House at 100: Arts Festival and Gala
Date: Sep 24 – Nov 26,2011
Time: 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
The Meridian Gallery on Powell Street continues to excite with its reputation for unique interdisciplinary programs that are hard to match in the city. The Meridian is a precious jewel. Saturday makes the kick off of the HOUSE AT 100: Arts Festival and Gala is a two month long interdisciplinary arts festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of Meridian Center for the Arts’ home through film, scholarly discourse, avant-garde dance, theatre and sound.
House at 100: Art Festival and Gala Fundraiser
The Centennial Celebration of the Home of Meridian Center for the Arts
September 24 -November 26, 2011
The HOUSE AT 100: Arts Festival and Gala is a two month long interdisciplinary arts festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of Meridian Center for the Arts’ home through film, scholarly discourse, avant-garde dance, theatre and sound. We will explore the architectural, political and critical history of this building, but also reflect on the Meridian Center for the Arts contributions and its relationships to San Francisco’s present and future.
Our line up of speakers include the poet and publisher at City Lights Books, Lawrence Ferlinghetti in conversation with fellow poet laureate Jack Hirschman, the novelist and elder statesman of the Beat Generation, Herbert Gold, a hands-on textile workshop lead by costume historian Erin Algeo, and the noted historical geographer and New Deal authority Dr. Gray Brechin. A dance performance by Choreographer in Residence, Alexis Iammarino entitled, Choreography as Community Engagement, will be developed directly with current Meridian Interns and Tread the Tendernob, a performed walking tour with performance artist Amy Lewis through the neighborhood north and south of Meridian Gallery.
The Festival will culminate in LOVE and BULLETS: A San Francisco Love Story, a one night fundraising gala on November 12, 2011 starting at 7 pm. Tickets only $50.
Also beginning Saturday, September 24th Meridian also presents:
Three Artists on Three Floors
Date: Sep 24 – Nov 26,2011
Reception date: Sep 24,2011
Curator: Theres Rohan
Saturday, September 24, 2011 5-8pm
Three Artists Talk:
Date and Time: Saturday, October 29, 2011 4pm – 6pm
Topic: Process and Inspiration – how their work comes to be
DAVID LINGER: panels
narrative panels in vitrified porcelain
Young Man, Moscow 1969 (detail), 2010, Each Panel 12.5" x 10" x .08", Undeglaze screen print on vitrified porcelain
David Linger. The new work by David Linger will feature again, by his description, narrative panels in vitrified porcelain. With this new body of work his essay on art and life continues. The panels are composed of a complex clay/porcelain process and carry a silk- screened image. He arranges the images in cinematic sequence thus telling his story.
Caption: Young Man, Moscow 1969 (detail), 2010, Each Panel 12.5″ x 10″ x .08″, Undeglaze screen print on vitrified porcelain
SANDRA BEARD: magenta
objects and small-scale drawings on rice papers with pigment and wax
Circle Dance, 2009, Each 10" x 10" x 10", Kozo paper, pigment, wax
Sandra Beard. This new, her second show at Meridian Gallery, will feature small- scale drawings on various kinds of papers, as well as objects that further submit ideas of containment and secrecy presented in the two dimensional format. Her choice of materials, especially the fragile waxed rice papers, are a crucial factor of her visual expression.
Caption: Circle Dance, 2009, Each 10″ x 10″ x 10″, Kozo paper, pigment, wax
KIMETHA VANDERVEEN: pared down language
paintings on altered panels and folios from her drawing practice
Winter, 2011, 19 1/2" x 5 3/8", Oil paint on pine board
Kimetha Vanderveen. Her exhibition is titled ‘pared down language’ and will occupy the third floor of the gallery. She will feature painting on lightly sanded and highly polished wood panels. There will also be a selection from her extensive drawing practice. In painting, as well as in drawing, this artist’s concern is one of coming to visual essence – to essence of visual language. A small publication of her Nest Drawings will accompany the exhibition.
Caption: Winter, 2011, 19 1/2″ x 5 3/8″, Oil paint on pine board