Opening Reception for Auto(SOMA)tic: Creative Responses to the SOMA, May 1


What: Opening Reception for Auto(SOMA)tic: Creative Responses to the SOMA

When: Thursday, May 1, 6–9pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free admission

This spring Kearny Street Workshop facilitated an exploration through performance, drawing, and writing the little-known histories and back alleyways that make up the South of Market, a uniquely San Franciscan neighborhood, at a critical juncture of its present and future. As part of Kearny Street’s programming series Auto(SOMA)tic, a free, 6-session drawing workshop was held at SOMArts and taught by artist Jenifer K. Wofford.

Join the graduates of these recently completed workshops in drawing and short story writing as they unveil new work inspired by investigations into SOMA’s evolving history, ecology, and landscape. The event features live readings and an art exhibition.

Featured Artists: Sita Bhaumik, Christina Cai, Leonard Chan, Ka Yan Cheung, Megan Cohen, Carrie Donovan, Purva Dandona, Jacqueline Francis, Rex Leonowicz, Riana Lum, Allan S. Manalo, Robert Marquez, Melissa Nguyen, Melanie Pace, Michelle Peckham, Ilinica Popescu, Kay Rodrigues, Charles Stewart, Rose Tully

Live Readings: Leonard Chan, Megan Cohen, Carrie Donovan, Purva Dandona, Robert Marquez, Kay Rodrigues

The drawing workshop was co-presented by SOMArts as part of its Studio Series— hands-on classes and workshops offered by resident organizations who take a self-sustaining approach to building community and providing resources, access and education around a particular craft or media. This event is co-presented by Shaping San Francisco and SOMArts.