The Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) supports the vitality of the arts in Palo Alto by providing City-sponsored, affordable studio space for artists, building creative community and fostering public engagement with the arts and artists.
VISION AND PROGRAM GOALS
• Create an artist community that fosters diverse and numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration in the creation of new work.
• Ensure the representation of a wide range of experience in terms of artistic disciplines, artistic development, as well as diverse cultural and aesthetic approaches.
• Create a dynamic and accessible cultural destination for the community, with economic value for the resident artists.
• Foster active engagement with and visibility with the Palo Alto and surrounding communities.
• Continue to increase the prestigious and competitive reputation of the program. Ensure that the program is accessible, open, inclusive, equitable, and responsive to the community need for studio space.
• RETROFIT 2.0 CASP artists will display their work at Telegraph Hill Gallery in San Francisco, in two separate shows, RETROFIT 1.0, May 20–June 17, and RETROFIT 2.0, June 24–July 22, 2017. In keeping with the exhibition theme, the show’s curators, CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, selected older pieces the artists revised. The exhibit includes work from 21 artists working in diverse media, including photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking and mixed media. Telegraph Hill Gallery 491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 RETROFIT 2.0 runs June 24-July 22; Reception on Saturday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
• Pantea Karimi: Blind Spot, a dialogue Solo exhibition for CASP artist Pantea Karimi, curated by Hanna Regev Ruth's Table, Bethany Center Foundation 3171 21st Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Gallery Hours: M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM by appointment. Call: 415-642-1000 Closing Reception: Friday, June 30th, 5-7 p.m.
ONGOING PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS
• Check back soon to see ongoing CASP programs and exhibitions
UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS
• Wall of Song at Grace Cathedral Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:30-9 p.m. Wall of song is a collaborative singing video work by CASP artist Mel Day and artist Michael Namkung that invites people from different background, beliefs, political affiliations, orientations, and countries of origin—no matter their ability to carry a tune—to record themselves singing along to Leonard Cohen’s 'Hallelujah.' In this time of great unknowing, uncertainty and division, this is a wall that seeks to bring us together. The event includes a video installation and an opportunity to sing along together at 7:30pm. The artists invite you to add your voice to the massed choir video work before the event by singing online at wallofsongproject.com. There will also be several private singing booths throughout the cathedral, giving attendees the opportunity to add their voices and faces to future installations. For more information, please contact Mel Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or or Michael Namkung email@example.com.
• Catherine di Napoli -- Ecstasy Unbound: A New Exhibition of Works by di Napoli diPetro Todd - Pacific Heights July 1 - September 30, 2017
• Veteran Photography Exhibition November 4 - 18, 2017 Curated by CASP artist Conrad Johnson, this exhibition will be comprised of a video documentary and veteran photography work PAST SHOWS AND EVENTS
• RETROFIT 1.0 May 20-June 17
• "Metamorphosis: Artist and Youth Voices on Immigration," Saturdays and Sundays, June 10 - June 18, 2017 In this multi media exhibit, Bay Area artists and high school students explored the immigrant experience here in the United States. The exhibit intended to spark discussions about this important topic and offer new viewpoints on human rights by highlighting the personal stories of these artists. Included in the exhibit was artwork by non-immigrant artists who seek to champion the value and diversity of the Bay Area's immigrant populations at a time when they are increasingly under siege. The exhibit was curated by CASP artist and educator, Barbara Boissevain whose own art practice seeks to cultivate awareness and provoke meaningful discourse about social and environmental issues.
• Opening Reception for "Metamorphosis" and Interactive Talk of Migratory Cultures Saturday, June 10, 7 - 10 pm Migratory Cultures was a site-specific video projection mapping and documentary video project. Artists Robin Lasser and G.Craig Hobbs collaborated with Bay Area youth to create a temporary installation featuring outdoor video mapped projections onto surfaces and structures at the Cubberley site. Imagery included portraits of individuals and students who Lasser collaborated with to capture stories for this project.
• Open Door Archive Mixed Media Writing Practice with Lessa Bouchard Saturdays, April 15 - May 13, 2017 -- These sessions featured an opportunity to exercise your creative juices! They included a series of short timed writings (5-10 min, 15 min, 20 min.) based on writing prompts, with a goal of creative writing practice. No judgments, no censorship, just write.