Fall 2016 public events

Fall 2016 public events

Headlands Center for the Arts

Left: Jonas Dahlberg, 22 of July Memorial Site, Norway. Upper right: Susannah Patrice Morse, Affiliate Artist 2015–16. Photo: Andria Lo. Lower right: New Games RePlay. Photo: Andria Lo.
September 6, 2016
Fall 2016 public events

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965


Headlands Center for the Arts announces a full season of public events 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 at headlands.org.


Exhibitions: Open to the public five days a week

Fall Project Space exhibitions
Each season, select artists in residence build and present exhibitions in Project Space. Visitors are invited in Sunday through Thursday, noon to 5pm to witness this process and engage with the space throughout each exhibition’s various stages of making. Fall Project Space exhibitions include visual artists Chris Duncan (Oakland, CA) and Alejandro Guzmán (New York).

Chris Duncan: These are Not Fall Colors
Alejandro Guzmán: Ganggang II

In progress: September 18–October 27
Opening: October 30, 3–5pm
On view through November 17


Artist talks, walks, & conversations: On practice and process

Desire Trails
Sunday, September 25, noon
Desire paths are well-trodden trails created by foot traffic, where the ground becomes imprinted evidence of a place that wants to be discovered, and the people who seek it out. Embark on Headlands anew with an artist, writer, or cultural leader whose poetic turns on the land will shift your interpretation of this beloved and complex locale. Desire Trails will be lead by: Jenny Sharaf, Stairwell’s (Sarah Hotchkiss & Carey Lin), Hazel White, Samson Kambalu, and Ewa Wesolowska.

Public Domain: Jonas Dahlberg & Allison Arieff
Sunday, November 6; 4:30pm conversation, 6:30pm dinner
In 2014, Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg (AIR ’16) was commissioned by Public Art Norway to create the 22 July Memorial—one of two memorial sites that commemorate the tragic terrorist attack in Oslo’s government quarter in 2011. Architecture & design writer Allison Arieff joins Dahlberg for a wide-ranging conversation on this commission, the current state of public art and architecture projects, memorialization, monuments, urban planning, and public engagement. Mess Hall dinner to follow.


Fieldwork sessions: Collective experimentation and place-based making 

Field-poetry with Juliana Spahr
Sunday, October 23, 2–5pm
Poetry has a long relationship with the natural world. Poet Juliana Spahr will elucidate these corollaries by guiding participants in writing next to and out of various data-sets about the Headlands: lists of native and invasive plants, lists of weather patterns, histories of the area, etc. Collaboratively, the group will work to shape these writings into something literary through additional prompts and exercises, direct observation, and a short hike. No prior experience as a writer is required.


Special event:

Lights Out! Blackout party
Thursday, November 17, 7–10pm
We’re cutting the power! Come party with us before we go into hibernation mode for the winter. Bring your flashlight and get ready for movement and music performances by Project Space artists Chris Duncan and Alejandro Guzmán, a solo set by singer/songwriter Thao Nguyen, food, drinks, dancing in the Mess Hall, and other self-illuminating surprises.


Seasonal signatures: gathering the community throughout the year

Members dinner
Wednesday, October 5, 5:30pm
Members dinner is an opportunity for our members to enjoy studio visits with current artists, followed by a chef-prepared family-style meal in our historic, artist-renovated Mess Hall. Meet and mingle with artists and fellow members, and participate in the community you are helping to support!

Open house
Sunday October 16, noon–5pm
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.

Sunday supper
Sunday, October 30, 5:30pm
Have dinner with us—just because—at our new seasonal supper, crafted and cooked by Headlands’ Chef Damon Little and served family-style in our historic, artist-renovated Mess Hall. Bring a couple of old pals, or come ready to make some new ones, and let the weekend come to a close around an inspired table.


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