News

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 …

The News: “Speaking Of…NIGGA.” a collected/collective conscious of Black Folk, June 7

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 …

Hotcomb The Masquerade

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, …

APICC Resistance

APICC Presents Resistance, May 6-26, 2016

Kicking off Asian Pacific Heritage Month and the United States of Asian America Festival with a group visual arts exhibition and performances in San Francisco. Resistance, a multidisciplinary visual arts exhibition presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), …

StyleREBORN 2016 Student Fashion Show

StyleREBORN 2016 Student Fashion Show, Jun 11

Visionary student designers display the bebirth of style in contemporary fashion collections at 2016 fashion show, presented by The Art Institute of California- San Francisco

Queeriosity 2016

Youth Speaks presents Queeriosity: Answering our Ancestors, Jun 18

Youth Speaks presents Queeriosity, an annual spoken word and performance event dedicated to young people who are reshaping the conversations about sexuality, identity, and community.

MODEFA RUNWAY 2016

Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala, Jul 9

For the third year running, Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala is bringing it’s exciting melange of ethnically inspired haute couture from around the world, to San Francisco’s SOMArts Cultural Center. The all-day cross-cultural event, blends cutting-edge global fashion, with live …

KatieDorame

Katie Dorame in The Ramp Gallery, April 19–May 14, 2016

This work reconfigures history by blending the troubled legacy of colonialism with Hollywood revealing how fiction, fantasy and horror have shaped American culture. In Dorame’s narrative paintings and drawings, characters and storylines are inspired by history books, anthropological field notes, …