Photo by Cole Anetsberger
Gearing up for WritersCorps‘ Poetry Projection Project, a festival of short films based on youth writing, we sat down with this year’s festival juror H.P. Mendoza.
H.P. is a filmmaker, screenwriter, music composer, and actor, well known for his films: Colma: The Musical; San Francisco-based musical Fruit Fly; and more recently, horror movie I Am A Ghost, for which he was named Best Horror Director of 2012 by SF Weekly.
This article originally appeared in the SFAC April newsletter
In the episode of Deep Roots, we meet with William Rhodes, a furniture sculpture artist who is concurrently working with three of the four City-owned Cultural Centers. He is a teaching artist for the Dare to Dream youth arts program at Bayview Opera House and created an installation with his students for this year’s Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center. He also has the prestigious honor of being selected for a solo exhibition in the Sargent Johnson Gallery at African American Art and Culture Complex, on view through February 2013.
How did William arrive at his spiritual evolution into arts? Listen and find out!
This podcast was produced by the Community Arts and Education program at the San Francisco Arts Commission. The executive producer is Robynn Takayama.
Two years ago, we knew almost nothing about the palatial white facade going up on at 1025 Market Street. We heard rumors of saffron-robed monks shuffling in and out – and about a live stream flowing through the building. Now, the International Art Museum has been open for almost a year, revealing a surreal oasis on Central Market.
For 2 Blocks of Art, the museum opens its doors through 8 p.m. for folks to discover one of San Francisco’s newest cultural treasures. Catch Citizens Jazz performing outside of the museum on September 28, and Garrett Kobsef Trio performing on October 19.
Audio produced by Stephanie Foo
Research assistance from Pauline Bartolone
Produced by the San Francisco Arts Commission for The ARTery Project. Click here to see other episodes in the series or click here to have the stories delivered to your computer via iTunes.
Photo Courtesy of the SFPL
In this podcast, Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco’s new poet laureate, talks about his history as a poet and community activist, and his involvement with the acquisition of the building that is now Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. As the new poet laureate, Alejandro is charged with organizing events with various communities and youth at the San Francisco Public Library. Tune in to hear what else he has in store for his two-year tenure, and to hear one of his newest poems, “Mission Vision”.
This podcast was produced by Cristal Fiel for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Deep Roots series. The executive producer is Robynn Takayama. To hear more audio segments about art in our communities, please visit http://www.sfartscommission.org/deeproots
San Francisco Poet Laureate is a program of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Public Library
Thank you to Arts Commissioner John Calloway for use of his song, ‘Roll Call’ in the podcast.