Radical Relief: Community Meeting and Potluck

You’re invited!   Kid friendly, all inclusive.  Hayes Valley Neighborhood Assn Community Meeting is tonight at Hayes Valley Clubhouse/Playground at corner of Buchanan and Hayes.  HVAW exhibiting artist Matthew Kowalski is featured in a discussion of “Radical Relief.”

HVNA Radical Relief Community Meeting - Animals welcomeWe will be discussing the two main themes of his life story in a panel discussion: Part 1 on Homeless issues, Part 2 – Matt Kowalski Part 3 – Community Art in Hayes Valley.

Matthew Kowalski bridges the discussion of homelessness into art, as he spent 27 years homeless in San Francisco, and now is a homeowner, thriving community member, artist, author, and Recovery counselor. He will share his story and Hayes Valley Art Works & Art on Site arts events coming up in August with his work. We’ll also be discussing the great new projects of Art on Site and Art Trail SF and Hayes Valley Art Works. There is a lot on the agenda so we are hoping to keep things moving along briskly!

We will have a community potluck from 6-7, then the meeting will be 7-8:30

Details:

07/25/19  

6:00-7:00pm Community Potluck and Art Making in the courtyard

  • Earl Speas| Paintings & HVAW community sketchbook
  • Dena Emmerson | Upcycled material craft project
  • Matthew Kowalski | Radical Relief
  • Mr. Sushi | Live music 

7:00–7:10pm – Intro:  Radical Relief: A Conversation on Art, Homelessness, and Community

  • Barbara “Babs” Early | HVNA and Hayes Valley Art Works

7:10–7:30pm – Panel discussion on homelessness in San Francisco

  • Meghan Freeback | Project Homeless Connect
  • Rich Watson | Lava Mae
  • Nick Ferris and Rachel Rodrigues | Citizens Collective

7:30–7:45pm – The Art of Radical Relief

  • Matthew Kowalski | Multimedia Artist (formerly homeless), Author, Recovery Counselor 

7:45–8:00pm – Panel discussion on community art in Hayes Valley & beyond

  • Darcy Brown | Art on Site
  • David Kriozere | Art Trail SF
  • Barbara Early and Stephen Santamaria  | Hayes Valley Art Works

8:00–8:25pm – Questions and discussion

 

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SFAC’s Passport 2018 comes to Hayes Valley Art Works

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Sunday, October 21, 12-4pm
Passport Artist: René Yañez
Please stop by Hayes Valley Art Works to get a unique stamp created by artist René Yañez.  HVAW is hosting artist René Yañez’s stamp as part of SFAC’s Passport 2018 series, now in its final year. 

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René Yañez was an artist, curator and producer who lived and worked in San Francisco. A founder and former Artistic Director of Galería de la Raza, Yañez was one of the first curators to introduce the contemporary concept of Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the United States. Active as both a visual and performing arts curator, he  curated numerous exhibitions including “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge.” Until his last day he remained a strong role model and vital cultural force in the San Francisco arts community.”

Rene’s stamp will be administered by his son and artist Rio Yanez. 

More about Passport 2018 from SFAC‘s website: 

Passport is SFAC Galleries’ signature event that puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public! Local artists will be stationed in venues throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center and Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook.

Walking throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from emerging and established Bay Area artists while discovering small businesses in the neighborhood.   (continue reading about Passport here)

I want to go! How do I get a Passport?

Step 1: Purchase your passport for $25 here. Passports will also be available for purchase the day of the event at Passport Home Base (Patricia’s Green) and at Passport Outpost (SFAC Galleries). Only official Passport 2018 notebooks will be eligible to receive stamps.  passpowrt image

Step 2: Pick up your Passport and event map at Home Base/Will Call (Patricia’s Green) between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 come rain or shine.

Step 3: Follow the Passport map to local businesses where artists will be waiting to stamp your passport with an original artwork.

Step 4: Allow 3-4 hours to complete the route. Bring sunscreen and plan to shop and eat along the way!

