May
18
7:00 PM19:00

KSW Presents "I'm Here to Do Everything but Fall in Love"

Friday May 18, 2018 7-9:30pm  Arc Gallery and Studios 1246 Folsom St. SF, CA      

Pre-sale $8 | Door $12 | Supporter $20 (comes with reserved seating) kswpresents07.eventbrite.com

Curated by Michelle Lin and Kazumi Chin

This May, KSW Presents “I’m Here To Do Everything But Fall In Love” in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission, a reading featuring Lisa D. Gray, Kirin Khan, Ploi Pirapokin, and Jasmine H. Wade as they share works exploring love—love for their partners, lovers, communities, and themselves—in relationship to racism, intra-racism, colorism, and alienation. The title of this event comes from a line in Ploi Pirapokin's manuscript in progress, Extraordinary Alien.

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May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Betweenscapes

A new exhibition presented by API Cultural Center SF and co-presented by Kearny Street Workshop

Curated by Kathy Zarur and Roula Seikaly

SOMArts SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Opening Reception: May 3 (6-9pm), Closing Reception: May 24 (6-9pm)

What lies in the space between colonial power and indigenous resistance, diaspora and homeland, us and them, here and there? Betweenscapes presents the work of 12 artists that visualizes the in-between as a site of criticality, addressing unresolved histories and posing questions about colonialism, migration, and transnational solidarity.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Michael Arcega
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Sarah Farahat
Henry Francisco
Anahita Hekmat
Robin Lasser + Adrienne Pao
Means of Exchange
Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
Bonny Nahmias
Eric Nodora
Susana Eslava Saenz
Azin Seraj

USAAF 2018 | FESTIVAL RECEPTION

The event on May 3 is the official reception for the 2018 United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF): Regenerative Community. Betweenscapes kicks off a series of arts events featuring the creative works of API artists in the SF Bay Area. 

SOMARTS GALLERY HOURS

Tuesday–Friday
noon–7:00 p.m.

Saturday
noon–5:00 p.m.

*Artwork by Rea Lynn de Guzman

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

#KSW45 Building Legacies: 45 Years of Art and Resistance

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Hilton Hotel, hosted by the Chinese Culture Center (CCC)
750 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Parking information

VIP Dinner and Dessert Program $50 | $40 (early bird): 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Meet the artists, dinner prepared by Sita Bhaumik of People's Kitchen Collective, KSW award presentation. Reception included.

Dessert Program $30 | $25 (early bird): 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Jessica Hagedorn in discussion with Bernice Yeung, special performance by Ruby Ibarra

A limited number of early bird tickets are available until February 28, 2018.

TICKETS

KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF COMMUNITY, ART, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

VIP DINNER | WINE + DESSERT | A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA HAGEDORN |45 YEARS OF COMMUNITY & ART
Come celebrate 45 years of radical history with the Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), the oldest Asian Pacific American (APA) multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.

Building Legacies: 45 Years of Art and Resistance will include a VIP dinner, a reception where all attendees can enjoy dessert and a conversation between renowned novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn and award-winning journalist Bernice Yeung, plus a special performance by Bay Area rising star, rapper and poet, Ruby Ibarra. During the evening, we will also be honoring a contemporary APA artist who has contributed to KSW and exemplifies our core values rooted in social justice and cultural activism. This unique evening event is hosted by the Chinese Culture Foundation 750 Kearny Street, just a block away from the International Hotel, where KSW started.

During these politically charged times, KSW’s work remains more critical than ever. We continue to support a diverse range of powerful voices within the APA community. Over the years, we have supported emerging and established artists, including MacArthur-award-winning musician Vijay Iyer, San Francisco Poet Laureate Janice Mirikitani, and celebrated comedian Ali Wong. KSW’s history is rooted in the post-civil rights, women’s, counter-culture, and Third World liberation movements of the 1960s and ‘70s. Come support and just us for this special evening, and help us shape what the next 45 years will look like for KSW.

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Mar
19
1:30 PM13:30

APAture GPC Kick-Off Meeting

APAture 2018 GPC Kick-off Meeting
March 25, 12-3pm
(optional) Info Session March 11, 12-1pm
Arc Gallery & Studios
1246 Folsom St. (btw 8th and 9th) SF (Near Civic Center BART)

APAture returns on October 19, 2018 and YOU can help put together Kearny Street Workshop's annual multi-disciplinary festival for emerging Asian Pacific American artists. This is a unique opportunity for developing organizers, curators, and arts appreciators to shine a light on the multitude of talent that is coming out of our various communities.

You'll be in on every step of the process from inception to jurying to curation to the final presentation. You'll get to meet some amazing people, learn new skills, and help your fellow artists take the next step in their artistic career. 

We believe that art is a communal process. There isn't just the art we make but the art of making the space it inhabits. Come see what that's all about!

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Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Kearny Street Workshop at BAMPFA: Evolving Legacies

BAMPFA is helping us celebrate our forty-fifth anniversary with artist and former KSW Director Nancy Hom presenting a new mandala project with imagery collected from the extended KSW community, speaking to the different eras of the organization. Hear stories, see pieces from the rich KSW archive of screen-printed posters, and enjoy a performance by multidisciplinary band Jyun Jyun Show.

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Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

KSW Presents Bao Phi and Thi Bui

Event Information

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 7:30PM

Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Early Bird$8 Pre-sale $10 Door $12 Supporter $20 Year Pass $50

Co-presented by DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network)

KSW Presents kicks off the new year in a major way! We're bringing together superstar author & poet, Bao Phi, and one of the most talked about graphic novelists in the past year, Thi Bui, for a special reading, followed by a discussion, moderated by DVAN founder, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, to talk about their new books, Thousand Star Hotel and The Best We Could Do, along with their collaboration on the children's book, A Different Pond!

