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Brian Singer's Make America Great Again
Black & White Projects presents Tim Roseborough's Casual Cruelties. The installation compiles nine time-based vignettes looped continuously on three video screens. The scenes are played consecutively, but their ordering is unique to each respective screen. A “stockade” of plywood, screws, wing nuts and two more pole constructions, a triangular piece of flat wood and a black bench for seated viewing complete the installation.

Reception: June 17 @ noon
On View: June 16 to July 29
Artist: Tim Roseborough
Exhibit: Casual Cruelties
Gallery: Black & White Projects
Address: 2830 20th Street
Location: San Francisco, CA
Media Alliance will host a workshop on how to Get The Grant For Artists and Writers with the wonderful Lyzette Wanzer.

The workshop is open to writers and artists applying for project-based grants or residencies. Lyzette is a widely published fiction writer and essayist from San Francisco who has been awarded numerous grants and residencies.

Register Here: Media Alliance
Date: June 24, 10 am to 5 pm
Event: Get The Grant For Artists and Writers
Venue: Pacific Felt Factory
Address: 2830 20th Street
Location: San Francisco, CA
Printmaker Jon Fischer and composer Danny Clay will present Turntable Drawings, an evening of interactive installation and performance pieces centered on original fabricated records, at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.

Fischer and Clay's live performances include:
Turntable Drawing No. 6 – for three turntables, piano and guitar
Turntable Drawing No. 8 [premiere] – for eight turntables without records
Turntable Drawing No. 20 – for three saxophones and three turntables
Turntable Drawing No. 25 [premiere] – for choir, three saxophones, & three turntables

The installation and reception will begin at 5 pm, with performances featuring Mana Trio, Long Tone Choir, and electric guitarist Giacomo Fiore beginning at 7pm. Prior to and following performances, visitors will be invited to play and examine a collection of over 50 handmade records created for this project.

Reception: June 3 @ 5 pm
Artists: Jon Fischer and Danny Clay
Event: Turntable Drawings
Venue: Center for New Music
Address: 55 Taylor Street
Location: San Francisco, CA
Brian Singer's works The Audacity of Hope (above) and Make America Great Again (top) were accepted into the juried show Renegade Fiber at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.

Juror Richard Elliott, Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, invites visitors to “...witness examples of the revitalization of cast-off textiles, social and political sentiments, and poignant, personal portraits. The independent voices of the artworks selected makes each one of them Renegades in their own right.”

Artist Reception: June 10 @ 5 pm
On View: Through July 2nd
Artist: Brian Singer
Exhibit: Renegade Fiber
Venue: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 500 Palm Drive
Location: Novato, CA
Revolution Gallery’s group show Drawn Together will include two drawings of conjoined twins by Sandra Yagi. Artwork in this exhibit will showcase contemporary drawings in all its forms: pencil, ink, charcoal, watercolors, gouaches, collages, and works in mixed mediums.

Reception: June 16 @ 8 pm
Artist: Sandra Yagi
Exhibit: Drawn Together
Venue: Revolution Gallery
Address: 1419 Hertel Avenue
Location: Buffalo, NY
The Open Workshop and Christoph Hesse Architects will curate the Ways of Life exhibit at Experimenta Urbana, a co-event with Documenta14 in Kassel, Germany.

More people now work from home than ever before, which has enabled a new nomadicism into the countryside and nature. This exhibit is an investigation into the new condition of working in close proximity to nature. Emerging architects from around the globe have been asked to develop a prototype dwelling that immerses work in nature while clarifying the relationship between work/life and the individual/collective.

Reception: July 5 @ 6 pm
Architects: The Open Workshop and Christoph Hesse Architects
Exhibition: Ways of Life
Venue: Kassel Architecture Center @ The Cultural Station
Address: Rainer-Dierichs-Platz1, Querhalle (opposite track 8) 
Location: Kassel, Germany
Sandra Yagi's latest painting, The Swamp (above), will be featured in Lighting Bolts and Little Sparks, the first international online gallery exhibit of WOW x WOW. The show title is a reference to both the ‘eureka’ moments and the smaller inspirational steps forward that are experienced by every artist.

This inaugural group show will feature new and unexhibited works from more than 90 artists from around the world, most of whom have been either interviewed, published or profiled on, an online art resource specializing in the promotion and celebration of the very best in new contemporary art from around the globe.

On View: June 2  to June 30
Artist: Sandra Yagi
Exhibit: Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks
Anthony Julius Williams taught a Theater of the Oppressed workshop at RootCamp, a two-day teach-in to inspire dialogue, engagement and community action at the Tortona Big Top in Alameda (photo above)....Sandra Yagi was interviewed by The Cultural, an arts and entertainment magazine from the Canary Islands....Brian Singer is participating in a residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley....Media Alliance is celebrating local victories on surveillance transparency in Oakland and in Sacramento. "Ajit Pai's Federal Communications Commission makes us cry every single day," reports Executive Director Tracy Rosenberg. She vows: "Net neutrality will survive Trump because we will make it so."

June 3 @ 5 pm - Turntable Drawings with Jon Fischer and Danny Clay @ Center for New Music @ 55 Taylor Street in San Francisco, CA.

June 10 @ 5 pm - Artist Reception for Renegade Fiber with Brian Singer @ Marin Museum of Contemporary Art @ 500 Palm Drive in Novato, CA. On view through July 2.

June 16 @ 8 pm - Reception for Drawn Together with Sandra Yagi @ Revolution Gallery @ 1419 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, NY.

June 17 @ Noon - Reception for Casual Cruelties with Tim Roseborough @ Black & White Projects @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA. On view through July 29.

June 24 @ 10 am - Get the Grant for Artists and Writers workshop with Lyzette Wanzer @ Media Alliance @ Pacific Felt Factory @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.

July 5 @ 6 pm - Reception for Ways of Life with The Open Workshop @ Kassel Archietecture Center @ Rainer-Dierichs-Platz1, Querhalle (opposite track 8) in Kassel, Germany.


Through June 3 -  Black & White Project's Artist-in-Residence VII with Elisabeth Nicula @ Pacific Felt Factory @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.

Through June 30 - Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks online international gallery with Sandra Yagi @

Through September - Vanishing Point: The 3.9 Art Collective Reflects on Black Communities in San Francisco with Rodney Ewing and Rhiannon Evan MacFadyen @ Katz Snyder Gallery @ JCCSF @ 3200 California Street in San Francisco, CA.
The Pacific Felt Factory is a thriving arts space located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood at 2830 20th Street. 

Since 2015, Pacific Felt Factory has offered visual arts exhibitions, performance events, artist talks, and professional development workshops. We provide a multipurpose flexspace for community use and 14 workspaces for a diverse collaborative of artists, performers, curators, media activists and others who make San Francisco's arts scene vibrant.

This newsletter covers the activities of PFF participants: please check out the calendar above and save the dates for our upcoming events. We hope you will visit us for art, music, performance, discussion and much more!
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