Open for Making : A Residency for Creativity

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Open for Making : A Residency for Creativity
Curated by: Paul Butler, Joyce Grimm

3041 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
January 10th, 2009 - February 8th, 2009



January 10th: Meet at Mission Playground (19th and Valencia) at 11am

Saturday, January 10th Facilitators: Joshua Kit Clayton (ambiguous scenarios with a video camera), Kenneth Lo (basketball), Michael Hunter (acting exercises), and Sarah Barnard (yoga-meditation)

Open for Making is an open residency program that will take place at Triple Base Gallery every Saturday for five weeks. Participation is open and those who choose to take part can attend one or all of the five consecutive Saturday residencies starting on January 10th. This will be an all day event and every part of the day will be essential. Many of us would love to be able to attend a residency program but may not be able to do so at this time for some reason, whether it be financial or commitments to job or family. The goal of these residencies is to create an inspiring and productive environment for creative thinking - even if only for one day. Each day will be organized with varied programs and special guests from the community.

A typical day may start with a game of kickball in a local park followed by a meditation/relaxation method. Afterwards, there will be a special guest from the community that will introduce a new idea or way of thinking which will be followed by an open platform for creating - whether it is clay, painting, textiles or music.

Triple Base Co-Director Joyce Grimm recently traveled to The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and met with Paul Butler, an artist and curator from Winnipeg. Butler was the Director of the Creative Residency Reverse Pedagogy at Banff in November, 2008. Together Grimm and Butler have created the first residency program for Triple Base starting this January. This innovative residency program has been molded from their experiences in art school, working directly with practicing artists, and embracing new fields of study and alternative teaching models.

Open for Making will be by donation