More Than a Roof and Walls: Community Art Show
March 16th, 2017
Reception: March 16th, 6pm-9pm
Root Division is proud to present the work of our Studio Artists and students at the Tenderloin Museum this spring. or Than a Roof and Walls features the work of Alice Combs and Susa Cortez alongside the work of their intergenerational students at several of our Tenderloin community partnerships includin elly Cullen Community, Community Housing Partnership & Larkin Street Youth.
Root Division teaching artists volunteer to teach residents and clients weekly creating meaningful art projects and experiences for populations that are settling into new homes and communities. The classes serve as a creative outlet for the imaginations of students while introducing them to a wide range of materials, projects, and ideas. On view is a collaborative installation which reflects the work of students from all three programs. Creating an imagined interior space looking out onto a "window" collaged image of the Tenderloin neighborhood are textile pillows and curtains with the student's designs. Made from styrofoam block prints from Kelly Cullen, Community Housing Partnership and Larkin Street Youth, the fabrics are a collaborative effort reflecting the diverse style and personalities of the students who participated.Informed by their own art practices the teaching artists are exhibiting work alongside this student installation.