What: Art Auction to ‘Free All Three’
When: Saturday, January 29th, 7pm auction, music, food, drinks
10:30pm live performance
Where: SOMArts, 934 Brannan St @8th
More info: http://artforssj.tumblr.com/
Over 80 artists have donated work to raise funds for the “Free the Hikers” campaign. On July 31, 2009, Iranian forces detained Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal for illegal entry while they were enjoying a recreational hike in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. The three are teachers, peace-activists, writers and UC Berkeley graduates. Bauer and Fattal are still in detention, Shourd was released on humanitarian grounds.
The event will auction art of all media, but will feature fine art and documentary photography. Musical performances will be throughout the night. Food and alcohol will be available.
Featured artists include: Mimi Chakrova, Taj Rorer, Roberto ear Guerra, Ken Light, LUCEO photo collective, Susan Meiselas, Lianne Milton, Mark Murrmann, Alec Soth, Marianne Bland, Mark Brecke, Teresa Camozzi, Andreina Davila, Eric Drooker, Matt Gonzalez, Shane Keena, Wendy Macnaughton and Hilary Williams. Preview art and bid at http://artforssj.tumblr.com/. To learn more visit freethehikers.org.