Minnesota Street section

SFArtsED proudly presents

SFArtsED Summer Show:
A giraffe, a fish and a slice of pizza
walk into an art class...

Opening Saturday, August 5, noon-4pm
Exhibition continues through Saturday, September 30, 2017

*Special choreographed student fashion show* repeats approximately every hour between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday, August 5 in the atrium at Minnesota Street Project. Choreography by Natalie Greene.

About the show

A giraffe, a fish and a slice of pizza… brings together works from three different SFArtsED Summer visual arts sessions led by Zoe Farmer (sculpture), Richard Olsen (mixed-media) and Tiersa Nureyev (fashion design & mixed-media). 

Self-portraits incorporating both sewing and collage, a school of  swarming ceramic fish that is both singular and diverse, paintings on pizzas and rocks – the diversity of the work is rivaled only by the creativity and high quality with which the students engaged different subjects and strategies during the six weeks of San Francisco Arts Education Project's annual art summer camp.


At a time when many wish to limit young people's creations to predictable (and controllable) formulas, this show not only opens up different dimensions of kids potential, but also suggests a rich and multi-sided world in which excellence and discovery are engaged from many sides. – Richard Olsen, curator

SFArtsED Summer Show is on exhibit August 5 through September 30, 2017 in the San Francisco Arts Education Project’s art studio-classroom in Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street (@24th Street), San Francisco, second floor. Opening reception is Saturday, June 3 from 1pm to 4pm. Regular hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11am-4pm and Friday 11am-1pm. First Saturday hours on August 5 and September 2 are 11am to 8pm.
SFArtsED Summer is funded in part by the Crankstart Foundation and the California Arts Council.
About SFArtsED
Founded in 1968 (as the Alvarado School Arts Workshop) by renowned artist Ruth Asawa, SFArtsED has transformed the lives of children, their families, teachers, artists and volunteers. Programs include SFArtsED Summer, In-School Artist Residencies, After-School programs, The SFArtsED Players Musical Theater Company, Interdisciplinary Arts Program and apprenticeships for college and high school students. SFArtsED moved into its new space at Minnesota Street Project in March 2016, marking the first time in the organization’s nearly 50-year history that it has a space of its own for instruction, exhibition, seminars, workshops and gatherings of all kinds. 
About Minnesota Street Project
Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term. Founded by entrepreneurs and collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project was inspired by the couple's belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole. Their vision of a dynamic, self-sustaining enterprise that shares its economic success with arts businesses and professionals aims to encourage heightened support for the arts from newcomer and established patrons alike. www.minnesotastreetproject.com