What: Performing Community exhibition opening reception
When: Friday, July 6, 6–9pm, SF Rock Project performance at 7pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: Free admission
How is community built and practiced? In Performing Community, curators Laura Poppiti and Kara Q. Smith connect artists with audiences to explore and inform community building and creative placemaking in SOMA, San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, July 6–July 28. The curators were selected for one of four Commons Curatorial Residencies taking place at SOMArts Cultural Center in 2011–12.
Exhibiting artists Susan Greene, Marlon Sagana Ingram (MSI), Kitsch House, Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) and Network of Daily Experience (NODE) will activate SOMA’s communities through pre-partying, street healing, and interactive installations which educate and engage gallery visitors by presenting various histories of SOMA and allowing for community contributions to these ever-developing narratives.
Join the artists & curators of Performing Community for the opening reception and witness a special performance at 7pm by talented youth rockers from the San Francisco Rock Project, a group featured in the exhibition through a project by the Mobile Arts Platform.
Click here to learn about Performing Community and for in-depth descriptions of other works on view and additional events as part of the exhibition.
About The San Francisco Rock Project
The San Francisco Rock Project was born in June 2010, when a long-standing San Francisco-based music school’s closure was announced and the families could not find another program to meet their needs. The community rapidly established San Francisco Rock Project as a nonprofit corporation.
As a nonprofit, all proceeds from business operations and fundraising are returned to the program, whether that means assisting with scholarships and tuition assistance, providing our staff members with benefits, purchasing better equipment for our students, or any other measures that will strengthen our program and our local community.