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PACIFIC FELT FACTORY
APRIL 2018
MISSION ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS
It's time for Spring Open Studios with Mission Artists. PFF artists will open their studio doors to the public this Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please come enjoy artwork and conversation with us this weekend!

On View: April 7 and 8 @ 12 pm to 6 pm
Artists: Rodney Ewing, Jon Fischer, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Cindy Shih, Brian Singer, Truong Tran and Beth Davilla Waldman
Event: Mission Artists Open Studios
Artspace: Pacific Felt Factory
Address: 2830 20th Street
Location: San Francisco, CA
BLACK & WHITE PROJECTS
Black & White Projects is pleased to announce its five-year anniversary exhibition: New Work: A Retrospective | 5 years, 30 shows… . The exhibition opened with a celebration on March 16 and continues through April 21.

On View: Through April 21
Artists: Craig Calderwood, Xandra Ibarra, Evie Leder, Elisabeth Nicula, Tim Roseborough, Leah Rosenberg, Lauren A. Toomer, and Jason Wyman
Event: New Work: A Retrospective
Artspace: Black & White Projects
Address: 2830 20th Street
Location: Los Angeles, CA
CINDY SHIH
On April 6th, the Earth Action Initiative invites you to join us for an afternoon and evening of conversation, connection, and change. Our 2018 conference has two major components: workshops and a climate art experience. Workshops cover a variety of topics ranging from nuclear energy to environmental justice, and all result in direct action.

The climate art experience utilizes art and food to convey climate science in an intimate and tangible way.  Consistent with the theme of action, we will be selling art and taking donations to raise funds for action mini-grants that will support local climate related initiatives that would otherwise go unfunded.

Date: April 6 @ 1 pm
Artist: Cindy Shih
Event: Earth Action Initiative Art Show
Organization: Earth Action Initiative
Artspace: Pauley Ballroom @ UC Berkeley
Address: MLK Student Union, Second Floor
Location: Berkeley, CA
Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group art show, The Good Death. This is a collaboration with Reimagine End of Life, a citywide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation.

Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of Conversations I Wish I Had, a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died. It opened at a gallery in the arts district of Los Angeles, and recently debuted at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

On View: April 19 to 22 @ 12 pm to 6 pm
Artist: Cindy Shih
Event: The Good Death
Artspace: Sketchpad Gallery
Address: 505 Natoma Street
Location: San Francisco, CA
BUTTERFLY WILLIAMS
PFF performance artist Butterfly Williams will install a traditional African altar and perform a Warriors Ritual from the spiritual tradition of Lucumí
(Santería) at Reclaiming Our Truth: Indigenous African Customs and Thought for Healing Beyond the Clinical Model, the first symposium of the Black Psychology as a Professional Gateway Project.

The Project has visited community centers across the Bay Area to offer interactive workshops that expand the definition of mental health worker to include artists, healers, families, and people of faith. The symposium will include expressive arts in addition to presentations and discussions on Black Psychology, Indigenous Wisdom and Cooperative Economics.

Date: April 21 @ 8:30 am
Artist: Butterfly Williams
Event: Black Psychology Project Symposium
Artspace: California Institute of Integral Studies
Address: 1453 Mission Street
Location: San Francisco, CA
BRIAN SINGER
PFF artist Brian Singer's series on gun violence, Assassinated Heroes and the Guns that Killed Them, will be included in The Art of the Book show at Seager / Gray Gallery.  Above is Singer's John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Reception: May 12 @ 5:30 pm
On View: May 1 to May 31
Artist: Brian Singer
Event: The Art of the Book
Artspace: Seager / Gray Gallery
Address: 108 Throckmorton Avenue
Location: Mill Valley, CA
KIMBERLY REYES
Kimberly Reyes's poetry chapbook Warning Coloration was just published. She will release the book at a reading in Oakland this month as well as make an appearance at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. Her full length poetry collection Running to Stand Still will be released by Omnidawn in Spring 2019.

