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The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. ConVerge is where community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in our free and public spaces in a fluid, interactive, experimental format designed to engage audiences. YBCA's Grand Lobby and Front Door Gallery will come alive during ConVerge events with social art, live music and inspiring curated performances, as well as drinks prepared by YBCA mixologists.
YBCA:You Presents Word/Play with Hope Mohr Dance and Megan BrianDec 19, 2013 4:00pm – 8:00pm
December's YBCA:You-hosted YBCA:ConVerge features an evening of wordplay with Hope Mohr Dance, Megan Brian, and San Francisco writer and comic Joe Veix. Double meanings make for witty amusement and miscommunication, whether spoken, written, texted, or sung. As words fall differently on different ears, this evening of art and words mines the effort, surprise, and failure of communication. At 6 PM, YBCA:You will offer a free 30-minute Art Savvy tour. At 6:30 PM we'll reveal the YBCA:You lounge and Hope Mohr Dance performs in the lobby followed by Words on Word/Play, a conversation with Megan Brian. ConVerge will feature free drinks and Bi-Rite catering for all to celebrate the winter season and the end of 2013.
A year of YBCA:You makes a great holiday gift, perfect for everyone who resolves to see more art in 2014. At this special year-end YBCA:ConVerge take advantage of the discount deal available onsite at the YBCA:You Advice Booth. Current YBCA:Youers visit the booth to enjoy special goodies and claim your "Art Nerds Unite" badge.
Hope Mohr founded Hope Mohr Dance in 2007 after a long performance career with many dance pioneers including Trisha Brown, Margaret Jenkins, Lucinda Childs, and Douglas Dunn. Mohr trained at San Francisco Ballet School and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio and the Trisha Brown Studio. Mohr is currently an artist-in-residence at ODC Theater. She has also been in residence at Montalvo Arts Center and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance in New York City. She was a 2009 participant in Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME) with mentor Molissa Fenley. Mohr's work has been presented across the country and she has received commissions to create dances for a wide range of institutions, including ODC Theater, Montalvo Arts Center, Stanford University, Lines Ballet BFA Program, and the San Francisco VA Hospital's Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. www.hopemohr.org
Megan Brian is the education and public program coordinator at SFMOMA. She holds a BA in sociology from Mills College, was a public programs fellow with Emerging Arts Professionals in 2010-11, and recently completed the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance program at Wesleyan University. At SFMOMA she has been the lead coordinator for several projects including Stephanie Syjuco’s Shadowshop, Rashaad Newsome’s Shade Compositions, and Mapa Teatro’s Witness to the Ruins, among others. With interests in artists’ voices, film, and live art, she is specifically drawn to intersections of performance/art and humor.
Julie Potter is the YBCA:You Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where she curates programs stimulating the frequency, diversity, and community of art-going, including the Smart Night Out and Smart Night Outing performance programs. She is the Writer in Residence at ODC Theater and recently completed her studies as part of the 2013 class at Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance. Potter was a guest curator for Dance Discourse Project #13: Dancing in the Museum presented by Dancers’ Group, CounterPULSE, and the de Young Museum; and was a public programs fellow with Emerging Arts Professionals 2011-12 organized events including the Artist As Citizen, The Artist-Administrator Balancing Act, and Collaborators in Situ. She has written about the arts for publications including San Francisco Bay Guardian and In Dance, with contemporary performance festival coverage for L.A.’s pop-up newsroom Engine28.com, Portland’s Willamette Week, and New York-based Culturebot.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by:
Adobe Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Institute of Museum and Library Services, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Foundation and members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts