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In recent weeks, San Francisco’s arts community has been saddened by the deaths of performer and writer Cherylene Lee and filmmaker Lise Swenson, both Creative Work Fund recipients. Swenson received a 2001 Media Arts grant to create Mission Movie in collaboration with Southern Exposure. Lee received a 2011 Literary Arts grant to collaborate with the Center for Asian America Media on her memoir Just Like Really, which was presented as a series of digital media pieces that incorporated footage and images from her life story, and as a book published in late 2015.

Cherylene Lee’s life was celebrated at an event organized by her family and Theater Bay Area on June 19 at Theater Artaud. Artists Television Access is hosting a memorial for Lise on Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.– an event that will that include screenings of Mission Movie and Saltwater.

Image: Marker indicating the geographic — but not the cultural — center of San Francisco