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Designing Change Artist Panel
June 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for an engaging evening of wine, art, and conversation as we explore the topic of change with Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life artists Cheryl Derricotte, Ala Ebtekar, and Michelle Yi Martin. In this moment of disruption, we will delve into how these artists are responding to personal, local, and global change and inspiring change through their work.
This event will be moderated by designer and MCD Design Councilor, Shu Bertrand, and MCD Curator Ariel Zaccheo.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Thought-provoking dialogue with artists + designers
An opportunity to enjoy the 2 new MCD exhibitions
Mingle and connect with the Bay Area design community at MCD
Wine and light snacks
We look forward to seeing you there!
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
$20 General admission ticket, MCD Members FREE
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20% off all MCD Memberships with discount code DESIGNCHANGE
ABOUT DESIGNING CHANGE
Designing Change is an event series hosted by the MCD’s Design Council. The events bring the Bay Area design community together to Connect, Cross-pollinate, Celebrate Bay Area design, and designers, and challenge ourselves with new perspectives and conversations about design and change. This Designing Change event is generously supported by MOMMENPOP and Ounce Cookies.
ABOUT FIGHT AND FLIGHT: CRAFTING A BAY AREA LIFE
Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life is a timely examination of the Bay Area arts ecosystem. The exhibition features 23 local artists who, despite the many crises of our times, continue to call the Bay Area a creative home. Their works reveal a narrative of the struggle of living and working in an untenable city–from the joy of finding chosen communities and families, to the loss of affordable housing and studio space.
Recent narratives have placed San Francisco and its surrounding urban areas “in the shadow” of larger art metropolises like Los Angeles or New York. The Bay Area finds itself in the penumbral margins of the art world conversation. So too is craft often marginalized or footnoted in the canon of art history. To survive and thrive in the margins is a radical act that occasionally requires the will to fight.
Co-curator Jackie Francis comments, “For a long time, artists have ingeniously crafted a life in the Bay Area. For some of those who decide to move on, the careers and relationships started here are central to their sensibilities as makers.” Consciously uplifting communities that are historically underserved and underrepresented in museum collections and exhibitions, Fight and Flight primarily features African American, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and AAPI artists.
Preview and learn more about the exhibition here!