Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames Since 1970 Closing Weekend Symposium


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) invited all to join the Fort Mason Art team in celebrating the closing weekend of Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames Since 1970 with a symposium featuring discussions surrounding Sherk’s relationship to landscape, expanding forms, pedagogy, artist-led spaces, and communities around The Farm. The event culminated with a reception launching the publication for the exhibition.

Symposium Details:

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gateway Pavilion at Pier 2
Free Admission (Please reserve space.)

Symposium Schedule:

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Welcome
Mike Buhler: President & CEO, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: GARDENS OF KNOWLEDGE: Teaching the Landscape
Patricia Watts: Founder/Curator, ecoartspace
China Bushell: Executive Director, A Living Library
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik: Artist, Co-Founder of People’s Kitchen Collective

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: ART INTO LIFE: Expanding Forms & Platforms
Tanya Zimbardo: Curator, Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames Since 1970
Ryan Tacata: Artist, Assistant Professor of Performance, Simon Fraser University
Karen Moss: Art historian, independent curator

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Break
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: CROSSROADS & COMMUNITIES: Cultivating Artist-Led Space
Darlene Tong: Librarian Emerita, San Francisco State University
Valerie Imus: Artistic and Co-Director, Southern Exposure (SoEx)
Maria Jenson: Creative and Executive Director, SOMArts

4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Break
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: WHAT DOES THE FARM MEAN TO YOU?
Robert Croonquist: President, Life Frames Inc. and President, A Living Library Board
Chip Lord: Artist, Co-Founder of Ant Farm, professor emeritus of film & digital media at the University of California — Santa Cruz
Rhodessa Jones: Artist, Co-Artistic Director of Cultural Odyssey

5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition catalog launch and reception

Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames Since 1970 Exhibition Catalog

Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames Since 1970 Catalog


ISBN: 979-8-9866564-2-7
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
200 pages
10.4 (height) x 8.5 in.(width)
Designed by McCall Associates

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