What: Uncommon Cultures Panel Discussion for I Live Here: SF
When: November 20, 2pm – 4pm
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery (934 Brannan St, between 8th and 9th)
Who: Mark Bittner, Meli Burgueno, Valerie Coleman, Mary Jane Dorazi, Morgan Fitzgibbons, Jose-Luis Meija, Rick Prelinger, Colleen Rivecca, Wardell the Wonder and moderated by Julie Michelle
This Saturday SOMArts’ exhibit, I Live Here:SF, will host a lively discussion between some of artist Julie Michelle’s best-known collaborators, who have earned recognition in some of San Francisco’s unique and lesser-known cultural communities. Share your San Francisco pride for homegrown cultures and communities and join them from 2pm to 4pm in the Main Gallery.
Uncommon Cultures panelists:
- Mark Bittner is a writer and star of the award-winning documentary film The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
- Meli Burgueno is a cyclist, fashion and coffee blogger (Bikes and the City).
- Valerie Coleman is a ILHSF show sponsor and advocate for senior housing in underrepresented neighborhoods.
- Mary Jane Dorazi is a retired city worker and third-generation San Franciscan.
- Morgan Fitzgibbons is founder of the alternative political party, the Wigg Party.
- Joseph Harris is winner of the National Yo-yo Competition (watch video).
- Jose-Luis Mejia is a youth advocate and producer for Conscious Youth Media Crew.
- Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and founder of the Prelinger Archives, a collection of 60,000 ephemeral and amateur films acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002. Winner of the Bay Area Guardian Goldie 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, along with wife Megan Prelinger, the Prelingers continue their work at an appropriation-friendly reference library, the Prelinger Library, in SF. During the Uncommon Cultures artist talk Prelinger will also be discussing his film Lost Landscapes of San Francisco Vol. 4, which is concurrently on display in the SOMArts video annex as part of the exhibition.
- Colleen Rivecca is an advocate for homeless issues.
- Wardell the Wonder is a longtime Fillmore resident and artist/ambassador.