Events

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The Black Woman is God, July 20–August 26, 2017

Co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution is a group visual art exhibition with free admission celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new …

Day of the Dead 2016

Calling artists for Día de los Muertos 2017

Now in its 18th year, SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition co-curated by father and son Rene and Rio Rañez, is one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Over the years, this …

Marissa Arterberry

The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 20, 6pm–midnight

Marissa Arterberry, “Kreation Funkstress,” Acrylic paint, oil pastel, and glitter on canvas, 2014. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 20, 6pm–midnight, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the …

Yasmin Sayyed

The Black Woman is God Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, July 22, 1–4 pm

The Black Woman is God exhibiting artist Yasmin Sayyed, “Complicated, lovely Sisters,” Acrylic on canvas. 2016. SOMArts, the California Digital Library and Art Practical present a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in conjunction with The Black Woman is God exhibition to raise the online visibility …

KiaLaBeija

The Queer Cultural Center presents From Self to #Selfie, June 3–30, 2017

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) as part of the 2017 National Queer Arts Festival, From Self to #Selfie will open on Saturday, June 3. Curated by artistic director Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance/video …

Queer Comics Expo 2017 featuring Irene Koh (Legend of Korra)

2017 Queer Comics Expo features Legend of Korra Artist Irene Koh

The fourth annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) will take place on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. Spend the weekend discovering new comics, going to thought provoking panels and meeting creators in this intimate …

Night Light 2016

Calling Artists for Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival, Submissions due June 13, 2017

SOMArts Seeks Artists for Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival About Night Light SOMArts Cultural Center seeks artists of color to exhibit in the two-night, large-scale exhibition, Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival, on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and …

Urban X Indigenous

URBAN x INDIGENOUS III: Keep Pushin’ remixes Hip Hop and indigenous cultures for the community, June 11, 2017

URBAN x INDIGENOUS (UxI)* is an intercultural art collective centered on providing an intergenerational and multidisciplinary framework for uplifting narratives of hxstorically marginalized communities. For its third installment, URBAN x INDIGENOUS III: Keep Pushin’ will celebrate the resilience of our …