Friday, the 21st of October from 6-8 p.m., we will be having our first exhibition opening of the school year. The show is titled Have You Ever Noticed? This exhibition brings together three artists who use humor in their work to investigate the world around them and explore ideas such as identity and belonging, and labor and value. There will be food, DJ Raffa, and a special performance featuring Spoken Word Poet Ali Jones-Bey. Check below for more details about the three artists!

 

 

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Amy Díaz-Infante

She is a California-based visual artist, educator, and creative consultant. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and within México including MACLA in San Jose, the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, and Grafilia magazine in Jalisco. She is an alumna of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and has taught at the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center’s Mission Gráfica, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Anna Simson

She is an artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her resume includes invitational and juried shows, both local to the Bay as well as in Mexico and Peru. She received a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley in 1998 and an MFA in Painting from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2009.

Imin Yeh

She is an interdisciplinary project-based artist, working in sculpture, installation, participatory events, and print. Labor intensive and repetitive, her projects often depict overlooked and mundane objects as a strategy to explore issues of labor and production. Recent exhibitions include the San Jose Museum of Art, Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco), Headlands Center for the Arts, Kala Art Institute Gallery, and the CUNY Graduate Center gallery. She has been an Artist in Residency at Montalvo Center (Saratoga, CA), Blue Mountain Center (New York), Sandarbh Artist Workshop (Partapur, India) and at RecologySF (San Francisco). Recent Awards include a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commision. Yeh has an MFA from California College for the Arts. Imin Yeh is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ali Jones-Bey, guest poet

She is a Bay Area-based writer with a profession background in program management, professional writing and consulting. She’s been writing for fun since she was in first grade, and enjoys language in all its forms. She spends her free time enjoying good music, good food, and good people. Ali is a cofounder and regular contributor (as Chaya Bee) to The Subversal, a hip-hop media startup company.