Artist Fellows Salons: The Space of Encounter

We are proud to present 2011 de Young Artist Fellows Todd T. Brown, multidisciplinary artist; Kevin Epps, filmmaker; and theater group Campo Santo as they create new work that will be premiered at the de Young and throughout San Francisco this fall.

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Artist Fellows Salons
Friday Nights through September 30
6:00–8:30 pm
Kimball Artist Studio/Kimball Education Gallery, de Young
On the last Friday of each month, all three Artist Fellows join together to present their works-in-progress, hosted by Red Poppy Art House, Intersection for the Arts, and the African American Art & Culture Complex.

September 30: The Space of Encounter—Final Artist Fellows Salon of 2011 

A mulitdisciplinary performance threading together the works of the three artist fellows and the space where we encounter each other, our communities, and the world. 

FAM BAM: Poetry by Brandon Hughes presented by the African American Art and Culture Complex based on Kevin Epps's newest film project FAM BAM, followed by a trailer of the film, which will premiere on November 25

Block by Block: Live music and movement from Felonious, featuring Keith Pinto and Tommy Shepherd with guest MCs and musicians including DJ Wonway (Juan Amador). Performances show the open process behind the creation and production of this new work by Intersection for the Arts' resident theater company Campo Santo.

Live performance by Teobi's Dreaming featuring Todd Brown
plus the final night of Inheritance: an exhibit of mixed-media works by Todd T. Brown exploring a contemporary interweave of human histories and the identification of self.

August 26

Inheritancean exhibit of mixed-media works by Todd T. Brown exploring a contemporary interweave of human histories and the identification of self

Live performances presented by the Red Poppy Art House

The Filmmaker's Lounge with Kevin Epps and the African American Art and Culture Complex with a screening of Reading MindsThis powerful short film shares the inspiring work of Project Read—the adult literacy program of the San Francisco Public Library—and the experiences of two adult learners. (2008, 5 min.)

plus Intersection for the Arts's resident theater company, Campo Santo
sharing Open Process showings from the upcoming Block by Block, featuring Carlos Aguirre and Ricky Saenz

July 29
Red Poppy Art House presents Karamo Susso, a kora player from Mali. Audiences have been dazzled by the precision of Susso's hands as they flash up the strings, quickened by the passion and culture he articulates in gusts and expansions, and fascinated with the tangible history of his instrument. Susso is a regular feature at the Red Poppy Art House and is playing there Saturday, August 13. www.facebook.com/karamosusso www.myspace.com/karamosusso

The Filmmaker's Lounge with Kevin Epps and the African American Art & Culture Complex, featuring a new trailer of Epps's current project FAM BAM, a short documentary that provides a critical look into the structure of the black family in America, followed by Q&A

Intersection for the Arts's resident theater company, Campo Santo, sharing Open Process showings from the upcoming Block by Block, featuring Carlos Aguirre and Ricky Saenz with Alejandro Acosta and Tanya Orellana
plus Inheritance: mixed-media works in progress by Todd T. Brown exploring a contemporary interweave of human histories and the identification of self.

 

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Join us again this fall when the Artist Fellows premiere their projects, including an original production by Campo Santo, directed by Sean San José; FAM BAM, a new documentary on the black family by Kevin Epps; and performances and paintings by Todd T. Brown. 

Open Studios: Saturdays and Sundays, 1–5 p.m. View works-in-progress, including Inheritance: an exhibition of mixed-media works by Todd T. Brown.

For more information on the Artist Fellows and their projects, visit the website and blog
Ticket Information

The Kimball Education Gallery is open during specified Open Studio hours, and admission is free.

Sponsor

Special thanks to our collaborating partners Red Poppy Art House, the African American Art and Culture Complex, and Intersection for the Arts. This project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund.

The James Irvine Foundation

Contact Information
Andrea Martin