Meg Foley
Online workshop Tues, Sept 14, 2-5pm PDT
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June 2021
Free - $10

ArtSpan Virtual Reception with Elvira Dayel and Emily Gui

June 17

Join us for a virtual Zoom reception with ArtSpan Artists Elvira Dayel and Emily Gui. Come see and hear what our thriving creative community has to offer virtually! Log-on with a drink and snacks, invite your art-curious friends and come ready for artful conversations as we mix and mingle from wherever you’re tuning in. Free RSVP >> Exhibition on View at CounterPulse, accessible by attending an event at CP and virtually on our Art-In-Neighborhoods dedicated gallery: V-AIN. One can request to see the artwork in-person…

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Beyond Gravity 2021

June 25 - June 26

Welcome to Beyond Gravity 2021! Want to participate in the chat? Set up a Twitch account at and click “sign up!” Viewing Options Please click one of the buttons below for your preferred viewing experience:             Donate to the artists Suggested donation of $5-$50 during the event. All proceeds go to the artists. Please follow the links below to donate!     Feedback Survey:  

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July 2021

Murals of the Tenderloin Walking Tour

July 17

Join us for a walking tour to explore the ever-changing landscape of murals in the Tenderloin! The walk will weave through the heart of the neighborhood, surveying a range of new works and highlighting some of the TL’s historic legacy murals, featuring site-specific dance activations and the premiere of Dawn Leigh’s mobile mural tribute to the Night Hawk Jazz Club. The Tenderloin’s most prolific muralist Sylvester “Slick” Guard Jr. will be present to feature his work at CounterPulse, GLIDE, and…

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August 2021
Free - $40

The CounterPulse Festival 2021

August 1 - September 18

The CounterPulse Festival is a week-long awakening of artistic works across the Bay Area

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September 2021

ArtSpan Artist Reception & Festival Kick Off

September 9

Join us for an in-person reception with ArtSpan Artists Ella Noe and Malik Seneferu. Come see and hear what our thriving creative community has to offer as we launch our CounterPulse Festival! Stop by to view these expressive works in person! Ella Noe and Malik Seneferu will be present for a brief artist talk and will be available for questions and praise of their work in the lobby and mezzanine areas of CounterPulse. Exhibition on View at CounterPulse, accessible by attending an event…

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Co-Creation Containers

September 9

As cultural producers who hold space for artist residencies, incubators, and exchanges, we are confronted with constraints of all kinds. Responding to the ever-changing conditions of the contemporary world, we must adapt to the limitations encountered and decipher the possible. In a moment of climate crisis, international pandemic, and political polarization, we are challenged by the limits of place, mobility, and infrastructure. How will we create together when the borders are closed? And when they open, how can we justify…

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Upon a Phrase: A Matchbook Performance

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Upon a Phrase: A Matchbook Performance is a multidisciplinary collaboration between performance artist Hannah Meleokaiao Ayasse and visual artist Casey Gardner. In conjunction with the current exhibition at San Francisco Center for the Book, Reclamation, collected works of Gardner will be displayed for the audience to read and touch. Audience will choose phrases from the books that will be used by Ayasse for an improvised performance in the parking lot.  There will be a discussion following the performance with drinks…

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Embodied Poetics

September 10

Welcome back to the open stage Join Justin and Justine for an expressive evening of movement and poetry! Embodied Poetics welcomes you to share your body-based works to inspire poetic musings, and share your poetry to spark improvisational movement. Together we’ll share an intimate evening of dance and poetic expression that explores the nexus of word and body. How does verbal cadence and vocal tonality shape movement? What images come to mind when we move like this? But don’t get…

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September 11 - September 12
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th St, Building B
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

Be with — with other people, with the land, with whatever comes next Radius is a site-specific improvisational performance, influenced by and inter-relating with the natural surrounds of the urban oasis surrounding McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. Performed by a group of experimental dancers and electronic musicians, the work aims to create a temporary zone governed by collaboration, mutability, and fluidity rather than hierarchy, power, and structure. Dancers and musicians are both responsive and generative in turn with inspiration and…

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beautiful crystals imply slow growth

September 14

Counter patterns, angular unconformity, shifting divides, rootless mountains, stream capture, fatigued rock, surface of no strain. Beginning from explorations of surface contact, texture, and pressure and using these <<< geological terms as tools to find somatic relief, we will mine openings for performance-making in collaborative vibration with our environments. In this workshop, we will explore somatic and choreographic movement practices with fiber and textile materials as body-building objects and collaborators: drag, extension, adornment AND mirror, reflex, enabler, facilitator. Enlisting Bebe…

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