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Charles Blackwell teaching at LightHouse

Charles Blackwell teaching at LightHouse


The Community Arts and Education Program launches Deep Roots by featuring a behind-the-scenes tour of WritersCorps and the LightHouse for the Blind’s Insights exhibition.

WritersCorps is wrapping up its 15th year of placing professional writers in community settings to teach creative writing to youth. Hear from Chrissy Andersen-Zavala, former WriterCorps teacher; Annie Yu, a WritersCorps student; and Lina Morales, senior program officer at the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.

Insights is a juried art exhibition for blind and visually impaired artists, produced by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Charles Blackwell, who has shown his artwork in Insights and teaches art in LightHouse’s education and recreation program, talks about his paintings, the importance of the art program, and the role of artists in society.

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Mark Baugh-Sasaki
Mark Baugh-Sasaki is a busy sculptor and installation artist. He’s shown all over the Bay Area including Swarm Gallery, Diablo Valley College art gallery, and Triton Museum of Art, and had a solo show at 5 Mined Fields Studio.

Yet he still donates his gallery installation skills generously to KSW.

A fine artist as well as a community artist, Mark is in the midst of fundraising for a six-month art installation at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley by invitation of the Hayes Valley Arts Coalition. Care to contribute?

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amy ho
Amy Ho’s work dances between film and visual art, with a psychedelic installation that required ladder-clilmbing at APAture 10. (Yes, that’s Amy dressed up as a durian.)

In addition to challenging her creative growth, Amy says her participation in APAture has introduced her to some of her closest friends.

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