October 30 - November 29, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING
Thursday, October 30, 6-8pm
Norma I. Quintana’s first art book, Circus: A Traveling Life represents a decade-long collaboration with the families of circus artists and performers of an American, traveling one-ring circus. She has captured, in rich detail, candid moments behind the curtain as they proudly perfect their craft. The book, designed by Yolanda Cuomo of New York and published by Damiani Editore of Italy, features nearly a hundred full-page, luminous black and white portraits, reproduced in duotones by master printer, Robert Hennessey. The book also features an introduction by Mona Simpson and personal essay from the author on her experience photographing the circus. Signed, limited edition books are available at the event and online at normaiquintana.com
Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay
The first exhibition of Hakim's new project - Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay - will be at San Francisco's Rayko Photo Center. Opening Reception October 30, closes November 29.
The second largest community of Palestinians in the United States calls the SF Bay Area home. But what does it mean to be a Palestinian in America? How do Palestinian Americans maintain their ties to a seemingly unreachable homeland while grappling with life in a country whose political culture is so profoundly hostile to their core aspirations and identity?
Home Away from Home provides a platform for the participants to share their personal experiences. It is a multi-media project juxtaposing excerpts from the audio interviews with B&W portraits.
Supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program through an Individual Artist Commission and by a grant from the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture
December 3, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Opening Reception: December 3, 6-8pm
New works by RayKo's fall Artists-in-Residence: Vanessa Marsh and Jessica Skloven
The deadline for RayKo's 2015 artist residencies is November 15, 2014, at midnight.
Click here for details and to apply!