House at 100: Arts Festival and Gala
Date: Sep 24 - Nov 26,2011
Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
House at 100: Art Festival and Gala Fundraiser
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.