ACTA's Bay Area Traditional Arts Roundtable Series Begins Next Month


ACTA - Posted on 24 January 2012

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Grupo Aguacero at ACTA's Traditional Arts Roundtable Series in 2010.Calling all traditional and tradition-based artists and art organizations!  ACTA's Bay Area Traditional Arts Roundtable Series 2012 -- offering opportunities for traditional artists and arts advocates to learn from one another through intimate discussion, technical assistance, networking, and sharing community-based arts and culture -- will begin on February 22, 2012, with a full calendar of events to be announced soon.

• Is your art-making based on the shared aesthetics and values of a cultural community?
• Are you looking for a way to hone your grant seeking skills that speaks directly to issues of culturally specific work?
• Are you looking for a network of other traditional and tradition-based artists where you can share the impact of your work and learn from other people in the field?
• Would you like to share your art with others in an informal salon?

The Traditional Arts Roundtable Series will offer two kinds of programs throughout the year.

* Skill Building Sessions (March through May) to hone your ability to tell your story and seek out potential grant sources; and the
* La Mesa Sessions (February through September) are named after the proverbial table where we can share food, drink, and conversation in an intimate and relaxed manner where ideas and art sharing can flow naturally.

Join us for the first FREE session.

LA MESA: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL? AN EXPLORATION OF DIFFERING AESTHETICS FROM THE TRADITIONAL ARTS POINT OF VIEW

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-2402

What is necessary to understand about culturally specific forms in order to appreciate them? What is valued as beauty in form? Smooth lines over rough texture? Color choices? Flat feet vs. pointed toe? Falsetto singing? Three artists/organizations will share their art forms to address the culturally specific "through lines" of which most people may not be aware. The discussion is open to all tradition and tradition-based artists and interested public.

Questions or to RSVP, contact Lily Kharrazi via email or at (415) 346-5200.

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