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Maria Jenson in SF Chronicle

SOMArts Welcomes New Executive Director

Maria Jenson admires the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)’s exhibition “RESISTANCE,” on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery. Photo credit: Michael Macor, San Francisco Chronicle. After an extensive executive search conducted by SOMArts’ Board of Directors with valuable input from …

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Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, July 23, 2016

One-night-only, Saturday, July 23, 2016, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 22 artists, and digital and cinematic projections and multimedia installations by 44 artists. The galleries open at 8:30pm and …

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The Black Woman is God, July 7–August 17, 2016

Curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green, The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming That God Code celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, …

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Dom Empire in The Ramp Gallery, July 14–August 6, 2016

Blackbird is the visual story that accompanies the coming musical story of the same name. It is the story of self-mastery, the journey of becoming one’s highest self through recognition of potential, through the emotional work it takes to transform, …

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Baruch Porras-Hernandez hosts The News, August 2, 2016

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in …

"The Routine of Forgetting" by Julz Hale Mary

Night Light Artist Interview: Julz Hale Mary

“The Routine of Forgetting” by Julz Hale Mary 1. Is there a specific way you want viewers to interact/react to your artwork, and what kind of relationship do you wish them to have with your piece? I hope they interact …

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Artist Interview: Latisha Baker

“Mission Accomplished” by Latisha Baker. Pyrography & acrylic on reclaimed wood. What did your process look like for this particular body of work? Was it different than your usual process? I am primarily interested in the plight of Black women, …

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Artist Interview: Nicole Dixon

“Tehuti’s Conquest” by Nicole Dixon. Image courtesy of the artist. How do the different mediums you use, and the combination of them, play into the message you are trying to get across with your work? I believe all different mediums …