An art work/event in the Presidio March 1, 2013Posted by ebmc in Arts, Community EVENTS.
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An art work/event in the Presidio, SF will include a sit as part of the piece.
March 10 from 4-6pm [with the sit from 5 to 5:30]. Reception to follow. Please RSVP to receive a map to the location: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Nomadic Nature In Situ is a seasonal project curated by senseofplace LAB; in and for the landscape. For 2013, each of the four works in this project will focus on and take place in the Presidio, San Francisco.
Each season, an artist or artist group will be invited to respond to a landscape/situation chosen for them by senseofplace LAB. The work they create will respond to the environment, and evolve organically through time. Each new work will include an event, and a half an hour meditational sit. The works will be documented by senseofplace LAB every season, and the resulting documentation of all of the projects as a whole after one year will become it’s own work.
Nomadic Nature In Situ: WINTER Faye Kendall and Sophie Leininger work collaboratively as The Time Between Dog and Wolf, creating Magic Circles; in-situ installations and performances that describe the psychological process of the artist, the systematic suspension of reason and doubt necessary to create a work and the different and unique universe it generates from.
The Time Between Dog and Wolf were invited to respond to an area of the Presidio near Lobos Creek that has large ‘nests’ formed by branches and overhanging trees. Their installation process will be documented as part of the work, and they will be wearing all white to make their process more visible.
Construction will occur over 2 days, with a public event to conclude the installation on March 10 from 4-6pm. Participants will meet at the installation site at 4:00 pm where the artists will create gestures and actions to conclude the building of the Magic Circle. From 5 to 5:30 there will be a silent meditational sit. The artists will then lead short walk to the beach where there will be a reception to follow until sunset.
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Help a Buddhist film get made August 2, 2012Posted by ebmc in Arts.
Help a Buddhist film get made. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690533062/saltwater-buddha-the-film-1
We appreciate any and all supporters. Based on the book Saltwater Buddha, we follow Jaimal on his coming of age journey through surfing, Buddhism and wise words.
See more at saltwaterbuddha.org
THE GROVE | A Play to Benefit MYMP (MoAD Youth Media Program)
Saturday August 4, 2012
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, San Francisco CA, 94105
The Grove! written by exceptional new playwright Mfoniso Udofia follows American-born Adiagha as she struggles to honor her Nigerian family and its deeply steeped traditions, while fighting to come into her own voice and individuality. Alongside a compelling story, The Grove combines traditional Nigerian song, spoken word poetry, and strong vocal rhythms to make a truly unique and exciting piece of theatre.
Mfoniso Udofia is a New York based storyteller, actor, slam-poet and teaching artist. She attended Wellesley College for Political Science and obtained her MFA in Acting from San Francisco’s award winning, American Conservatory Theater. During this stay in the Bay Area, Udofia pioneered a youth initiative, The Nia Project, which provided artistic outlets for youth residing in Bayview/Huntspoint and she became a regular player in the underground slam scene. Ms. Udofia is currently completing a trilogy chronicling the lives of a traditional Nigerian family transplanted in America. The first play in this installation, The Grove, is a 2012 Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference semi-finalist. Also, Udofia’s feature film Fred, in which she plays Victoria and starring Elliot Gould, will headline the 2012 Edinburgh Festival! Follow her @mfudofia and keep up on the scoop at http://www.mfonisoudofia.com
Seating is limited. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
$5 suggested Donation. All proceeds go to support the MoAD Youth Media Program (MYMP).
“TREASURED CIGAR BOX: Assemblage Explorations of the African Diaspora” Designed by APRIL MARTIN CHARTRAND
When: June 23rd – August 2, 2012
Where: San Francisco Public Library (Main)
100 Larkin Street @ Grove (Afro American Wing 3rd Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: The show is open during Library hours
You Tube Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/zyJto5AYooQ
Crossing Borders Group Exhibition May 15, 2012Posted by ebmc in Arts, Community EVENTS, Uncategorized.
Group Exhibition, Curated by Pamela Ybañez
Cat Chiu Phillips (San Diego)
Fonda Yoshimoto (Oakland)
Mitsuko Brooks (New York City)
Scott Tsuchitani (San Francisco)
Pamela Ybañez (Oakland)
Julie Thi Underhill (Berkeley)
Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto (Syracuse NY)
Julie Lee (Oakland)
Momoko Sudo (Oakland)
Jinho Lim (Bay area)
Cathy Lu (San Francisco)
Asians in America come upon many boundaries, some for a crossing and some remain untouched. The artists gathered here have taken position, crossing/touching various borders and giving us new ways to examine the political and/or the personal.
To this day Asians are still seen as the constant foreigner and at the same time as the model minority. Here, as artists and individuals residing in our communities, we have created a place to visually investigate ourselves or how we are perceived in generalities. It is a place where the political and personal intermingle. Some examine the borders surrounding the body while others pertain to cultural borders. At times addressing both simultaneously.
Wednesday May 16th 7-9 pm
Free and open to the public at:
388 Ninth Street (2nd floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
In Oakland’s Chinatown
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center at one or more of these amazing events and workshops!
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What’s next? Transforming life’s transitions…Group art therapy for women
Life is full of change…shifts in employment and relationship status, living situation, health; recovery from loss or addiction. How do we flow through the waves of change? Where do we want to go in our lives? What’s getting in the way? What gives us the strength and hope to achieve our dreams?
We’ll use art activities to explore these questions and discover some answers in a small, supportive group. Artists are welcome; this group is also perfect for those who believe that they “aren’t artists” or “can’t draw.” Knowing that life is a journey, not a destination, our art is about the process, not the product. We’ll be creating collages, building bridges, and more. All materials – from markers to glitter and beyond – will be provided.
Oakland location, wheelchair accessible
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
8 weeks, starting soon – call for dates
$320 – payment plan available. Please don’t let lack be what stops you!
Facilitator Eleanor Ruckman is an art therapist and licensed marriage therapist with over fifteen years’ experience. She is known for her laughter, her love of art therapy, and commitment to the creative process. Eleanor also knows the power of sharing wisdom, humor, pain and compassion in the ancient healing space of the circle.
“Eleanor is very down to earth.”
“The art was the most useful part of therapy.”
“I’m starting to like myself more.”
“The workshop was useful, practical, interesting and fun.”