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Don’t miss A Very Crypto Town Hall at the San Francisco Art Institute, on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 pm in the Walter & McBean Galleries. The town hall features the artists of the collective Will Brown (Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak) along with SFAI president Gordon Knox and Archives Assistant and Digital Specialist Julian Wong-Nelson. Katie Hood Morgan will be moderating.

The Town Hall introduces Ether Brown, a new grant award available to current SFAI students, faculty, and staff. In a wonderfully collaborative and circuitous way, Ether Brown is the outcome of a Creative Work Fund grant to Will Brown, who dug deep into the SFAI archives to unearth stories about values and exchanges of resources in the Institute’s rich history. Appropriate to that excavation, the event explores the past, present, and future of the Institute’s exhibitions and public programs. Will Brown encourages attendees to: “Come with questions, leave with an informed distrust of centralized financial systems coupled with a collective hope to survive educational collapse by creating a sustainable economy in the hands of citizens.”

The artists’ project and their current Ether exhibition asks: How is value generated through the presentation of artworks and ideas? What is the relationship between speculative economies and arts education? How has the history of exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute contributed to the cultural life of the school, the city, and beyond?”

Admission is free.