The Friedkin/Haring Public Programs Community Advisory Group, 2014

The Friedkin/Haring Public Programs Community Advisory Group

To ensure that contemporary LGBT issues are addressed in our programming, FAMSF staff invited representatives from the GLBT Historical Society, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Gay and Lesbian Center of the San Francisco Public Library, and other representatives from these communities to join the conversation through an advisory group. Through the Friedkin/Haring Public Programs Community Advisory Group, we also seek to address a wider range of social issues, including civil rights and HIV/AIDS activism; art disciplines such as contemporary graffiti art and photography; and community goals. With this broader mission in mind, we invited participation from representatives of SOMArts Cultural Center, the African American Art and Culture Complex, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and Oakland Pride, along with local artists, educators, publishers, and activists. By working together, we believe the public events and activities we develop will heighten exposure to LGBT issues and maximize the impact of the Friedkin and Haring exhibitions on Bay Area communities. Learn more about programing for Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay and Keith Haring: The Political Line.

Advisory Committee, 2014

Marke Bieschke, Publisher, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Robert Bowen, Artist
Marjorie Bryer, Ph.D., Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society
Jody Colley, Publisher, East Bay Express
Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs
Hal Fischer, Photographer/educator
Mark Johnson, Gallery Director, SFSU
Steve Gibson, Director, Magnet Health Center
Melonie Green, Gallery 1307
Melorra Green, African American Art and Culture Complex
CJ Grossman, Artist and Art Teacher
Kate Gorrissen, Art Point Board Member
Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique, Visual Artist, Performance Artist and Faux Queen
Lex Leifheit, Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center
Lenore Chinn, Former Director, SF Queer Culture Center
Riley Manlapaz, Marketing Manager, 7 x 7
Rigo 23, Artist
Rudy Lemcke, Founder and Former Director SF Queer Culture Center
Dr. Richard Mann, Art History Professor, SFSU
Mark T. Ng, Wells Fargo
Ryan McKeel, Director of Marketing & Communications, SF Aids Foundation
Ramekon O'Arwisters, Artist
Jorge Portillo,  Jorge P (Hard French// Jorge P Productions), Creative Director, Producer, Experience Maker
Ron Rowell, CEO and Trustee, Common Counsel Foundation
Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean, Grace Cathedral
Negar Siadatnejad,  Artist
Kim Shuck, Poet, Activist, FAMSF Native American Program Advisory Committee
Gregory Stock, Illuminate the Arts
Gregory Sykes, Classical violinist and long-time member of the San Francisco LGBT community
Joel Tan, Director of Community Engagement, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Heather Tompkins, Papergirl SF and Klout
Rene Yañez, Artist and Curator, SomARTS
Rio Yañez, Artist and Curator, SomARTS
Tim Wilson, Librarian/Archivist, S.F. History Center and Gay & Lesbian Center, SFPL
Ariane Nalty Zewe, Art Point Board Member


Renee Baldocchi, Director of Public Programs
Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator
Sunny Green, Assistant Director of Member & Visitor Services
Stuart Hata, Director of Retail Operations
Emily Jennings, Manager of School and Teacher Programs
Clara Hatcher, Communications Associate
Maureen Keefe, Director of Marketing and Communications
Christopher Lentz, Senior Manager, Members and Visitor Services
Lisa Podos, Director of Strategic Projects
Sheila Pressley, Director of Education