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What Cannot Be Taken Away Closing Reception

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What Cannot Be Taken Away Closing Reception
Curated by: Evan Bissell

934 Brannan @ 8th
San Francisco, CA 94103
September 19th, 2010 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Closing
WEBSITE:  
http://www.somarts.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
PHONE:  
(415) 552-1770
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5; Administrative hours by appointment
TAGS:  
community, Prison, art painting
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the closing reception and artist walk through of our current exhibition, What Cannot Be Taken Away: Families and Prisons Project.

There are over seven million youth in this country with parents in the legal justice system. What Cannot Be Taken Away: Families and Prisons Project is a new exhibition of collaborative paintings with Evan Bissell and Community Works that share the experiences of eight individuals who have experienced this rupture in their own families. Resulting from eight months of intergenerational, creative dialogue between Bay Area youth who have incarcerated parents, and fathers who are currently incarcerated in San Francisco jail, the exhibition centers around eight life-size collaboratively designed and created portraits. The exhibition also includes interactive wall drawings, installation pieces, audio, documentation of the process and a dynamic workshop series.