Public GRAND OPENING + Block Party + Bellwether Opening

35th Anniversary Celebration

Public GRAND OPENING + Block Party + Bellwether Opening

Southern Exposure hosts two days of celebration in honor of the opening of our new home at 3030 20th Street in San Francisco, our 35th Anniversary, and the opening of our inaugural exhibition at 20th Street, Bellwether. From Friday to Saturday, we’ve closed Alabama Street between 19th and 20th for a block party as well as artists’ projects, music, food and drinks, and to welcome you to be a part of SoEx.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Public Grand Opening, Block Party + Bellwether Opening
4:00 – 10:00 PM

+ Artists Projects by Liz Glynn, Whitney Lynn, Jonn Herschend and SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board
+ Snapshots by local luminary photographers Maize Gilbert, Suzy Poling, Ari Salomon, Alice Shaw, Tracey Snelling, Lindsey White and Kelli Yon
+ Music and Performances by Matthew Troy, Wobbly and Eats Tapes
+ Bicycle Valet Parking by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

+ Food Carts! Purchase food from some of SF’s favorite street food vendors including El Tonayense Taco Truck, Le Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches, Coffee Bike, Crème Brule Cart, Who's Your Daddy Real Bacon Handmade Potato Chips, Gobba Gobba Hey Gobs, Bike Basket Pies, Magic Curry Kart and more!
+ Drinks and libations by donation from Bridge Port Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Hint Beverage, IZZE Beverage Company, J. Lohr Winery, Spoetzl Brewery and Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

+ SoEx’s new T-Shirt designed by artist Jeff Canham — $15 (Members receive a 20% discount)
+ New Southern Exposure limited edition poster by Jason Munn of The Small Stakes — $20
+ Bellwether exhibition catalog, published by Southern Exposure — $10 (Members receive a 20% discount)

+ 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Artist Project: Another Fine Mess (part 1) by Jonn Herschend
+ 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Artist Project: Portal Pin Making by SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board
+ 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Artist Project: Banner Year: The Party Procession by Liz Glynn
+ 7:15 pm: SoEx Toast and Thanks
+ 7:30 — 8:30 pm: Artist Project: Survivalist Spirits by Whitney Lynn
+ 8:00 pm: Wobbly
+ 9:15 pm: Eats Tapes

Another Fine Mess (part 1) by Jonn Herschend
Location: Up in the air
4:00 – 6:00 pm
As part of his project for Bellwether, Another Fine Mess (parts 1 and 2), and Southern Exposure’s grand opening, Jonn Herschend sends a plane flying overhead carrying a banner with a narrative for everyone in the city to read and experience all at once. Be sure to look up.

Portal Pin Making by SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board
Location: Artists in Education Program Space
4:00 – 6:00 pm
For the opening of Bellwether, SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) engages the community in the making of Portal Pins. The Portal Pin is a highly advanced technological device that is activated when touched by its maker. When touched, the pin is used as a teleportation device that places its maker inside the digital mural that YAB created for Bellwether. Projects and photos of YAB’s process creating their project for Bellwether will also be on view.

Banner Year: The Party Procession by Liz Glynn
Locations: 3030 20th Street and surrounding area
6:00 – 7:00 pm

For the grand opening of Southern Exposure’s new building and inaugural exhibition, Bellwether, artist Liz Glynn invites you to join her in a processional around SoEx’s new home and neighborhood. Driven by live music and punctuated by site-specific events, the procession will trace the spirit of SoEx through its new neighborhood in the Mission District. The event will end with the unfurling of Glynn’s project for Bellwether, Banner Year, a collectively created banner meant to serve as a manifesto from which to move into the future.

Survivalist Spirits by Whitney Lynn
Location: SoEx Gallery
7:30 – 8:30 pm
In a survivalist situation, an alcohol stash provides entertainment and a product that can be bartered. Bellwether artist Whitney Lynn offers a tasting of her DIY survival spirit recipes including Dandelion Wine, Prison Pruno, MRE Hooch and Boarding School Brew. Get it while supplies last.

For more details about the exhibition and public programs, pick up a Bellwether brochure and book.