API Outreach in The Ramp Gallery, September 4–25

What: Violence In the Community Through Our Eyes by API Legal Outreach’s Youth Advisory Council

When: September 4–September 25, 2012

Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th)

This summer API Legal Outreach’s Youth Advisory Council and local artist Leland Wong worked extensively with eight Bay Area high school to college-aged youth to address the history of violence in their communities. The artists include Jeff Au-Yeung, Maily Diep, Tommy Giang, Kevin Ho, Benny Huang, Michelle Willis, and Silvia Xie. Each artist designed and screen-printed a piece highlighting their personal reflections on violence. Their visions address their personal experiences as well as the impact of violence on a global scale.

With the help of Wong’s expertise in screen-printing, these young adults learned new artistic tools to spread awareness of violence in their immediate communities and considered art as a medium for engaging contemporary issues.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.)

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space in the SOMArts lobby, accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email gallery@somarts.org. You can visit The Ramp gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Pictured Above: Your Worst Own Enemy, 2012 by Kevin Ho