Where Art Lives Year End Celebration at MLK Middle School
CALENDAR EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
For Immediate Release – April 19, 2012
San Francisco Arts Commission
This end-of-the-school-year celebration is supported by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to further support of art, education, and culture in the Bayview community. Where Art Lives students and teacher, local urban artist Senay Dennis, will unveil their collaborative mural to the public during this program. The event will also highlight and promote the YMCA’s 2012 summer youth programs. All Good Pizza, a local food truck known for using healthy, fresh ingredients from Bayview area vendors, will serve handcrafted pizzas to event participants, and Bay Area KPFA 94.1 FM’s DJ Aztec Parrott will entertain with a selection of his popular mixes. Finally, Omulu Capoeria will perform an interactive traditional capoeira dance accompanied by live, Brazilian drum music. The event is open to all students and community members.
WHO: San Francisco Arts Commission and Department of Public Works’ Where Art Lives Program with Martin Luther King Middle School, and the YMCA’s Excel After School Programing.
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2012, 3–5 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Luther King Middle School, 350 Girard Street, San Francisco
About the San Francisco Arts Commission
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the City agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. We believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City’s well-being. Established by charter in 1932, SFAC programs integrate the arts into all aspects of City life. Programs include: Civic Art Collection, Civic Design Review, Community Arts & Education, Cultural Equity Grants, Public Art, SFAC Gallery, Street Artists Licensing, and the San Francisco Symphony Youth and Community Concert Series. The agency’s core values are committed to the principle that all residents have equal access to arts experiences in all disciplines, that programs are provided comprehensively and evenly throughout the City, and that they are innovative and of the highest quality.
About the Department of Public Works (DPW)
DPW is responsible for the care and maintenance of San Francisco’s streets and much of its infrastructure. The department cleans and resurfaces streets; plants and maintains City Street trees; designs, constructs and maintains city-owned facilities; inspects streets and sidewalks; constructs curb ramps; removes graffiti from public property; and partners with the diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco to provide stellar cleaning and greening services.