True Compassion

Intersection’s Look Ahead: April-June 2012

Intersection for the Arts continues its exploration of language, place, and storytelling through a wide range of exciting programs and mediums! Download and print these event details here!

 

TRUE COMPASSION: LIVING MURAL
On View: Every day through Apr. 20 | Free
Live Painting: Every Thursday | 10AM-6PM | Free
Public Reception: Monday, April 9, 2012, 12-1pm, Free
Location: 126 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94102

A collaborative workshop series, ephemeral mural and video. Artist Evan Bissell worked with staff and clients of Larkin Street Youth Services (LSYS) to investigate the nature of compassion. A rotating group of nearly 40 youth created sculptures, stencils, drawings and paintings. In culmination, they created symbols of compassion as medallion-like paintings that were assembled in a 10’ x 13’ rectangle, framing the background where Bissell is creating five paintings over the course of five weeks. Each will depict one LSYS individual twice in the same portrait, expressing a compassionate gesture unto themselves. These images will be created each Thursday in chalk from sunrise to sunset. Inspired in part by the practice of sand mandalas in Tibetan Buddhism, the portraits will be left untreated and then washed away each week before the next one is created. Its process is being documented and will appear as a video in Intersection for the Arts’ street art exhibition in June 2012.

 

BROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS | VANQUISHED TERRAINS: GALLERY EXHIBITION
Gallery Hours: Apr. 11-May 26 | Tues.-Sat. | 12-6PM | Free
Members Preview: Wed., April 11 | 6-7PM | Free
Opening Reception: Wed., April 11 | 7-9PM | Free

A group exhibition that features twelve pairs of visual artists and writers creating new collaborative work that takes inspiration from the historical broadside, using the theme of “vanquished terrains” as a point of departure. Before newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, and the internet, there was the broadside, a large sheet of paper printed on one side and designed to be plastered onto walls in heavily trafficked public areas. A famous example is the Dunlap broadside, the first publication of the U.S. Declaration of Independence printed on the night of July 4, 1776 by John Dunlap in an estimated 200 copies. Each artist provided their collaborating writer a piece of music, a movie, or a location, which was used to craft text, and given back to the artist to create sculpture, painting, video, sound, and stop-motion animation.

 

BROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS | VANQUISHED TERRAINS: LITERARY READING
April 21 & 28 | 2-4PM | FREE
The writers of Broadside Attractions present their work in this presentation! Featured writers include: Myron Michael, Steve Gilmartin, Elise Ficarra, Jaime Cortez, Chaim Bertman, Vince Montague, Nana Twumasi, Ly Nguyen, Annice Jacoby, Maw Shein Win, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, and Jenny Bitner.

 

PRINTING THE FUTURE: YOUTH ARTS GRADUATION
April 20 | Saturday | 6-9PM
Intersection with Oasis for Girls and WritersCorps offers a ten-week workshop wherein students learn writing and art practices. Twelve young women, ages 14-17, explore art as a means for positive change within our communities. Participants work with ReAllocate mentors to create silkscreens and print posters with state of the art technology at Techshop, and write about their lives to incorporate their words into the posters.

 

1st ELEMENT MOBILE THEATER & HAPPY HOUR BUS TOUR, PLUS OFF THE WALL LIVE MUSIC AFTER-PARTY
May 17 | Thursday | 6-10PM
Campo Santo brings you a one-of-a-kind live music and theater experience – on wheels! ONE NIGHT ONLY. An intimate street art survey featuring original graffiti pieces, performances on the street and on the bus, and full-blown after-party. It’s the dance party that will take Campo Santo’s Fellowship at the de Young to the next level, through the roof and off the walls. Directed by Sean San Jose, featuring Felonious (Keith Pinto, Tommy Shepherd, Dan Wolf), Wonway Posibul (Juan Amador), Traci Tolmaire, Campo Santo Street Team (Christine Jamlig, Ricky Saenz, Kelly Strickland), visual artists Evan Bissell, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Ricardo Richey, Favianna Rodriguez, and Campo Santo designers Alejandro Acosta and Tanya Orellana. Details on DJs, bands, and dance crews forthcoming! Very limited seating. Sign up now: ryan@theintersection.org

 

“STREET ART”: GALLERY EXHIBITION
June 13 | Wednesday | 7PM
A group exhibition exploring the diversity of art situated in the public realm. Featuring new work by: Ricardo Richey, Evan Bissell, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Favianna Rodriguez, and more.

 

SPELLING BEE: FUNDRAISER
June 30 | Saturday | 7PM
Yes, you’ve read that correctly. It’s guaranteed to be one of the most fun things you do. Intersection will be hosting a real — and really hilarious — Spelling Bee, brought to you by the creator of the Tony-nominated show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Contribute to something significant while having a great time. When you join us, you will help raise money towards unique programming that serves young people, brings diverse audiences into the same room, and sheds light on matters that are important to all of us.

 

INTERSECTION LIVE AT OFF THE GRID
Every Friday! | 12-2PM | Free
Intersection for the Arts in conjunction with our neighbors, Bindlestiff Studio, curates live music and theater performances to appear at Off The Grid’s lunch market at 5th and Minna St. Join us for this one-of-a-kind food and art experience.

 

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