Learn about the 2013 traditional and visual arts grants.
The Palo Alto Art Center invites veterans and their families to contribute images and objects that relate to their military service for an art project and exhibition with veteran and ceramic artist Ehren Tool. For Containers of Community, Tool is creating a new body of work that honors local veterans and highlights their shared experience. The Center invites community members to drop off images and objects related to military service between April 15 and May 31. As an alternative, images can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Every effort will be made to return objects and images at the end of the project.
During Ehren Tool’s residency at the Art Center (June 7-29), he will incorporate contributed objects and images into ceramic cups that will be on view at the Center from July 1 through September 1, 2014 and ultimately distributed back to participating community members during a free community day–September 7.
Please note that only one cup per participant will be created and distributed.
Filmmaker Sophie Constantinou of Citizen Film, who is collaborating with Urban Strategies, Inc. to create Green Streets: Turning Trash into Cash in an Inner American City announces two work-in-progress screenings of the film at the Western Addition branch of the San Francisco Public Library on April 16 and in the Koret Auditorium at the Main Public Library on April 29. Both programs begin at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
Green Streets tells a remarkable local story of a 29 year-old entrepreneur, Tyrone Mullins, and his peers–a group of streetwise public housing residents who have taken charge of waste-management in several distressed low-income housing communities, recycling and composting many thousands of gallons of waste each day where every previous effort had failed.
The screenings are co-presented by SF Environment and the San Francisco Public Library.