Those Who Bear Witness on view through October 12

Those Who Bear Witness

opening reception: Friday, September 6, 7 to 10pm

exhibition: September 6 through October 12, 2013

October First Friday Artwalk: Friday, October 4, 7 to 11pm

Each individual is gifted with a life that bears witness. Our lives, an archive of personal and collective memory, serve as a testimony to historic and current events. Exhibition curated by artist and sculptor Guy Pederson.

Guy Pederson

Haunting figurative sculptures that appear to interact with visitors and with each other.

Elisabeth Benjamin

Photographic details and landscapes that provide a context and environment for the sculptural forms.

Daniel Merchant

A large photographic triptych which includes a representation of the Berlin memorial to the Holocaust.

John Merchant:

An interactive conceptual “Tree of Life” where visitors are invited to bear witness.

At the Opening Reception: Wendy Cilman, cellist

Wendy Cilman is a cellist and an arts administrator. She teaches in her home in Oakland and in schools throughout the Bay Area. She has been called “An Ambassador of Cello” and loves sharing her passion for this beautiful instrument. In 2009 she created the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) which has raised over $80,000 for homeless youth and received critical acclaim. BAYOF is presented bi-annually by San Francisco Symphony.

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