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Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage

Make Art with Matt Gonzalez

August 14, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Included with museum admission, members always free

2 p.m. Exhibition tour
Immediately preceding the collage making, Gonzalez will comment informally in the exhibition galleries about some of his favorite Schwitters pieces.

2:30–5 p.m. Drop-in collage making
Make art alongside some of the Bay Area’s most interesting and diverse collage artists! Offering a hands-on experience in conjunction with Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage, BAM/PFA presents a series collage-making events with local artists throughout the run of the exhibition. We invite you to pick up a pair of scissors and join the collage table in the museum’s exciting Gallery B space. Materials provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well.

Our first guest artist in this series is Matt Gonzalez. Well known as a progressive politician who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and as Ralph Nader’s 2008 vice-presidential running mate, Gonzalez is also an accomplished collage artist who has exhibited at numerous local venues; a recent review in the San Francisco Chronicle describes his work as “grid-like, woven geometric pieces incorporating found packaging, dappled with primary colors and riddled with frayed edges.” Gonzalez has an abiding interest in Schwitters, who, he asserts, is “important to anyone who takes up glue and scissors.”

While these events are designed for adults, children twelve and over are welcome to participate.

Coming up in September and October
Make collages alongside guest artists William Theophilus Brown and Veronica de Jesus.