Bao Phi is an award winning author of two poetry collections, Song I Sing and Thousand Star Hotel, both positively reviewed by the New York Times, and one children's book, A Different Pond, which received six starred reviews and made several "Best Of" lists including Kirkus and Shelf Awareness. He is the Program Director of Events and Awards at the Loft Literary Center. A refugee from Vietnam and raised in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis, he is a father and a single co-parent.

Thi Bui is a writer, artist, and former public school teacher. Her graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017) has received critical acclaim and is a national bestseller. She came to the U.S. as a refugee in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and continues to advocate for refugees and immigrants today

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

KSW Holiday Re/Mix

SAVE THE DATE! Because it's that time of the year, again, where we get to say thank you for supporting KSW this year and every one of our 45 years of existence (#KSW45)! Come join us on December 1st for our annual reunion/mixer. We got some local vendors ready to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping, our "get stuffed" potluck, DJs, performances, volunteer appreciation, and, of course, APA Santa.

Vendors: Kristian Kabuay, Heavenly Soap Company, Nature as Muse, BRWNGRLZ, Tamiko Sidore

Desserts by Little Spoon Creamery

and a special performance by Genesis Fermin!

We try to keep the potluck a little orderly, if you are bringing a dish or want to see what's needed, please go here: bit.ly/holidayremix17

And if you can't make it or you just want to show your support for KSW, choose the donation option!

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Oct
22
1:30 PM13:30

IWL Final Reading and Chapbook Release

Kearny Street Workshop, in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum, presents Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL), a three-month, multi-genre master class for local writers of color scheduled for summer 2017. IWL is a unique program that challenges emerging writers to explore and develop their writing skills across multiple genres. On October 22, join us to celebrate the conclusion of the program with readings from the anthology. 

Learn more about Kearny Street Workshop: https://www.kearnystreet.org/ 

Free with museum admission. For more information:http://www.asianart.org/regular/interdisciplinary-writers-lab

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Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

xMONDAYS (four classes) August 7th - August 28th 2017 | 7-9pm
Arc Gallery & Studios
1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

TUITION: $125 (Early Bird) $150 (After July 21)
REGISTER: http://www.kearnystreet.org/ksworkshop-3/
** If the class does not meet the minimum number of registered students, it will be canceled.**

Back by popular demand, we're presenting another round of “Storytelling for artists, scientists, businesspeople, nerds, performers, and even shy people.” Who should take this? Anyone who has to pitch (themselves, a product, or service), perform, present, talk in public, or persuade/sell/impact others through stories and the art of telling stories. Note: priority given to APIA-identified attendees and POC-identified attendees, although this workshop is open to any and all people

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

MONDAYS (four classes) August 7th - August 28th 2017 | 7-9pm
Arc Gallery & Studios
1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

TUITION: $125 (Early Bird) $150 (After July 21)
REGISTER: http://www.kearnystreet.org/ksworkshop-3/
** If the class does not meet the minimum number of registered students, it will be canceled.**

Back by popular demand, we're presenting another round of “Storytelling for artists, scientists, businesspeople, nerds, performers, and even shy people.” Who should take this? Anyone who has to pitch (themselves, a product, or service), perform, present, talk in public, or persuade/sell/impact others through stories and the art of telling stories. Note: priority given to APIA-identified attendees and POC-identified attendees, although this workshop is open to any and all people

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

MONDAYS (four classes) August 7th - August 28th 2017 | 7-9pm
Arc Gallery & Studios
1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

TUITION: $125 (Early Bird) $150 (After July 21)
REGISTER: http://www.kearnystreet.org/ksworkshop-3/
** If the class does not meet the minimum number of registered students, it will be canceled.**

Back by popular demand, we're presenting another round of “Storytelling for artists, scientists, businesspeople, nerds, performers, and even shy people.” Who should take this? Anyone who has to pitch (themselves, a product, or service), perform, present, talk in public, or persuade/sell/impact others through stories and the art of telling stories. Note: priority given to APIA-identified attendees and POC-identified attendees, although this workshop is open to any and all people

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

MONDAYS (four classes) August 7th - August 28th 2017 | 7-9pm
Arc Gallery & Studios
1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

TUITION: $125 (Early Bird) $150 (After July 21)
REGISTER: http://www.kearnystreet.org/ksworkshop-3/
** If the class does not meet the minimum number of registered students, it will be canceled.**

Back by popular demand, we're presenting another round of “Storytelling for artists, scientists, businesspeople, nerds, performers, and even shy people.” Who should take this? Anyone who has to pitch (themselves, a product, or service), perform, present, talk in public, or persuade/sell/impact others through stories and the art of telling stories. Note: priority given to APIA-identified attendees and POC-identified attendees, although this workshop is open to any and all people

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Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

KSW Presents (July)

In July we're looking towards the future as we're putting the spotlight on APA artists age 18-22! Featuring performances by poets, Shivani Narang and Yujane Chen. We will also celebrate the opening of a new Office Gallery exhibition by Colin Kimzey. 

**just added** special performance by harpist and singer/songwriter Abigail Lim-Kimberg

Get your tickets now! kswpresent04.eventbrite.com
Pre-sale: $7 (general), $10 (reserved seats)
Door: $7 (student), $10 (general)
 

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