by Evan Bissell
* I am a workshop collaborator in the show
September 26 - November 22, 2008
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays 12-5 pm, FREE
Opening Reception: Friday September 26, 6-9pm
This multi-tiered visual arts project explores and celebrates the transformative potential of the creative process in the cultivation and expression of individual voice and social activism among today's youth.
Artist and youth educator Evan Bissell combines his painting and artistic vision with multiple writing, arts education, and creative community projects with Bay Area Youth. Bissell's vibrant portraits, created in collaboration with the youth poets of Youth Speaks that he has worked with, will be on display at Intersection as well as at public locales throughout San Francisco. Part of a larger Arts Commission funded "Civic Life Project," this project includes the gallery exhibition, public art projects, youth-based writing and visual arts workshops, and civic engagement opportunities celebrating the importance and impact of writing, arts education and creative community in individual and social transformation. Corresponding activities will also involve other artists and educators demonstrating methods and philosophies aimed at empowering the next generation through creativity.
I am involved in the project as a workshop leader. Scroll down to see images from the workshop.
Art as Education Workshop featuring Evan Bissel & Favianna Rodriguez
Tuesday November 11, 2008 at 7pm
$5-$15/sliding scale (18 & under FREE)
This Open Process features a panel discussion with local arts educators discussing the role and experiences of the educator in arts education, and sharing their perspectives and stories, challenges, practices and inspirations as they foster environments for self- expression and critical reflection among today's youth. This evening also features youth graduates from the Bay Area Video Coalition's (BAVC) Audio Production Class, as well as artists and educators Evan Bissell and Favianna Rodriguez.
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About My Piece & the Workshop I gave
a piece that I did as a demonstration for the linoleum cutting workshop
another that I did as a demonstration for the linoleum cutting workshop
evan bissel, the artist who invited me to participate
workshop participants from Oakland, CA
workshop participants from Youth Speaks, San Francisco
Intersection for the Arts is located in San Francisco's Mission District, at:
446 Valencia Street, between 15th and 16th Streets