LGBT Art & Activist Spotlight: History, Music & Snacks | SF
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Frank Pietronigro’s Home | 811 Burnett St #2, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Enjoy sweeping views of the city, historical queer art and artifacts, storytelling and live music as Wild SF Walking Tours spotlights local queer artists and activists on Sunday July 3, 2016 from 4-7pm at Frank Pietronigro’s Home & Orchard Garden on Twin Peaks.
Drinks and appetizers will be available and BYO encouraged.
- 4-5pm Mingling, enjoying the garden, a tour of Frank’s special gallery collection of activist art & posters from the Castro that haven’t been viewed in years!
- 5pm-7pm Interviews & storytelling from activist-artists Frank Pietronigro and Star Amerasu, hosted by Dani Weber. Live music by queer artists (TBA).
There will also be interactive art and a safe chill space set up by local non-profit Holistic Underground. This event is a chance for us to support and celebrate one another as a community, to decompress from Pride, and to engage in powerful conversations about the history, creative energy, and activism through art in the LGBT+ community.
- Frank Pietronigro is an American interdisciplinary artist, educator and author. He’s served San Francisco’s LGBTQ and arts communities for over thirty years having produced Art in the Park, Intergeneration: Building Queer Community Across the Ages Through the Arts and served as Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission Arts Festival. His work comments on life as an openly gay man in the Castro, and he’s inspired by “challenges coupled by a love for nature, levitation, color, texture, biomorphic form, queer culture, and a warm, glowing light.” He was the first artist to create “drift paintings”, where his body floated within a three-dimensional painting that he created in zero gravity aboard NASA’s KC135 aircraft.
- Star Amerasu
Star’s interdisciplinary music project AH-Mer-AH-Su is based upon her experiences living loud and proud as a queer black transwoman. Whhile her early work was influenced primarily by folk and choral music, she has recently begun experimenting with electronic indie pop. Star has performed 3 consecutive years at the San Francisco Pride Trans March and in 2015 performed for the first time on the Main Stage at Oakland Pride. She will be sharing her perspectives on her art & activism.
- Dani Weber:
Dani is one of Wild SF’s Castro tour guides, a sex-positive workshop facilitator, and a genderqueer drag performer (AFAB_ulous)
- Wild SF: Wild SF leads alternative tours of SF’s most iconic neighborhoods, with passionate local artists as guides. It’s the most entertaining history lesson ever, sharing the stories of the inspiring heroes, epic buildings and radical social history that define San Francisco, as seen through the locals’ eyes. The company’s mission is to open minds, foster friendship, and nurture local culture during an unforgettable experience that empowers others, shares fascinating history, and never simplifies the complex and vibrant spirit of the City.
- Holistic Underground: A local San Francisco 501c3 non-profit organization whose programs, events and services aim to catalyze a more creative, sustainable and holistic movement towards a just and peaceful world. They are creating an integrative model for organizational and community development by uniting the arts, social justice & holistic healing.
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