Kearny Street Workshop is celebrating the launch of Means of Exchange, our collaborative art project that teams Kala Art Institute Fellow, Weston Teruya, and Murphy Cadogan awardee, Kimberley Arteche with local venues to create a series of community engaged artworks integrated into SOMA storefront businesses that highlight the history, knowledge, and trades of community members.
To celebrate the launch we've invited writer and performance artist, Maryam Rostami, whose provacative one-woman show Late Stage San Francisco had SF Weekly saying it "shatters San Francisco’s comforting vanity mirror and holds up its twisted reflection in one of the shards."
Along with Maryam we've invited local author and activist, Tony Robles and up-and-coming SoMa-based artist, Mary-Claire Amable to share their work.
Means of Exchange is made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
This event is sponsored by the United States of Asian America Festival 2017: Threading Resilience, which is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts.