time Emmy Award winning Rita Abrams, Contortionists,
Kitten on the Keys, Acrobats, singers, dancers and inspiration from LGBTQ specialist Dr. Erica E. Anderson. Celebrate the human spectrum under the Rotunda with full Velocity.
















June 14th- Lift Off Gala

Summer is the season of public performances, and this Saturday Gregangelo will perform his mesmerizing Whirling Dervish at Ragged Wing Ensemble’s annual Gala; Lift Off at the Flight Deck. The gala is the culmination of a weeklong festival celebrating the opening of an innovative new Arts space in downtown Oakland.












Keeping Arts in Schools






While Arts programs in schools are rapidly disappearing Shonna McDaniels, with little more than a truckload of bananas, started the Sacramento Banana Festival to raise money for local arts programs in schools. In comes Velocity with an original festival show that highlights performance to inspire youth, and catalyze the community.
August 9th & 10th






Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment


Velocity Momentum:
Bay Area KidFest this Weekend


May
2013
Contact Us
Gregangelo & Velocity
Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
Join the fun and see Velocity Circus’s newest work this holiday weekend! Bring the whole family and get your healthy dose of inspiration.
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 












Bay Area KidFest in Concord












Come experience Velocity Magic at a major community event this holiday weekend.  Nine performances in three days!  If you missed the Asparagus Festival, here’s your chance.  Our troupe of highly skilled and multi-talented performers unfold another episode in the thrilling saga of Health Heros. It’s King Cavity vs Queen Green!

































The Bay Area KidFest runs:  May 25-27


































Velocity shows are at: 1:00, 3:00, and 5pm.























 


 












Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

 












The Noble Stalks of Stockton

This weekend we welcome you to join us for a joyful, exuberant performance designed for the whole family.  For the fourth year in a row, Velocity has been commissioned to create an original high impact show for the city of Stockton in honor of the Asparagus harvest. With original lyrics by Rita Abrams, two time Emmy Award winner, Acrobats, Daredevils, Contortionists and Aerialists will bring drama and suspense to the interplanetary drama of Asparagus. It’s Empress High Fructose vs. Super Circus Health Heros!






















The Asparagus Festival runs: April 26-28























Velocity shows are at: 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00.























 


 












Highlights
Is it Real?
Game of Thrones
Circus for the People!
In the Community

Headquarters

You may have heard of Velocity’s appearance on the debut episode of AMS Pictures’ Home Stange Home, or you may be one of the lucky ones that saw it on TV or United Air.  Get to know Gregangelo better with this special feature of Velocity Headquarters - a “Bizzare” House/Studio and  a Partial Cast of characters.  We are excited to share the final cut with you on YouTube!!

 

The Final Cut-

Enjoy, and share as you like!

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Gregangelo & Velocity
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225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
The seasons changed in San Francisco
Our cast illuminated the night.
We’re in the public eye.
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 












Fantasy comes to Taste












They came to the Palace, the saw the premiere, and they conquered the catering provided by TasteThe Author, the Producer, and the fancy throne were there. On this night the players found “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle”, and Velocity’s made-to-order Royalty was there to greet them.  Event Designer Billy Cook brought us in, and we enjoyed getting circus-serious.


































Our Annual Public Commision!

For the fourth year in a row, Velocity has been invited to create an original high impact performance for the city of Stockton in honor of the Asparagus harvest. This year- Acrobats, Daredevils, Contortionists and Aerialists bring drama and suspense. It’s Empress High Fructose vs. Super Circus Health Heros!






















The Asparagus Festival runs: April 26-28























Velocity shows are at: 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00.


































Philanthropy, Flare & Higher Ed












It’s no secret that Velocity loves a good party. Recently the United Negro College Fund brought us in for both their NorCal and SoCal events.  Our second year at the Snuggly Soiree, a UCSF benefit, was lovely.  The 2013 season of Friday Night at the deYoung has officially kicked off! Velocity Headquarters hosted Off Broadway West’s annual fundraiser.  And…
Stay tuned for news on SMOCA’s Night Circus.
Book a flight to Arizona.
May 11th.  It will be worth it.












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225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
Hello fellow artists,
I just want to share this new TV segment (link below) with you about my house, or better put: our “Circus Headquarters.”
I hope, that through your passions and artistry, you continue to thrive and inspire those around you.  In your communities, wherever you are now, or may find yourself in he future.
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 

Circus Headquarters
You were there…  and we’ve got it on film.

























Many of you have helped to build this wonderful place, several of you are in this feature, ALL of you, in some way inspired every profound work or art, story and imagery that through many years and layers of labors has become Velocity’s calling card; both a visceral and palpable place which actually lives beyond the ephemeral experiences and memories we create for our audiences every day.

Enjoy the video, and share as you like.

 

 

Would you like a tour?

Members of the Velocity team are eligible for a special discount.  Just call!  
Invite up to three people who’s socks you want knocked off.

























Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment



Velocity Momentum:
Love Letter for a New Year



February
2013
Highlights
Adare
Next Generation
Highs and Louvres
Night Circus

Artist Spotlight

Rose Adare Snapshot

“Capturing the new vanguards of counter-culture, Adare’s evocative brush strokes celebrate their dynamic lifestyles by tying the classical style to the unconventional life”.  Rose Adare has added Gregangelo’s Dervish to her collection Restraint and Revolution. The corset plays a large role in this latest show.  She reminds us of it’s evolution from a constricting cultural norm to “scandalous lingerie”

If you’ve got a ticket to Hawaii this year, go see her work.

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Gregangelo & Velocity
Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
Love is in the air.
Love is in your hair.
Love is everywhere.
In rush and routine it is easy to overlook the myriad of resplendent expressions all around us.  In this new year, we invite you to find moments of beauty, and share them.  Post a photo, or a quote, or a moment of inspiration on our Facebook page, email it, or give us a call! We aspire to reciprocate your splendiferousness in kind!
Imaginatively yours,

 

Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

 













Except for those who can entertain them.
Princess Pink













Princesses in pink, marionettes, and the  Cult of Beauty have recently dazzled bay area youth.  Teenagers and toddlers alike are spellbound when enter into Velocity territory.   Nothing keeps us on our game like working with children, as they don’t accept anything less than True Magic. Our Headquarters are a perfect place for Celebrations!





































Legion lessons of Parisian Honor
Legion of Honor Louvre

For Louis, Marie, and Napoleon, having your portrait taken was a bore.  But our guests at the Legion of Honor’s Royal Salon could hardly contain themselves.  If you need to know “Who did their hair?!”  It was indeed Atelier Emmanuel.  The sister show at the deYoung, Art Explosion, was a smash hit.  Closing the season of Friday Night: Cultural Encounters we had as much fun as the audience! In March the party begins again!

























Velocity veterans, Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns and Rachel Stegman are fostering a vital artistic community and bringing circus to the desert. Rachel, founder of
The Circus School of Arizona, and Jeffrey of Tarra Lazos, invited Gregangelo to collaborate on an exciting exhibition for the SMOCA. This bloom of culture, Night Circus, comes to fruition on May 11th.













Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment
Velocity Momentum:














Opportunity Knocks!




November 2012
Highlights
Seeking Wonder
Looking for Magic?
Did you see it?
Mint & Moscone

Seeking Wonder
We Invite You to tell us about a time when you felt an
awesome sense of wonder
. Write about that experience (250 words or so), and we’ll carefully select the most inspiring story.
The winner will receive a free tour of the Gregangelo Museum
with cocktails and hors’d oeuvres for four people!
Writing Muse
Give your Wonder-ful story away, and receive more in return!
Just reply to this e-mail with your story before November 29th.
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Gregangelo & Velocity
Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
You’ve been great to the Velocity Team!
Now is our chance to give back! Come, be a part of the Action! Bring the little ones, the bright eyed, and -most importantly- the people hungry for a smile.  We’re so glad we can offer you, and the community, our best and boldest.  Just in time for the
Season of Wonder!


Imaginatively yours,
Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

Looking for Magic?  
Upcoming Events

Make 'em Laugh














Now is the best time to bring Magic into your life.



























TODAY!  11/14
Saturday, 11/17














Friday, 11/23
de Young Friday NightsPan! inspired by Rudolf Nureyev. Gaultier, Inside the Artist’s mind, and more.  Enjoying a great show, invite your friends, and support the vibrant Bay Area Arts community!



























Did you see it?














Velocity’s Early Debut

It happened so fast that even the producers of AMS pictures were taken by surprise!  HGTV programmers bumped Gregangelo’s episode to be the season premiere of Home Strange Home! With the delightful Chuck Nice, as the host of the show, you’ll have a whirlwind tour of Gregangelo’s stunning house!
See Gregangelo and Velocity on Thanksgiving!


























Mint & Moscone













The Old Mint is a perfect place for a mysterious, over the top Halloween party. This  stunning installation was Kid Friendly, and laser heavy.  Our friends at Northern Lights did a great job.














* Have you ever seen 3000 people cross Howard street from Moscone North to Moscone South? Add in 30 Circus performers, and you get a Parade!
Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment
Velocity Momentum:
Suite Dreams of Pride and Television
September 2012
Highlights
Home Strange Home
In the Community
Corporate World
Young Blood
Home Strange Home
Chris Grundy and Candy Man














Anyone who has visited the Gregangelo Museum, AKA Velocity Headquarters, can attest to the staggering detail crafted into every corner of the house.  When Chris Grundy, of the HGTV television show
Home Strange Home, found out about it he came to get it on film! Call to schedule a tour for the real thing, or stay tuned for TV listings.
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Arts and Entertainment
225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
You’ve been great to the Velocity Team.
Yelp! and let the world know what you think!

We’re available for all your entertainment needs, so don’t hesitate to call with your mission impossible for us to fulfill!

