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Friday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Visual Arts and Social Action

"Engaged Art" has a long history of important, inspiring artists for whom socio-political activism and creative production have been inextricably, symbiotically linked. Join leading contemporary artists who exemplify and embody this noble tradition. Hosted by Dorka Keehn, artist and San Francisco Arts Commissioner. With: Louis Masai, renowned British muralist and eco/social activist; Mayumi Oda, the "Matisse of Japan" and passionate peace activist.


Workshop Speakers
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Dorka Keehn

Dorka Keehn is an award-winning artist, public art consultant, and a major proponent for art and artists in San Francisco. She serves as a San Francisco Arts Commissioner, chairing the Visual Arts Committee, which commissions all of the city’s public artwork. Dorka is also a co-founder of Sites Unseen, which brings art programming to neglected alleys in the downtown Yerba Buena neighborhood.
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Louis Masai

Louis Masai is a renowned young Sydenham/London, UK-based visual artist, especially known for his extraordinary street murals that highlight the biodiversity crisis and the loss of animal and plant species.
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Mayumi Oda

Mayumi Oda, a renowned artist often called "the Matisse of Japan" whose work is part of the permanent collections of several of the world's leading museums, has exhibited over 50 one-woman shows internationally. Founder of Plutonium Free Future in 1992, Mayumi has long been a deeply committed international anti-nuclear activist, and is also the founder of Ginger Hill, a farm and a retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Sausalito Room