Friday, June 21, 2013

New video about artful, youthful change at Shipyard

The Hunters Point Shipyard Public Art Youth Program, a collaboration of the SF Redevelopment Agency and California Lawyers for the Arts, is featured in a video produced by Juan Carlos Guerrero called Renovating a Community Through Art.

"Coming here kind of makes me proud to say that I live in Hunters Point, now, whereas I used to be ashamed," youth participant Azizi Lloyd said.  "Now it's like Cool!  The Shipyard!  So much started here."

"This community has a lot to offer," another youth participant added.  "The art here will prove that."

SF Redevelopment has allocated $1 million to create nine public art pieces at the Shipyard as part of the overall redevelopment of the area. Each piece will reflect some aspect of the history and culture of the Shipyard.

The video includes interviews with consultants, advisers and artists involved in the project.

"About one third of the artists have a history within the Bayview," according to Helene Fried, an arts consultant on the project.

One art installation called Gigantry is conceptualized as "a scale, stylized model of the huge Gantner crane, re-imagined as a children's play structure," according to REBAR's Matthew Passmore.

Watch the video

1 comment:

Qiana Davis said...

I love the art scene in our community.