Date: April 14 @ 7 pm
Poet: Kimberly Reyes
Book: Warning Coloration
Event: Dancing Girl Press Bay Area Authors Reading
Artspace: Laurel Bookstore
Address: 1423 Broadway
Location: Oakland, CA

Date: April 21 @ 6:30 pm
Poet: Kimberly Reyes
Book: Warning Coloration
Event: RHINO Reads! WEST
Festival: Los Angeles Festival of Books
Artspace: Hygge Bakery
Address: 1106 S. Hope Street
Location: Los Angeles, CA
RODNEY EWING
From May through August, PFF artist Rodney Ewing's newly commissioned work will be on display in bus kiosks as part of the San Francisco Art Commission's Art on Market Street program. This years theme is Sanctuary City. His work centers on the stories of six immigrants. The work was created to give a holistic view of the issue instead of the monolithic one presented by the current federal administration. 

In other news, Ewing will also be in artist-in-residence at Djerassi from April 25 to May 23.
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
Happy Birthday to Pacific Felt Factory!
We first opened our doors on April 15, 2015,
and we have much to celebrate on our third anniversary:
The San Fransisco Arts Commission recently recommended PFF for a $50,00 grant to upgrade our courtyard and install state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment
in our Flex Space, which is available for community use.
CALENDAR
SAVE THE DATE!

April 6 @ 1 pm - Earth Action Initiative Art Show with Cindy Shih @ Pualey Ballroom, UC Berkeley @ MLK Student Union, Second Floor, in Berkeley, CA.

April 7 and 8 @ 12 pm to 6 pm - Spring Open Studios with Mission Artists @ Pacific Felt Factory @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.


April 14 @ noon - Artist Talk and Closing Reception for 48 Pillars with Cindy Shih @ Arc Gallery and Studios @ 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA.

April 14 @ 7 pm - Dancing Girl Press Bay Area Authors Reading with Kimberly Reyes @ Laurel Bookstore @ 1423 Broadway in Oakland, CA.

April 17 - Karen Olsen-Dunn in show curated by Danna Napper of Chandra Cerrito Gallery @ 1111 Broadway in Oakland, CA. Through June 29.

April 19 to 22 @ 12 pm to 6 pm - The Good Death with Cindy Shih @ Sketchpad Gallery @ 505 Natoma Street in San Francisco, CA.

April 21 @ 8:30 am - Black Psychology Project Symposium with Butterfly Williams @ California Institute of Integral Studies @ 1453 Mission Street in San Francisco, CA.

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - RHINO Reads! WEST with Kimberly Reyes @ Hygge Bakery @ 1106 S. Hope Street in Los Angeles, CA.

April 28 @ 9 am - Liana Steinmetz's workshop Connecting to Land through Paper and Paint @ Pacific Felt Factory Studio #106 @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.

May 1 Sanctuary City with Rodney Ewing @ bus kiosks on Market Street in San Francisco, CA. Through August 1.

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - The Art of the Book with Brian Singer @ Seager / Gray Gallery @ 108 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, CA. Through May 31.
 
DON'T MISS!
 
Through April 7 - Jon Fischer and Danny Clay in Turntable Residency @ McEvoy Foundation for the Arts @ Minnesota Street Project @ 1150 25th Street Building B in San Francisco, CA.

Through April 14 - Cindy Shih in 48 Pillars @ Arc Gallery and Studios @ 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA.

Through April 21 - New Work: A Retrospective | 5 years, 30 shows... @ Black & White Projects @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.

Through July 7 - Surabhi Saraf's FOLD @ George Eastman Museum @ 900 East Avenue in Rochester, NY.

Through July 29 - The Open Workshop's New Investigations in Collective Form @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts @ 701 Mission Street in San Francisco, CA.

Through August 23 - Karen Olsen-Dunn in Spring Exhibition curated by Heather Marx @ Zuni Cafe @ 1658 Market Street in San Francisco, CA.
PACIFIC FELT FACTORY
The Pacific Felt Factory is a thriving arts space located at 2830 20th Street in the heart of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. 

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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