Chris Baty founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999, and oversaw the event's growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. Baty serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, and teaches at Stanford University's Writer's Studio, giving talks about writing and creativity, helping companies with content strategy, and endlessly revising his own novels. He's the author of No Plot? No Problem! and the co-author of Ready, Set, Novel.
Dr. Esther Bell, is curator-in-charge of European Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Printing Ed Ruscha is the 2016 Anderson Lecture on American Graphic Arts, which this year takes the form of a panel discussion with four master printers who have worked with Ed Ruscha: Renée Bott, Paulson Bott Press, formerly of Crown Point Press, where she worked with Ruscha; Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press; Shaye Remba, Mixografia; and Jacob Samuel, Edition Jacob Samuel. Each participant will provide a brief overview of their press and their personal history working with Ed Ruscha, followed by a conversation.
Produced by Louis F. Dematteis and Dante Betteo
Directed by Dante Betteo
Production Designer: Rene Yanez
Music and Sound Design: Greg Landau
Staring Richard Montoya, Veronica Valencia, Pearl Wong, Geoff Hoyle, Vincent Calvarese, and Alejandro Murguia.
THE THING Quarterly Presents:
REGARDING ED RUSCHA
THE THING Quarterly organizes an evening of speakers responding to themes and motifs in the exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Featuring Jeff Gunderson, Librarian and Archivist at the Anne Bremer Memorial Library of the San Francisco Art Institute; photographer David Maisel; Julie Caine, managing producer for Crosscurrents, KALW’s award-winning newsmagazine.
In 1970, artist Ed Ruscha produced a series of organic screenprints using food and other household products as the "ink." How does it work to print with caviar and baked beans? Why did he use food as his medium? Do these materials hold up over time? Join Heather Brown, Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at the Fine Arts Museums, in a lecture about this process.
This lecture explores the possibilities of flexible sculpture as social practice that engage communities in a personal exploration and social connection.
Karen Hampton is a conceptual artist working with narrative storytelling and re-memory. Her work is steeped in oral history and is an expression of the unconscious.
This lecture offers a fun exploration of works in the de Young's collection that match psychic ailments, from obsessive-compulsive disorder to insomnia, through examples of American paintings as well as objects in the Africa, Oceania, and the Americas collections.