Inviting letters of inquiry for media and traditional arts collaborations
through December 5, 2014.
On Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is hosting the conversation “Standing in Their Truth: a presentation/conversation with Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman, and Rhodessa Jones,” moderated by Patricia Maloney of Art Practical. The event celebrates Hibbert-Jones and Talisman’s residency at YBCA, where the are working on the interactive dimensions of Living Condition, an animated film about the families of prisoners on death row. The artists credit their collaborating organization Community Resource Initiative with helping them gain access to and the trust of the families featured in their project. Admission to the discussion is free, but seating is limited and registration is recommended.
Veteran and ceramic artist Ehren Tool is currently in residence at the Palo Alto Art Center, where he is creating a new body of work that honors local veterans and highlights their shared experience. Through June 29, Tool is working at the Center, creating thousands of ceramic cups using imagery and objects collected from community members. As the cups are created, fired, and glazed, they will be displayed in the Arts Center’s gallery, with the final exhibition on view from July 1 through September 7.
The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday and the public is warmly invited to visit and interact with Ehren Tool during his residency–10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Sunday when hours are 1-5 p.m.