4 episodes

Join co-curators Margaret Tedesco and Leila Weefur for a dive into the complex and often surprising 150 year history of San Francisco Art Institute. In conversation with the 150 year anniversary exhibition, A Spirit of Disruption, hear stories from SFAI's library and rich archive, tales from students who roamed its halls, and every now and then, some hot gossip. Are you listening? Our beautifully rendered portraits by Amanda Kirkhuff BFA’06.

Are You Listening‪?‬ San Francisco Art Institute

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Join co-curators Margaret Tedesco and Leila Weefur for a dive into the complex and often surprising 150 year history of San Francisco Art Institute. In conversation with the 150 year anniversary exhibition, A Spirit of Disruption, hear stories from SFAI's library and rich archive, tales from students who roamed its halls, and every now and then, some hot gossip. Are you listening? Our beautifully rendered portraits by Amanda Kirkhuff BFA’06.

    The Sculpture Department

    The Sculpture Department

    In episode four of Are you listening?, co-curators Margaret Tedesco & Leila Weefur discuss the history of the Sculpture Department and its cast of characters.They discuss the department's long history reaching far and wide from the Bay Area and beyond. Featured in this episode are the voices from alumni and faculty, María Elena González, Carrie Hott, Mildred Howard, Michael Arcega, Catherine Fairbanks, Kija Lucas, John Roloff, Lucas Murgida, and Brett Reichman on John DeFazio.

    The music throughout this podcast is by two alumni: Tommy Becker (Interdisciplinary, 1999), and Jonathan Holland (Painting, 2001) from the band Tussle. Becker's track is titled "Newfound Freedom" from the soundtrack of "Tape Number One" recorded on a four track recorder in a walk-in closet on Market St in 2001. The track from Tussle is titled "Don’t Stop" from Don't Stop, EP (Troubleman Unlimited, 2004).

    Our beautifully rendered portraits by Amanda Kirkhuff (Painting, 2006).

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Painting Department

    The Painting Department

    In episode three of Are you listening?, co-curators Margaret Tedesco & Leila Weefur discuss the history of the illustrious Painting Department and its cast of characters. They discuss the department's long history reaching far and wide from the Bay Area and beyond. Featured in this episode are the voices from alumni and faculty, Pam Martin, Nina Zurier, Danielle Lawrence, Jenifer Wofford, Carlos Villa, Katherine Vetne, and Michele Foyer.
     
     Our beautifully rendered portraits by Amanda Kirkhuff BFA’06.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Honey, I AM the Art Institute" — Flo Wysinger Allen

    "Honey, I AM the Art Institute" — Flo Wysinger Allen

    In episode two of Are you listening?, Margaret Tedesco & Leila Weefur discuss the history of legendary Bay Area artist’s model Florence “Flo” Wysinger Allen. They discuss Flo’s long history at SFAI and the incredible mark she’s left on the San Francisco Bay Area art community. Featured in this episode is an archived audio interview between Flo and Michael Leonard, an MA student at San Francisco State University in the 1980s. Accompanying this interview is a story from Joy Episalla, who details her personal relationship with Flo at the California College of the Arts.

    Our beautifully rendered portraits by Amanda Kirkhuff BFA’06.

    • 50 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Meet Margaret and Leila, the co-hosts of this podcast series and the co-curators of A Spirit of Disruption, an exhibition that reflects on the school’s profound and sustained influence on contemporary art and highlights the contributions of generations of diverse artists and individuals often overlooked in the historical narrative of SFAI. This first episode is an introduction to acknowledge the scope of SFAI's legacy and the indescribable amount of histories, people, and works of art surrounding it.

    See Father Guido Sarducci tell us why you shouldn't miss the boat here.

    Watch Anja's full speech from their 2014 commencement address here, it begins at 1:14:50.

    Our beautifully rendered portraits by Amanda Kirkhuff BFA’06.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MGH-NYC ,

Leila and Margaret are great story tellers

Wonderful! Filled with music and untold history. Combined with the visual exhibition this show encompasses all the senses. Looking forward to more!

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