SQUART welcomes participation at all stages of the production process by those who wish to become involved from the beginning, at later moments, or simply come to observe the process or products of the SQUART Army (on) Retreat.
We are thrilled to welcome internationally celebrated artists JESS CURTIS – KEITH HENESSY – CADEN MANSON – JEMMA NELSON – MEG STUART as our panel of celebrity judges. Similarly we are thrilled to be working along side Brian Karl, Program Director of Headlands Center for the Arts, and the wonderful team of staff, volunteers and artists in residency at this one of a kind art incubator.
About SQUART:Short for Spontaneous queer art, SQUART was originally conceived by Laura Arrington, out of the desire to foster community and create work without preciousness. THEOFFCENTER and SOMArts celebrate Laura’s passion and are committed to wholeheartedly support the production of this event.
SQUART’s format is simple, people show up at 6pm, break into teams and are given a list of criteria with two hours to make a piece. At 8pm whatever is made is performed! The work is then commented on by a panel of judges. It’s usually incredibly creative, inspiring, fun, and always bizarre.
Who: Laura Arrington, THEOFFCENTER, SOMARTS and Headlands Center for the Arts
When: Saturday, March 26th,2011 (Participants) Sunday March 27th,2011 (Audiences)
Where: Headlands Center for the Arts –
944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
Cost: $10 – $5 for Headland Members – (NOTAFLF) – Get your tickets now.
Other: Mess Hall Café Open
10 queer dollars admission at the door (NOTAFLF)
SQUART! will be in residence at SOMArts in 2011 as part of the SOMArts Studio Series. The SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) Studio Series is an informal assemblage of arts classes and events designed to encourage the production of contemporary work with a cultural perspective by artists of all ages and skill levels in San Francisco.