Six of ten Bay Area residents are people of color, yet remain under-represented in the arts. Write Now! SF Bay Founder/ Director Shizue Seigel has brought together ten local artists whose work expresses their perspectives as Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or People of Color (BIPOC). These creative talents are: Salma Arastu, Adrian Arias, Lorraine Bonner, C. K. Itamura, Choppy Oshiro, Shizue Seigel, Malik Seneferu, Twin Walls Mural Company (Elaine Chu, Marina Perez- Wong), and Mel Waters.
Besides being visual artists, they are poets, performers, healers, educators, and community activists. Their work enlarges our understanding of social justice and inspires us to actively contribute to a better world. They ask: What lessons can we learn from history? How do we define who is American? What can we do to foster a just and compassionate society?
This exhibition is a companion to the Write Now! anthology of poetry, prose, and artwork—Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color (Pease Press, 2021, 328 pp.). Special events during the exhibition include a virtual artist panel, Wed, July 20, 7 – 8:30pm. Zoom link HERE.
Meeting ID: 415 221 0487
In person, join the artists for a Gallery Walk/Talk on Sunday, July ,31, 2:00 pm.
Virtual Artist Panel: July 20, 7 – 8:30 pm (link above)
Gallery Walk & Artists' Talk: July 31, 2:00 pm
After opening night, drop in during regular gallery hours, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm.
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Our safety protocol aligns with the CDC strongly encouraging wearing a mask for the health and safety of all.