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Dear ArtSeed Friend!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are ten that begin to show recent months of ArtSeed’s exciting doings. The puzzles of youngsters’ daily experience have been addressed through art making: How do we put the pieces together to make sense of it all? And through what means? Cutting-edge techniques? Or maybe tried and true classical methods?

The happy sense of community that marks our collective activities is stronger than ever, and a tangible sense of commitment goes hand in hand with a sense of shooting for the stars. There is good humor and enjoyment. Our ongoing group pursuits are lively and our one-on-ones intense. Two large exhibitions instead of the usual one, and three open studios instead of the usual two. More than two thirds of what we’ve shown during these events were made by students 3-17 years-old during the time we were engaged together. A total of 276 artworks were on display in our final exhibition and 188 pieces were by children whose works were presented with equal dignity. Continue reading


Ann Reesman, one of ArtSeed’s teaching artists, unexpectedly died on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (1959 – 2018). Ann was an indispensable member of the ArtSeed community, whether she was actively engaging youngsters in programs and events or thoughtfully sharing her extensive background in the arts and unique life experiences. Ann proudly served in US Air Force and continued to serve other veterans through the arts. Ann made a difference to all she came across and will be greatly missed. You are invited to remember her life at noon on Friday, December 14, at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans BuildingClick here to watch a video made by Ann for her mother.


What Have We Done?

Artists, veterans, children, and disabled adults work with artists to grapple with tough subjects such as the evolution of slavery and its various contemporary manifestations and other challenges faced by democracies around the world. Continue reading