In my research for Activist Imagination, I learned that Kearny Street Workshop’s early poster activities were heavily supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Neighborhood Arts Program. So it’s really beautiful that this year, KSW is celebrating is 35th Anniversary while SFAC is putting on a big Neighborhood Arts Festival. And the festivities sound terrific.
SF Arts Commission’s Neighborhood Arts Festival
Featured events include:
Monday, April 21: Mapping Survival panel discussion
Wednesday, April 23: The Money and the Madness panel discussion
Saturday, April 26: Unveiling the Future town gathering
Friday, May 2: Poetry Potluck reading
Saturday, May 3: 40th Anniversary Bash
Speed Dating (RSVP requested)
Doctor Session (RSVP required)
(A sampling of community arts events put on by our Community Partners can be found here)
The Activist Imagination exhibition continues through May 24; there will be an artists’ talk and reception on Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm, and a closing reception and catalog release on May 24th at 6:30 pm.
image: Kearny Street Workshop artists, including Zand Gee, Nancy Hom, Jack Loo, Mitsui Murai, Leland Wong and others
An exhibition of reproductions of Kearny Street Workshop Posters, curated by Christine Wong Yap
1974–1983, digital prints, 10 x 10 x 10 feet (installation) Photo by Christine Wong Yap.
An extensive collection of contemporary political graphics collected from around the world, including art from many of today’s most exciting street artists, poster makers and graphic designers. All of these images are granted to the public domain, to be freely used for political purposes.