Imaginatively yours,
Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment
Museum Pride and 75 Golden Years














Double Dreaming














This summer Velocity was seen glittering the town!  Our ongoing love affair with the deYoung museum showed at the San Francisco Pride Parade, attracting first time museum patrons to the stunning Gaultier exhibit.  And at her 75th Birthday celebration, Ms. GG Bridges performed her rousing anthem for hundreds of fans!  The memorable tune was penned by two time Emmy award winning Rita Abrams.











































Corporate World

Cisco Aerial Cluster















This May we teamed up with a visionary marketing team to bring DreamSuite to life.  Animating the Fairmont Penthouse with Gilded Age characters, and City Hall alongside the Fits and Tantrums.  The above image was taken at Petco Park in San Diego.  As an opening act to Wheezer, Velocity performers with our Arizona collaborators, brought the ultimate spectacle, an aerial balloon cluster, to thousands of guests.

Young Blood: Interns and Infants
Three Interns have graced the halls of circus headquarters this summer.  Zola, a creative writing intern from School of the Arts, Will, a technical and musical intern from the SF Conservatory of Music, Alesandra, an aspiring event designer from CCA, and Cailee Corbett, an outstanding visual artist from Otis College. Check out Cailee’s recent project at the Gregangleo Museum.   And three Velocity artists have become mothers this summer!
Internships are currently available for young artists. Contact us for more info!
Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

SF gate article

Valentine’s Ball fundraiser is a work of art

True Wealth in Creation and Collaboration Year of 2011
2011 Highlights
In the Community
Museum Headquarters
Corporate World
Private Parties
Museum Headquarters


















We’ve had the joy of hosting over a hundred young people here at the Gregangelo Museum for field trips and birthday parties, including SoTA Creative Writing students.  A new partnership with the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts has opened up the Museum to students on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for  new developments with SoTA.


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Gregangelo & Velocity
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225 San Leandro Way
San Francisco, California 94127
415-664-0095
Thank you for contributing to an exciting year of new commissions & projects which kept Velocity artists passionate and working through out the year.  As always, we’re looking forward to sharing new creative opportunities with you in the year ahead.


Imaginatively,
Gregangelo Herrera
Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment
In the Community

Private Parties
This year we’ve worked on brilliantly designed weddings,  holiday events, and had the pleasure of hosting Bat Mitzvah and a 40th Birthday Party at our Dreamatorium in Oakland.
Corporate World

The World's Best Flight Attendants

Thanks to our new and returning clients who reserve us as their “secret weapon” when planning special events.  Award ceremonies for NetSuite and Rodan and Fields,  performing alongside Metallica at Dreamforce, Cisco Live in Las Vegas, and RSA’s Code Breaker’s Bash have been a few of the event highlights to which we brought our magic.

 

Velocity Circus is…

A San Francisco based Arts and Entertainment company that specializes in the creation of custom works.

Gregangelo and Velocity Arts & Entertainment

In This Issue
Fundraiser
Corporate
Festival
Museum

 

“Simply brilliant…not just an act, an aesthetic” -Times of India

“Unusually Appealing” – San Francisco Chronicle

Exciting work we’ve been up to since winter melted away!

Fundraiser

Adams Family TV Land

In February, TV Land broke through the tube and came to life at the Valentine’s Fundraising Ball in Atherton.  It was a real hootenany! The Addams Family, Gilligan, Granny, Rod Serling and many others were brought to life by the Velocity team to populate this beautifully designed event by Robert Fountain Productions.


Click here for full gallery:

http://gregangelo.com/entertainment/characters/tv-land/


 


Corporate












































San Francisco's City Hall RSA

Mascots Alice and Bob made a date to meet in San Francisco’s City Hall for RSA’s Code Breakers Bash. There, they found Mallory where she belonged – tied to weather balloons high in the beaux arts dome. At this year’s annual gala, Velocity’s platinum ensemble brought their elegant bling and busted silver beats on the grand stairway.

Click here for full gallery:

http://gregangelo.com/entertainment/characters/platinum/

 


Festival












































Asparagus Festival 2011

Stockton: a veritable smorgasbord of our nation’s produce. Stockton: a leading producer of American asparagus. Stockton: the home of the Asparagus Festival and Velocity’s intergalactic tale of Aspara & Gus and their humble but delicious family. Stockton: way cooler than Forbes thinks!

 

Click here for full gallery:

http://gregangelo.com/entertainment/shows/festivals/asparagus/

 


Museum

Egypt Nevada

Ancient Egypt lands in Reno at the  Nevada Museum of Art to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the museum. This coincides with the opening of the exhibit “To Live Forever”. We’re bringing our cultivated neo-Egyptian aesthetic to provide an unforgettable experience June 16th, 17th and 18th.

 

Click here to purchase tickets:

http://www.nevadaart.org/shop/productview?pid=657

 

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http://gregangelo.com/entertainment/shows/heliopolis/

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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