Russell Anthony Robles

A Celebration Of Life For Russell Anthony Robles, May 27, 2017

As a community organizer, cultural producer, photographer and teacher, Russell Anthony Robles was a critical figure in the advocacy and formation of SOMArts Cultural Center.  Come out and join the Robles family for a day of celebration in commemoration of the late Russell Robles …

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Sunshine Velasco in The Ramp Gallery, April 18–May 13, 2017

The Unveiling: Spiritual Invocations of Queer Femmes of Color evokes who you really are, the voice of your story, the different shades of your dreams, the truth of your everyday life. Sunshine Velasco’s lens captures the voices of those who share their …

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Shifting Movements Opening Reception, Thursday, May 4, 6–9 pm

We Did it for Yuri and Malcolm 2, Image courtesy of the Asian American Women Artists Association Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Shifting Movements: …

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The Global Street Dance Masquerade presents A Grand March at SOMArts, Saturday, May 6, 8–10pm

SOMArts is proud to partner with The Global Street Dance Masquerade to present A Grand March at SOMArts on Saturday, May 6. This site-specific dance performance is the culmination of Global Street Dance Masquerade Artistic Director Rashad Pridgen’s year-long residency at SOMArts …

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THIS COUNTS, an exhibition of thesis projects from Design & Fine Arts students at the University of San Francisco, May 18

THIS COUNTS, an exhibition of thesis projects from Design & Fine Arts students at the University of San Francisco. BA students in the Design & Fine Arts programs at complete a capstone course in which they create a comprehensive thesis project …

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Artist Interview: Christy Chan

                        Could you tell us more about the performance you did for the exhibit? I read an English-language book “backwards” to gallery guests using the traditional Chinese modality of …

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The Masquerade 4 Prince, April 29, 6:30–8 pm

  SOMArts is proud to partner with The Global Street Dance Masquerade to present A Masquerade 4 Prince on Saturday, April 29. Beginning at the Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market Street) at 6:30 pm, this site-specific dance, drag-memorial and creative offering will culminate with …

Jamil Hellu Art

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Artist Interview: Jamil Hellu

        “I”, 2016,  Jamil Hellu. Image courtesy of the artist.  Where and how did the idea for “I” originate? Although I am of Syrian descent, I did not learn Arabic growing up. With the war in Syria …