KSW in July

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Here's a quick list of events for Kearny Street Workshop this July.

Intergenerational / Interdisciplinary Writers Lab Final Public Reading

Venue Name: Intersection for the Arts
Venue Address: 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact Phone #: (415) 503-0520
Admission: Free
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Description: A public reading by emerging writers from unique literary workshop with two of SF’s oldest interdisciplinary arts organizations. Twelve selected students will participate in workshops led by accomplished writers and artists Jewelle Gomez and Truong Tran, attend special exhibitions and performances, have the opportunity to perform/read work at a public event, and be published in online anthology.

Stand Up for APAture

Venue Name: KSW @ PariSoMa
Venue Address: 1436 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact Phone #: (415) 503-0520
Admission: $5-15 sliding scale at the door
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Description: We want to hear you laugh! Come to Stand Up for APAture, featuring hoboFish improv, Kamikaze Theory, stand-up comedians Josef Anolin and Edwin Li, plus musical parodies by Alexander Shen. You happy makes us happy! Proceeds benefit Kearny Street Workshop’s 11th annual APAture festival—the Bay Area’s biggest gathering of Asian Pacific American art.

Present Tense Biennial: Panel Discussion 2009

Venue Name: Chinese Culture Center
Venue Address: Hilton Hotel 3rd floor, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Contact Phone #: (415) 503-0520
Admission: Free
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: Join Present Tense artists, community partner organizations and exhibition curators for a casual and lively discussion about the goals, inspirations and challenges of the nine Chinatown storefront installations that are part of the exhibition. Among other topics, we will discuss the relationship between contemporary art, community building, and public space as a venue for the arts; the impact on artists, the community audience; and how exhibitions like Present Tense can bring new and provocative energy into the public scene. We invite artists and non-artists alike to participate the discussion in hopes of gauging community response to the Present Tense public art installations, as well as elaborating on the relationship between art, community enrichment and economic development.