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Coming Home: A Veterans Artwork Exhibition

CALL FOR ART WORK
Submission deadline extended to October 31.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 13th , 2014 – Thurs., January 15th, 2015

SF State University Art Gallery Open Call For Veteran ArtThe veterans experience during war and upon returning home is unimaginable for most civilians. Even still, the effects of conflict are far reaching, touching even those who do not face combat. Soldier’s families, displaced refugees, taxpayers, policy makers and voters are among those who share in the indirect impact of war and bear the burden of its consequences. Despite this, the divide between veterans and civilians often seems insurmountable.

In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and the Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative, Associated Students Inc Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Coming Home.” This exhibit will strive to bridge the gap between the disparate experiences of veterans and civilians by utilizing the singular power of art to express that which defies expression. By providing veterans with the opportunity to speak about the way that their experiences have impacted their perception of home, the Art Gallery will give the public unusual access to their changed perspectives. As part of War Comes Home, the Art Gallery will create a platform for education, discussion, connection, and healing. Continue reading


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Another World Posse Ball!

Another-World-Posse-BallVeteran Artists presents
Memorial Day weekend
Another World Posse Ball!
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23, 2014 11:00 PM
May 24th 8p-12a
May 25th 8p-12a
Tickets: $5 donation Eventbrite

A 360 degree walk-in installationARTparty

Mural Art: Diego Gomez, Jeremy Novy, & Dimas Arellano
Sculptural Art: Bob Burnside & Chickpea
Artistic Director: Stephen Funk
Green Screen performances: Miss Rahni, Kallisto, Effervescence Jackson, Bearonce Growles, Avocado Jones, Ryan Hayes, Flynn Witmeyer, Samuelroy, Mutha Chucka, Bernadette Bohan, Yosephine Tinkelman, Tara Wrist, & more!
+++Posse Ball!
Featuring Go BANG! dj’s Sergio Fedasz & Steve Fabus
360 degree visuals by: Digital Introspect

 


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The Veterans Eye

April 26 – May 25 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 1-5pm Veterans Community Media Center

An exhibit of Latonia Dixon’s paintings, Ryan McClymont’s photographs and photographic weavings and and Mark Pinto photographs and part of his GI Joes series.

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The I(eye) In Media

Opening Friday, March 14, 6-9pm, 2014
Exhibit March 15, 16, 22, 23, Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5pm
Free

An installation project about the “I” in media and how we make it, subculture media catalysts, and how to add your “I (Eye)” to the media. Featuring Godzilla, green screens, slinky satire, and photography.

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An installation project about the “I” in media and how we make it, subculture media catalysts, and how to add your “I (Eye)” to the media.

“The media” is made by people, and we are the people who put ourselves in the media as much as we are the media. We are activists, makers, hacks, hackers, photographers, costume designers, poster people, video viralists, and culture-harvesters who hang flyers. Continue reading


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SF Veterans Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony

Narduli_Cochran_aerialMarch 20, 2014
Thursday, Noon
Veterans Memorial Court
near 401 Van Ness Avenue @McAllister

The ground breaking ceremony for the San Francisco Veterans Memorial full fills landscape architect Thomas Church’s original 1920 vision for a memorial to Veterans. The soil in, the memorial site, the Veterans Memorial Court made sacred by the interment of consecrated soils from battlefields throughout the world.  The Court is the open space between the Veterans Building and the Opera House.

The winning memorial design proposal “Passage of Remembrance” is by Susan Narduli and Andrea Cochran and 2.5 million dollars has been raised to begin the construction of the long awaited monument.

Veterans and the public are invited to the ceremony.

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San Francisco Veterans Memorial updates www.sfveteransmemorial.org

San Francisco Veterans Memorial Fact Sheet


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Veteran Art: Kaiser Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Kaiser Permanente Annual National Diversity and Inclusion Conference ExhibitThe Power Of Inclusion: Mastering Differences To Make A Difference

Local Veteran Artists exhibited at Kaiser Permanente’s Annual National Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, November 21-22, 2013. The exhibit was presented by Kaiser Permanente, Veterans Community Media Center, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center and San Francisco Veterans Artist Guild.

FEATURED ARTIST
Allen Barth, Brian Buxton, Latonia Dixon, Dave Garbe, Ed Holmes, Ryan McClymont, Luis MonteAlegre, Mark Pinto, Ann Reesman, Sixth Street Photo Workshop, Melvin Terry, Xavier Viramontes, Greg World

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