3175 17th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday May 2012

Opening Reception, Free Family Arts Workshop, & Open Studios:
Saturday, May 12th, 5-8 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA– Root Division proudly presents New Growth 2012: Art Taking Shape, an exhibition of artwork made by students and instructors in our Youth Education Program. The opening reception, held on a Saturday from 5-8 pm, is free and open to the public. It will feature live performances by several Bay Area youth organizations, including Out of Site Center for Arts Education, Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza, The Golden Gate Philharmonic, and a special appearance by The Flat Broke Puppet Company. Throughout the evening there will be free hands-on art activities for the whole family, live screen-printing, face painting, and plenty of free healthy snacks & refreshments onsite.

The exhibition features creative endeavors in painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media made by elementary, middle, and high school students in our Youth Education Program, and this display is accompanied by artwork from our artist-instructors. In addition, we will host an Open Studios during this event, where many of our artist studios will be open to the public, offering visitors of all ages the opportunity to view the spaces as well as the completed and in-progress works by the 18 artists in our Studios Program.

Partner programs include:
Buena Vista Childcare,
Cesar Chavez Elementary,
Mission Education Center,
James Lick Middle School,
Seven Tepees Youth Program--Artist instructors include:
Maria Burr (Latino Teaching Artist Fellow)*,
Cathy Lu*,
Natalie Christine,
Rachelle Reichert*,
Angie Crabtree*,
Jenny Salomon*,
John Fischer,
Owen Schuh*,
Dana Hemenway*,
Sarah Warshaw,
Brian King,
Raymond Wong*
(* Root Division Studio Artist)--Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $1- 20
Exhibition Dates: May 9th-18th, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6pm (or by appointment).

Contact: Amy Cancelmo
[email protected]

Added by rootdivision on April 12, 2012

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