Veterans Make Art
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 1 p.m.
Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)
649 Mission Street, 3rd Floor
On Free Museum Tuesday — visit and get inspired by “Occupy Bay Area” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) then create your own art statement. The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) and the San Francisco Veterans Art Guild invites Veterans and non-Veterans to an open art session starting at 1 p.m. at the ILRC, 649 Mission Street, 3rd Floor. Art supplies and paper and space to help in these creations. Questions/Donations: leave a message at (415) 857-1510.
The San Francisco Veterans Art Guild is a coalition of Bay Area artists who have served in the United States military and work on projects in photography, film, painting, multi-media, and printing. You do not need to be an artist or a veteran to show your support or join.
“Occupy Bay Area” on FREE Tuesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Mission between 3rd and 4th streets in San Francisco. This exhibit (July 7-October 14) exhibits works that have proven to be particularly effective in supporting the goals and aspirations of those seeking to effect societal change on behalf of the 99%.
Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy Movement has generated both praise and condemnation. A direct response to the financial instability, subprime mortgage crisis and the decline of trust in the government’s ability to effectively address the problems in the labor market, it continues to resonate in the American consciousness. In response to the significant output of art and documentation produced in support of the Occupy Movement in Oakland and San Francisco, YBCA has put together an exhibition of works that have proven to be particularly effective in supporting the goals and aspirations of the Movement. Impressively, various political poster artists devoted their talents to messaging the politics and culture of the movement by creating iconic images — designs that were a call to action, or posters announcing an upcoming event. In many ways these works, by twenty-five Bay Area artists, carry forward the region’s long tradition as a leader in political struggles, from the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, to struggles by communities of color in the 1970s, to AIDS activism in the 1980s. The exhibition also includes a selection of photojournalistic and documentary photography and video that serve as a record of the events around the Occupy Movement. (read more…)