Hey San Francisco! you’re totally invited!

What: Opening for i Live Here: SF exhibit

Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (btwn 8th and 9th)

When: November 5, 2010, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Who: Resident curator/ artist Julie Michelle and collaborators, Chris Rusak & Rick Prelinger, including many others

How much: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted

Share the spirit and fascinating layers of this city through the words and faces of those who live here! Join us for the opening night reception of I Live Here:SF at SOMArts Cultural Center. I Live Here:SF is an ongoing, open invitation for San Francisco residents to enjoy, participate in and share the many facets of life in this city with each others and the world at large.

Julie Michelle’s photographic portrait and storytelling series features over 170 portraits. This is the first retrospective of the series since it began in 2009. The exhibition will highlight a collection of photographic wall pieces along with large-scale sculptural installations.  Also included are works by collaborating San Francisco artist, Chris Rusak. Using text, Rusak expands the vision of the I Live Here:SF project by manipulating participants’ stories to demonstrate the inner structure of the city’s collective experience. His printmaking is a metaphor for the story-collecting process of photography.

In the gallery’s video annex space, I Live Here:SF will showcase Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 4, selections from the historic Prelinger Film Archive.

Silvi Alicvar and The Poetry Store (an I Live Here:SF portrait subject) will be onsite to create custom poetry: http://thepoetrystore.net/.

To RSVP for the opening reception, please register at http://iliveheresf.eventbrite.com.