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Headlands Open House Sunday

Thursday, 14 October 2010 13:10

Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin is hosting their Fall 2010 Open House this Sunday, Oct 17th. Ever been up there? Besides all the great arting that takes place, the campus is set just north over the Golden Gate Bridge in the stunning Headland's National Park - Open House provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to meet Headlands' Fall 2010 AIRs, Affiliates, and Graduate Fellows. View works-in-progress in artists studios, attend performances and readings, eat a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall, and explore Headlands' nine-building campus situated in a National Park.
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Fall Open House

Sunday, October 17, Noon - 5PM
Headlands campus | Mess Hall Cafe Open | FREE Admission

Invite friends via the Facebook event page

Open House provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to meet Headlands' Fall 2010 AIRs, Affiliates, and Graduate Fellows. View works-in-progress in artists
studios, attend performances and readings, eat a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall, and explore Headlands' nine-building campus situated in a National Park.

In addition to visiting with AIRs in their studios, please join us for the following:

GYM: Music & Installation

12PM - 5PM (ongoing)
Musicians Joe Goldring and Kevin Thompson (AIRs '10) have mounted an interactive sound installation utilizing electric guitar feedback, organ, drums and the human voice into an ever-changing sheet of sound. Set up in Headlands Gym, a center of play, the installation offers itself as a sonic playground for the musician and non-musician alike.

EASTWING, 944: Dance & Performance / Readings / Video

12PM - 12:45PM
Amara Tabor-Smith and Sherwood Chin of Headmistress (AIRs '10) share work-in-progress material for the dance performance Labor is labor and there are two flavors and both of them are raw (working title). They will be joined by dancers lu-Hui Cha and Byb Chanel Bibene.

1PM - 2PM
Poets Judy Halebsky, Dana Teen Lomax, Denise Newman, Megan Pruiett (AFF '10), Sarah Rosenthal (AFF '10), Camille Roy, Maw Shein Win (AIR '06, AFF '10) and Erin Wilson will read from selected writings.

3:30PM - 4PM
Amara Tabor-Smith, Sherwood Chen, Eric Koziol of Headmistress (AIRs '10) and installation artist Jennilie Brewster (PS AIR '10) will present their collaborative video work Terra Incognita (working title). Guest artists include musician Ajayi Lumumba Jackson and costume designer Scatha Allison/miss velvet cream.

BASKETBALL COURT: Interactive Performance

Miguel Arzabe (GF '10) will host an interactive soccer performance on the Headlands basketball court in the field east of Building 944.

STUDIO 961: Music

Jon Raskin (AIR '10) will perform with his acclaimed outfit, Rova Saxophone Quartet, featuring fellow musicians Bruce Acley, Steve Adams and Larry Ochs. Rova has been performing together for over 25 years, specializing in post-bop, free jazz and avant-rock while incorporating musical styles from around the world.


Artists in Residence
Nate Boyce, film/new media (California)
Iris Charabi-Berggren, interdisiplinary (California)
John Chiara, visual (California)
Meng-Chin (Derrick) Huang, visual (Taiwan)
Anna Orlikowska, film/video (Poland)
Jon Raskin, music (California)
Paolo Salvagione, visual (California)
Amara Tabor-Smith, Sherwood Chen and Eric Koziol, dance/choreography/film (California)
Kevin Thomson & Joe Goldring, sound/music (California)

Tournesol Awardee
Jack Leamy, painting (California)

2010 - 2011 Graduate Fellows
Miguel Arzabe, visual, University of California, Berkeley
Johanna Barron, visual, University of California, Davis
Luke Damiani, sculpture, San Francisco State University
Chris Fraser, installation, Mills College
Jamil Hellu, photography, Stanford University
Josef Jacques, photography, California College of the Arts
Scott Polach, visual, San Francisco Art Institute

2010 Affiliate Artists
Sarah Barsness, visual
Leo Bersamina, visual
Colette Campbell-Jones, visual
Christy Chan, visual
Tyrone Davies, visual
Judy Halebsky, writing
Robin Johnston, visual
Helen Lee, visual
Tucker Nichols, visual (California)
Kristina Quinones, visual
Sarah Rosenthal, writing
Kimberly Rowe, visual
James Sansing, visual
Joshua Short, visual
Wayne Smith, visual/sound
Michele Theberge, visual
Marie Van Elder, visual
Maw Shein Win, writing

Holly Blake, visual

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

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FRENCH in Melbourne

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Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

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Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

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Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

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Sun Milk in Vienna

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"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

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The Albatross and the Shipping Container

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The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.

John Trippe, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

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High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels

"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

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Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.

Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

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"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

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"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

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Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

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Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

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John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.

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Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.