Create on-demand protest songs, taking inspiration from the theme of assembly within Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, on view at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art through December 30, 2018.
You can participate by simply offering your lyrical ideas and handing them to the musicians, or by bringing a small acoustic instrument to join the band of artist and Be Not Still curator Lexa Walsh and musician John Munson. Songs of protest will be recorded and delivered on the spot!
While visiting, enjoy exhibitions on view at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary: Mending Collective (fall Peripheral Visions Curators-in-Residence) and a solo exhibition of work by Byron Ryono.
Free. RSVP here to let us know you’re coming!
The event will he be held at:
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
480 23rd St, Oakland, CA 94612
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 707.226.5911 x25.
About The Artists
Lexa Walsh is an artist and cultural worker based in Oakland who examines and creates social ties in order to craft what she calls “hospitable democracies.” She has been a recipient of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, and the Gunk Grant, and was a de Young Artist Fellow. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions, and performances locally and nationally, including at Apexart, New York; the Oakland Museum of California; the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She has also done several international artist residencies, tours, and projects in Europe and Asia. Walsh is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA program and was a social practice artist in residence in the Portland Art Museum’s Education department. She is currently working on curatorial projects at NIAD in Richmond, California, and is a 2018–19 Kala Print Public awardee.
John Munson is a Minneapolis based rock musician, who is best known for his role as bass player in Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic. He collaborated with Lexa Walsh on Fever Songs at the Walker Art Center in 2014.