Year-end Exhibition 2014, Legacies and Living Spaces


Shields and House

ArtSeed’s year-end exhibition, Legacies and Living Spaces,

Thursday, June 26 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Opening Reception 5-7p.m., Thursday, June 26

Closing Reception 3-5p.m., Saturday, July 26


Location: Galleries at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio, San Francisco

Accessible by Muni lines 28, 30, 43 & 45 / The PresidiGo Shuttle

For building entry call Josefa at 415-656-9849; Office 415-409-1761 Click for directions.


ArtSeed artists and students at Leola M. Havard Early Education School, the San Francisco Public Montessori School, and the Montessori Academy, have recently explored heraldry, architectural interior model-making and music. The composer Anton Webern, the architect Andrea Palladio, and the writer Gertrude Stein, were introduced at the project’s beginning as trail-blazing creative giants whose work inspired the children to make their own paintings for display and mixed-media accordion books which were proudly taken home. This collaboration with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players for their Yerba Buena Center for the Arts concert led us to explore heraldry, a medieval art form still used on private homes and civic centers to acknowledge pedigree and achievement. With whimsy and pride we used positive and negative shapes (or sound and silence) to learn how structural elements in all art forms help us to express our own unique and timeless nobility. Mildred Howard’s ArtSeed’s Fine Arts Summer Intensive presentation will inspire a crowning collaborative piece on display the week before the Closing Reception, Saturday, June 26, 3-5pm.


Partners: Leola M. Havard Early Education School, SF Public Montessori School, Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club, Hunters Point Shipyard, SF Montessori Academy, The Presidio Trust, S.F. Contemporary Music Players, The Thoreau Center for Sustainability, di Rosa Preserve, SCRAP. Featured Artists: Timothy Abeyta, Joseph Aponte, Bill Baldewicz, Jeff Castleman, Olaitan Callender-Scott, Songhee Han, Charles “Trey” Houston, Kathryn Kain, Susanne Kohn, Caroline Liddell, Janis Lipzin, Margaret Ma, Shiri Mordechay, Julia Parker, Andrew Romanoff, Todd Standish, Maximilien Volckaert, and others.

Co-curators: Josefa Vaughan and Marja van der Loo.


This year’s projects at Leola M. Havard Early Education School are supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a Community Arts in Bayview grant.