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FREE EVENT: Mid-Summer Art Party: Make Art! Sip Wine!  & Volunteer for HVAW! Sunday, August 12, 1-5 PM

Make Art with internationally known artist Todd Young and political artist David Duckworth 
Join us for a fun mid-summer art making and refreshments as we celebrate the Summer Pop-Up exhibition — sign up to volunteer at Hayes Valley Art Works!

Learn some of the secrets of internationally know artist Todd Young as he leads visitors in making butterflies from feathers and bees from secret ingredients!  Later,  David Duckworth will demonstrate brush and ink techniques, with watercolor. And a surprise guest may join us to teach tie-dye techniques!

1-3:  Todd Young, Bee and Butterfly making
3-5: David Duckworth demonstrates ink and watercolor techniques

Artist Todd Young unveils his new piece, “All Natural Ingredients” – he will teach us how to make the butterflies and bees that populate the piece.

Free, donations welcome.  All ages.

“All Natural Ingredients,” mixed media, 2018, Todd Young (artist pictured to right of piece)

FREE EVENT: The Art of Ikebana: Celebration and Party – Free to all Sunday, July 1st, 1-3 pm

Please join us from 1-3 pm in the garden for a celebration of our one year anniversary at our site on Octavia.  Advanced floral designers Tisha Kenny, Kathy Chen, and Kazuko Yoshida will demonstrate artful arrangements, using plants from our garden.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Participatory Art Workshop with Sonja Hinrichsen – Saturday, May 21st

Participants of all ages are invited to join local artist Sonja Hinrichsen for an interactive workshop to create a piece of public art to be displayed at Hayes Valley Art Works.

“I hope that my works help arouse appreciation and consciousness for the natural world. Modern society is becoming increasingly disconnected from nature. I believe, however, that for a successful future of humanity it is essential that we re-gain a greater awareness of our planet’s life and tune ourselves in with the natural world, understand it better and take better stewardship thereof.”

Learn more about Sonja’s work at www.sonja-hinrichsen.com

Space will be limited, and registration will open on Thursday, May 12th.  More details will be available at that time – stay tuned!

Register on Eventbrite →


Participatory Art Workshop with Sonja Hinrichsen  
Details 

Dates: Saturday, May 21st, 1-5pm
Event Category: Community Events, Workshops
Register on Eventbrite →

Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map →

With the help of Abuntoo, a new fundraising platform where donors can pick rewards offered by a local business as a thank-you gift, we are launching a month-long campaign to raise $3,000 for a new project for the site, ‘A Walk Through Time’, which will combine art with an interactive narrative history of Hayes Valley.  To support the project and to receive rewards from local businesses like CityRide Bike Rentals, visit Abuntoo at www.abuntoo.io.

Hayes Valley Throw Down – May 21 & May 22

We are presenting a special all day wheel throwing demo and real time ceramic sale in support of upcoming arts programing at Hayes Valley Art Works.

Come watch professional potters make beautiful functional items on the wheel, and if you like anything you can purchase it and pick it up once it’s fired. You are also invited to get your hands dirty in our drop-in hand building studio, and for a donation can get your work fired too. Bring the kids, bring the crafty, and bring a picnic to hang out awhile.

Participating Potters:
Jessica Niello
Amanda Kennedy
Emma Spertus
Andrea Hurley

RSVP on Eventbrite →

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Ceramic Throwdown!  
Details 

Dates: Saturday, May 21st, 10am-5pm & Sunday, May 22nd, 9am-12pm
Event Category: Community Events
RSVP on Eventbrite →

Venue 

Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map →

With the help of Abuntoo, a new fundraising platform where donors can pick rewards offered by a local business as a thank-you gift, we are launching a month-long campaign to raise $3,000 for a new project for the site, ‘A Walk Through Time’, which will combine art with an interactive narrative history of Hayes Valley.  To support the project and to receive rewards from local businesses like CityRide Bike Rentals, visit Abuntoo at www.abuntoo.io.