On May 13, the San Francisco Arts Commission hosted a big street celebration for the launch of Art in Storefronts. If you missed it, no worries! With the wonders of online video, you’ll be able to check out the different activities right at home.
This episode of Culture Wire features SFAC Director of Cultural Affairs, Luis R. Cancel, as he talks with Rachel Rozen, the Director of Programming for the San Francisco International Film Festival. 2011 marks the 54th year and features over 200 films and shorts from around the world. Be sure to check out the opening night [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2011: After years of advocacy to protect and restore this landmark building, the San Francisco Arts Commission and tenant organization Bayview Opera House, Inc. are pleased to announce that the South San Francisco Opera House (known as the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre) has been approved for the National Register of Historic Places by the National Parks Service.
This episode of Culture Wire features Museum of the African Diaspora’s (MoAD) current exhibition Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, Contemporary African American Quilt. Join Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel as he chats with Grace Stanislaus about the show. For more info, visit http://www.moadsf.org
Take a tour of the new ODC Theater at Seventeenth and Shotwell Streets-the largest dance center in the region-without leaving your computer. Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel talks with ODC Theater Director Robert Bailis about the newly constructed center and the 40th anniversary of ODC Dance Theater. Enjoy!
Check out the latest Culture Wire featuring interviews with Jim Campbell and Theo Watson, two artists of Lights on Market Street, three site-specific installations along the Central Market corridor. Lights on Market Street is part of Arts Commission’s The ARTery Project, an exciting series of art events, fairs, installations, and performances taking place along Market [...]
Interested in Mexican folk art? Check out this episode of Culture Wire where San Francisco Arts Commission Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel sits with Jennifer McCabe, director of the Museum of Craft and Folk Art to discuss their latest exhibition, VOLVER: Mexican Folk Art into Play.
In this episode of Culture Wire, join Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel as he investigates the natural and artistic installations created for the Presidio Trust’s innovative exhibition, Presidio Habitats.
Building on the success of the StreetSmARTs program, which pairs urban artists with private property owners to create vibrant murals, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) have joined forces again to launch a Mobile Free Wall Activity pilot program.
Take a look into San Francisco’s old Mint building as Joe Goode’s performance group presents “Traveling Light”, a performance staged within the vaults and ballrooms of the historic site. As the group celebrates its 25th anniversary, Joe speaks with Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel, and explains how “Traveling Light” presents social commentary on [...]
To celebrate the 30-year sister-city relationship between San Francisco and Shanghai, Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel interviews “Three Heads, Six Arms” sculptor Zhang Huan. The gigantic 15-ton sculpture, which will reside in the Civic Center Plaza until December 20, 2010, aims to evoke an exchange between Eastern and Western culture in San Francisco. [...]
The new curriculum aimed at educating youth about the negative impacts of graffiti will be implemented in six San Francisco Unified Schools.