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ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday July 2013
Date Saturday July 13
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Root Division
3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorAmy Cancelmo
ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday July 2013

Curated by: Jon Fischer

Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, July 13, 7-10 pm
Featuring a solo performance by violinist / vocalist Dina Maccabee
Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 Classroom

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Root Division presents Character Profile, a group exhibition featuring projects that explore intersections between the forms, mechanisms and meanings of language. Featuring a group of twenty-six artists including visual artists, writers, and craftspeople, Character Profile investigates novel functions of language through collaboration and a broad range of materials, media and approaches.

The artists in Character Profile present language as both a medium and a subject, and deftly maneuver words to both convey and critique meaning. Many works are interactive and dedicated to a spirit of engagement and play. The exhibition highlights art designed for direct interaction with visitors and work that provokes expanded meanings and alternative associations of language and test.


Amy Ahlstrom
Kirkman Amyx
Erin Bregman
Lanell Dike
Arash Fayez
Jon Fischer
Jonathan Frey
Heather Gordon
Jon Gourley*
Benjamin Hill
Clint Imboden
Mike Kimball
Helen Lee
Yuki Maruyama
John Patrick McKenzie
Janice Miyagi
Trevor Parham
Meryl Pataky
Kyle Peets
Kristin Roeder
Allyson Seal
Laurie Szujewska
Nowell Valeri
David Wolf
Nanette Wylde
Amber Jean Young
Daniel Yovino

*Root Division Studio Artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, July13, 7-10 pm
Featuring a solo performance by violinist / vocalist Dina Maccabee
Exhibition Dates: July 10 – 27, 2013
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)

Mixed Media Art Class (for students entering Grades 6 - 8
Dates: 5 Class meetings / Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 / Tuition: $250 (for all 5 days) **scholarships available**

3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)
San Francisco, CA 94110


Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Phyliis C. Wattis Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or events [at]
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 10th, 2013 4:49 PM

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