A Place of Her Own, Closing Reception & Community Potluck, Dec 10


A Place of Her Own closing celebration and community potluck, Thursday, December 10, 6:30–8:30pm, offers an opportunity for community celebration to recognize the journey of exhibiting artists as well as the journey of the exhibition’s community impact. The artists will be on hand to share the personal stories leading up to the creation of A Place of Her Own. The evening will feature a pop-up holiday artists’ market as well as live music from Caroline Cabading and the I-Hotel Jazztet, the house band of the International Hotel Manilatown Center, presenting both classic standards and new arrangements of modern favorites. Show your love and community appreciation by bringing a dish to share that represents you, your family, or your culture. To participate in the potluck, RSVP at placepotluck.eventbrite.com.


November 19–December 11, 2015
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm, Closed November 26-28 for Thanksgiving

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 19, 6–9pm
See the dreams of women brought to life through soul-inspiring sound sculpture, a forest of giant intuitive paintings, and an enormous landscape of hand-built chairs and ladders. Surrounded by art inspired by hope for the future, visitors are invited to join the journey through participation in three self-guided art-making workstations.

Artist-led Tour
Sunday, December 6, 1–4pm
Each artist will share the intimate story of her journey leading to the creation of A Place of Her Own. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions about anything that puzzles them or that has aroused their curiosity, as well as the opportunity to participate in three self-guided art-making workstations.

The exhibition and all related events take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th Streets), San Francisco, CA, 94103, unless otherwise noted. SOMArts is wheelchair/ADA accessible.


Curators & Artists:
Cynthia Tom (Lead Curator)
Manon Bogerd Wada
Irene Wibawa
Adrienne Yan
Maggie Yee

Curatorial Associates & Artists:
Susan Almazol
Sigi Arnejo
Reiko Fujii

Nancy Arvold
Rachel Endoso
Evangeline Iyemura
Marlene Iyemura
Sujung Min
Natalie Sacramento
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud
Sue Tom
Dechen Tsering
Hediana Utarti
Phuong Vuong
Laura Ming Wong

*Artist statements and bios are available here.

Image: “Knitting Together Community” (detail), Nancy Arvold, photo by Cris Matos.