Speak Your Peace Closing Reception & Panel Discussion

What: Speak Your Peace closing reception & artist panel discussion

When: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6–9pm, curatorial walk-through at 6:30pm, panel discussion at 7pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free admission

The group exhibition Speak Your Peace brings together Bay Area-based painters, digital, video and installation artists ranging in age, ethnicity and nationality to explore intercultural communication and social justice and propose new iconographies of peace through visual art.

The closing is the final opportunity to view the exhibition, and features a 6:30pm walk-through of the exhibition by curator Justin Hoover, as well as a 7pm panel discussion. Moderated by cultural anthropologist Tressa Berman, founder of the Institute for Inter-Cultural Practice, the panel discussion brings together a group of artists whose unique cultural perspective on peace are represented in the exhibition.

Panelists include artists Ala Ebtekar, Clinton Fein, Taraneh Hemami and Richard Kamler, whose Seeing Peace project inspired the curatorial concept for the exhibition.

Poet Silvi Alcivar, who teaches classes to an exhibiting group of literary artists, will facilitate an interactive poetry exercise for the audience. Featured in the exhibition are works created in Institute on Aging arts classes led by Silvi Alcivar from The Victorian Manor Poets in collaboration with Creative Arts Charter School, Coronet Center Philosopher Poets and 30th Street Poetas.

Pictured: “The Last Supper” by Richard Kamler