March 30, 2016

Spring 2016 public events

Headlands Center for the Arts
Photos: Andria Lo. Courtesy Headlands Center for the Arts.

Headlands Center for the Arts announces a full season of public events—including exhibitions, artist talks and conversations, hands-on Fieldwork Sessions, and our seasonal open house—led by current Artists in Residence, alumni artists, and cultural practitioners from across the Bay Area. Public events at Headlands offer audiences one-of-a-kind opportunities to form a deep and meaningful experience with artistic processes and place. Highlights from each corner of our programmatic array are listed below, with the full calendar of events available here.


Exhibitions: open to the public five days a week

On view through April 28
Spring Project Space exhibitions
In progress: March 13–April 17
Opening: April 17, noon–5pm
Two artists in residence will build and present exhibitions in Project Space each season. Visitors are invited in Sunday–Thursday, noon–5pm to witness this process and engage with the space throughout each exhibition’s various stages of making. Spring Project Space exhibitions include Bay Area artist Cybele Lyle’s Adventures in Solitude and Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Rara’s Broken Solar.

Upcoming Project Space artists
Summer 2016: Fritzia Irizar, (Mexico) / Karthik Pandian & Paige K. Johnston—Life After Life (Vermont)
Fall 2016: Chris Duncan (California) / Alejandro Guzmán (New York)

May 15—June 5
I’ll Tell You Later 2015–16 Graduate Fellowship Exhibition
Opening: Sunday, May 15, noon–5pm
Seven recent MFA Graduates exhibit new work that has been developed during their year long fellowships in a culminating group exhibition, guest curated by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Curator of Exhibitions at California Museum of Photography. The work in I’ll Tell You Later engages the concept of time in various ways, exploring connections among people, nature, and truth as they interact with both productive and entropic results.


Artist talks & conversations: On practice and process

Thursday, April 21, 7pm
Artist talk: Marco Breuer, 2016 Larry Sultan Photography Awardee
Offsite at California College of the Arts
Inaugural recipient of the Larry Sultan Photography Award, current Artist in Residence Marco Breuer speaks to his radical approach to the photographic medium and his camera-less process of capturing images. This lecture is presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture series, in partnership with California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA.

Tuesday, May 10, 7pm
Shop Talk: Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman with Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters

Together with renowned independent radio producer Davia Nelson of NPR’s Kitchen Sisters (with Nikki Silva), collaborators Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman lead an open discussion on the power of the documentary form across media, and how it can be used to incite understanding, empathy, and change. Hibbert-Jones and Talisman’s documentary film Last Day of Freedom was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award.


Fieldwork sessions: Collective experimentation and place-based making
Sunday, April 3, 2–5pm
Text/ile: Weaving Climate Data with Tali Weinberg
Learn how to use a small frame loom to make place-specific, natural fiber weavings with interdisciplinary textile artist Tali Weinberg. Using data from local weather patterns, Weinberg instructs on technical skills, and shares her approach to weaving as an ideal method for tactically expressing the environmental and human impact of climate change.

Sunday, May 22, 1–5pm
Experience & Record: Photography with Sean McFarland
Take a pinhole photography hike in the Headlands using handmade, analog cameras alongside photographer Sean McFarland. After imaging the dynamic layers of Headlands’ landscape on the trail, learn to process the images in the darkroom, digitally archive them, and create a printed portfolio of your photographs to take with you.


Seasonal signatures: Gathering the community, three times a year

Sunday, April 17, noon–5pm
Open house
Free / Mess Hall Café open
Open house provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to meet current artists, view works-in-progress, attend performances and readings, and enjoy a housemade lunch in the Mess Hall Café.



Spring 2016 public events at Headlands Center for the Arts

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