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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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Mental Health/Homeless Summit

MH-Homeless-VetExpanding Partnerships & Resources To Improve The Lives Of Veterans & Their Family Members
Friday, August 29
8am-4:30pm
New Federal Building, ground floor
90 Seventh Street, San Francisco
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Boyd 415 221-4810 x342, jennifer.boyd@va.gov

 

VA Health CareBring together organizations that serve Veterans, to strengthen partnerships between the VA and the community.
Enhance access to Mental Health and Homeless services for Veterans and their families in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counties.

Agenda: Continue reading


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Beyond Comedy Improv

the fool207April Fool’s Day
Tuesday, April 1st
7 – 9 pm
Donation: $10 Vets Free (no one turned away)
Next Stage Training Programs
Project of Theater Residencies, Inc.
Contact: marciakimmell@sbcglobal.net
415/826-6505 

Who graduates on April Fool’s Day? Improv students – we step into the unknown and trust we’ll figure it out – together. When we do – Magic happens.

We would love for you to join us as we graduate from being a Theater Games workshop to being an improvisational performance ensemble.  We want to share the fun we’ve been having, learning to be players in this freeing, transformational art form and are inviting folks we know, to be our supportive audience. You may also be interested to see for yourself what kinds of crazy things we do. It’s entertaining, fun and goes beyond comedy “improv.”

The NEXT Stage is directed by Marcia Kimmell.  She draws techniques from various sources, her training with Viola Spolin at the Second City in Chicago being most influential.

NEXT Stage Workshops:

  • Theater Games Intensive, Berkeley Saturday, April 6
  • Beginning Theater Games, 8 weeks, San Francisco Thursday Evenings

Contact Marcia Kimmell, marciakimmell@sbcglobal.net, 415 826-605


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Jerome Carolfi: Developing Narrative In Documentary Editing

Network & Bring Your Work For Advice
November 16, 2013
Saturday, 1-3 pm
$15/$12 (early bird)
Veterans Free — Limited to 5
The Happiness Institute
actorsdialogue.com
RSVP:  eventbrite.com by Friday, November 15.

Learn to incorporate creative, narrative principles into your documentary, with practivcal editing techniques. Visual examples will be used to highlight concepts originally developed by Christine Steele. Innovative doscumentry film editor (Tall, Hot Blondes), as explained by Jerome Carolfi. Continue reading


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A Free Photos! Just for Veterans

Free Veterans Portrait Day
November 8, 2013
Friday
11:30-2pm
105 – 7th Street @Mission
Contact: http://www.sixthstreetphoto.net

In celebration of Veterans and Veterans Day — Sixth Street Photo Workshop is setting up the lights and cameras and will be taking portraits of Veterans for free. Stop by on Friday.


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A Shout Out To Veterans Who Make Art

Veteran Artist: Kaiser Permanente Exhibit
An exciting opportunity to show your work.
November 21-22
Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco
Contact: vcmcsf@gmail.com

The Veterans Community Media Center has been asked to help select 10-20 Veteran artists to exhibit their work at Kaiser Permanente’s Annual National Diversity and Inclusion Conference. That’s on November 21-22 at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. A Veterans workshop is being offered to attendees — so Kaiser would like to exhibit a variety of works of art by Veterans, your work could be viewed by 350 Kaiser Permanente executives and leaders from 8 regions. This is an exceptional opportunity to show your work to those who can buy your work. Continue reading