COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT  I  JUNE 2, 2018  I  HOSPITALITY HOUSE ARTISTS  I   |  YBCA

Public Square at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

A group of multidisciplinary artist fellows of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellows program, invited Hospitality House Community Arts Program (CAP) Artists to engage in a yearlong process of inquiry, dialogue, and project generation in response to the question, "Can we make creative dissent matter?" 

"As fellows, we have the opportunity to share our projects and engage with the public's imagination through an event called the YBCA Public Square on June 2, 2018," said Anna Xu, the cohort leader.

She said currently, we're developing a project where we want to ask other artists to use us – to use our temporary access to an arts institution and public platform and to use our relative power and privilege through the YBCA Fellows program. To do so, we're collaborating with Hospitality House and artists who may want to participate and exhibit work at the YBCA Public Square (June 2). We have secured a space at YBCA to exhibit work, budget, conceptual and production support from our group, and production support from YBCA.

 

 

Janet Williams, the Hospitality House Community Arts Program Manager suggested five artists from the CAP art studio; Angela, Cameron, David, Christopher and Tan to show their work as part of a larger project which asks Who is not here and why? 

 

YBCA Fellows will unveil their yearlong projects through workshops, visual and performance art, dance, music, and more. Made up of the most daring artists, thinkers, and creative citizens from across the Bay Area, each Fellows cohort has been studying a provocative question and exploring ways to spark community engagement and action around these crucial questions:

How do we find and empower TRUTH?


Where is our PUBLIC IMAGINATION?


Can we make CREATIVE DISSENT matter?

 

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Originally from Thailand, Tan Sirinumas is a full-time, community-based artist who primarily works with clay, acrylics, pastels and found materials to create images focused on local San Francisco architecture. Themes that resonate throughout Tan's work are those of personal struggle, spiritual renewal and the beauty inherent in a complicated urban environment. His pieces are a meeting of raw artistic material, hand painting and laser engraving technology, brought together to create multi-layered, three-dimensional works that pay homage to the history of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods and communities.