We Took Over the City

Event has passed (Wed Aug 6, 2014 - Sat Aug 16, 2014)
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We Took Over the City
Mission Voices Summer 2014
A Southern Exposure Artists in Education Program

Opening Reception/El Grito de la Misión: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
On View: August 6 – 16, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
MVS Program Dates: July 14 – August 6, 2014

Youth Artists: Lauro, Gabriel, Ericka, Lori, Clark, Qi, Kiana, Jennifer, Eli, Henry, Sonja, Kayleena, Kat, Isaias, Carlos, Joel, Neilani, Reece, Kailin, Marisa, Yenni, Angel, Rosa, Ivy, Cash, Serena, Hector, Shannon, Jasmine, Angel, Kelly, Michelle, Vicky, Marcus, Jesus, John, Karen, Jane, Collin, Trayvon, Kaitlyn, Shannon, Christopher, Doris, Amy

Lead Teaching Artists: Dana Dart-McLean, Chris Fiorentini, Adrienne Skye Roberts
Teaching Artist Assistants: Victoria Ayala, Ethan Rafal, Amanda Simons
Teaching Artist Interns: Maeve FitzHoward, Lizzy Myers
Youth Leaders: Erika Bato, Lori Bato, Marcus Robinson
Social Media Guru: Grace Leary
MVS Intern: Chanel Teffeteller
AIE Intern: Summer Hirtzel
AIE Program Director: Dave Sandoval

What if, at some point in the past, adults were no longer in charge? We Took Over the City explores a reimagined history of San Francisco, envisioning a moment at which youth assumed control over the city. Mission Voices Summer artists use this alternative timeline to address concepts such as non-sequential narration, storytelling as a form of propaganda, power in social dynamics, as well as exploring their relationships, both physical and ephemeral, to the city.

Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is an intensive arts program that focuses on arts-based community development by pairing local artists with teens. Three collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects guide learning and art making, culminating with an opening event with performances, refreshments and exhibition on view to the public.

Generous support for Mission Voices Summer and Southern Exposure’s Artists in Education Program is provided by The Drusie Davis Family Fund, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The Kimball Foundation, The Nelson Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant Program and Southern Exposure’s members.


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