|Fall 2006 NewsletterDear Family, Friends,
Artists, Students, Patrons, Mentors, Advisors and Volunteers in the Arts,
Thank you for helping to make another wonderful year
What’s been going on? Lots!
Big thanks to: Major
Looking forward to
April 6, 2006
Dear Family, Friends, Artists, Students, Patrons, Mentors, Advisors and Volunteers in the Arts,
What’s coming up next?
The ArtSeed Dance-A-Thon and Movement Education Project is ready for you! The wonderful Presidio Dance Theater (for directions go to http://www.ppaf-sf.org) will host the event, which will consist of music, dancing and dance instruction from 10am-midnight on Saturday April 29th. Get involved in the event by sending an email to email@example.com with your contact information, or go online to register pledges at www.artseed.org (look for “Dance-A-Thon” under “announcements”). The Dance-A-Thon Kick-off Potluck Picnic Party is Saturday, April 8, 1-4pm on the lawn behind our office. We’ll see you there!
What else are we doing?
This year, ArtSeed is conducting an unusual series of classes for the Young Artists at Work Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Lead by Josefa Vaughan, this year- long program exposes high school students to the history and fundamental techniques of classical oil self-portraiture taught as an exercise in perception that challenges preconceived or conditioned assumptions about who we are. This program encourages students to combine traditions from the past with today’s pop-culture to examine the effects of self-image pursuits on character development, cultural values and politics. Guest artists include Lynn Hershman, Claire Bain, Matt Boris, Annette Tisdale, and Marissa Kunz. ArtSeed’s elementary school aged apprentices and Burnett Child Development Center students have also been introduced to identity issues by making representations of their own currency. These were on display December 10, 2005 in a Project Spera exhibition at Somarts. Our installation was such a hit we are invited to show part of it at the Crissy Field Visitor Center through April 2006. Just a short walk from our office, check this work out when you come to the April 8 Potluck Picnic!
Please Mark Your Calendars for upcoming ArtSeed events for 2006!
- Saturday, April 8, 1-4pm: The Dance-A-Thon Kick-off Potluck Picnic Party at the Thoreau Center back yard
- Saturday, April 19 10am- Midnight: The Dance-A-Thon and Movement Education Project at the Presidio Dance Theater,
- Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7: ArtSeed’s Spring Open Studio, Bayview Hunters Point Navy Shipyard
- Wednesday, May 10, 5:30-7:30: San Francisco Education Fund Spring Showcase, featuring ArtSeed at North Light Court, City Hall
- Wednesday, June 14, 12:30-1:30pm: Brown Bag Panel Discussion at the Thoreau Center
- Thursday, June 15, 5-7pm: Thoreau Center Gallery Exhibition and Reception at the Thoreau Center
- June 19-23: Summer Intensive Camp at the Burnett Child Development Center
- Sunday, August 13: Young Artists at Work Self Portraits Culminating Installation Reception, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Congratulations to ArtSeed’s newest formal Apprenticeship pairs including mentoring artists Gabrielle Thormann and Tim Armstrong who are working with ArtSeed Apprentices Kali Mobley and Stacey Thomas. Because of Creative Growth fans, ArtSeed’s “mayor”, William Scott, took NYC by storm with shows of his work at White Columns and The Armory International Art Fair
Can you believe it? We are finally settled into a brand new office in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, right next door to LucasFilm in the beautiful Presidio! Because of your continued gifts of time, money and expertise, ArtSeed now is at home with a family of other nonprofits. Thank you so much! The Bay Area’s most challenged families now have access to new facilities and services in a fantastic resort community. Please come and visit your new retreat! For more information about Tides Shared Spaces visit www.thoreau.org.
New Phone: 415-561-7892
New Mailing Address: P.O. Box 29277 San Francisco, CA 94129-0277
Visitors & Express Mail: ArtSeed, 1012 Torney Ave. at Lincoln Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94129, (Lombard St. & Presidio Blvd. feed into Lincoln Blvd.)
Map available at http://www.thoreau.org/Location/mapdir.html (We are in the top (eastern most) “prong” of an E-shaped building by the former “Letterman Hospital”)
Driving Directions: Enter the Presidio via Lombard St. entrance or Presidio Blvd. After passing the visitor info station, park in the parking lot on your right. Enter Building 1014 for the Thoreau Gallery and Tides Inc. daytime reception desk for ArtSeed. Evenings or weekends knock on 1012 Torney (French doors, right side of the building). If the front lot is full or for wheelchair access take an immediate right off Lincoln on to Girard & do the same on Edie. Turn right into the parking lot behind our building. Enter either door.
Board of Directors: Matt Boriskin, Anna-Lisa Froman, Justin Hoover, Marissa Kunz, Diane Scarritt, and Josefa Vaughan,
Advisory Board: Edna Arterberry, Julie Blankenship, Charles Boone, Beth Grinberg, Cris Larson CPA, Richard Mitchell A. Robin Ordin, Laetitia Sonami, Leo Steinberg, Lydia Titcomb, Michelle Vignes, Gabriela Falcao Vieira, Ann Wettrich, Allison Wyckoff, Arwen & Heather Vaughan
Youth Council: Steven Chin, Dana Flores, Brandon Jones, and Christina Oatfield
ArtSeed is a volunteer-based nonprofit public charity with a mission to inspire and empower all people to realize their fullest potential and bring diverse communities together through innovative collaborative fine arts projects, classroom arts integration and long-term artist/youth apprenticeships.