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professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store.
they go out shopping, take the materials that, and get to work. it is kind of like a reprieve, so they can really focus on their body of work. >> when you are talking about recology, do you have the only sculpture garden at the top? >> it is based on work that was done many years ago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and
conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about
hearing dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit. this is what i am working on now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend. >> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book, it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in the serendipity of these still life compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the least thought of compositions. people are getting rid of this stuff. it holds no real value to them, because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel.
what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? but is the first question. for me, being in a situation that you're not comfortable in has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding, language, and art in general. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. -- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >> the first thing that attracted me to this was the printed surface. it was actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long.
in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts, it is part of the process of negotiating the final form. >> how do you jump from the two dimensional work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out of where things belong or where they could parapets something else. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a
structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in residence program. is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we have art exhibitions every four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists from all mediums to apply. we want as many artists from the bay area out here so they can have the same experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications. very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. thank you again for hosting us. >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪
(clapping.) first of all, let's give horn to god alleyway mighty for bringing us here today today is a historic occasion. this sermon is dedicated to the memory of doctor george davis the man that actually brought us together here today his vision to take our issues to the bayview he's no longer with us but we know your presence here today says a lot about his legacy and passion. i'm honored to be standing here knowing that speaker pelosi is here with us the number one advocate for children and women and seniors in the entire country of the united states is
here (clapping) in spite of her tight scheduling schedule her passion is here so we're 4u7b8 and i'm honored to have a hitters activity and great mayor mayor ed lee is here with us today (clapping) on the stage we have mr. salazar that actually, the developer that helped us to put all those things together to make that happen washington and senator
leno who is here for things we do in our county. we couldn't have gotten this done without wells fargo and every one of you know things happen because of ms. brenda wright (clapping) reverend walking is the board the ceo of the bayview hunters point presidio center he's not only a pastor but an activist you talk about programs and religious activities reverend walker is the go to person in our community. thank you for being here today (clapping) i see in the audience president of the la our without him a lot
of great things couldn't have happened shipyard and the community outreach making sure that people have jobs mr. cobb i didn't bonding our thank you. without any further delay i'm going to, go the program willie brown couldn't have been here today but next on the agenda pastor please come up to say a prayer for us today and after that we have 3 great sirens they're going to lead us the 3 sirens are martin luther and katherine are going to lead us
in the national black anthem. ladies and gentlemen let's start >> if all heads would be bowed we invoke god to come in. oh, god of the universe one who loves us more than that we love outdoors we thank you for this day this special occasions we've come together to celebrate the activity. we ask our blessings was we go forward and that everything we say and do goplegia in our sight may the words and a be acceptable in our presence we thank you now for all who are here and thank you for the
let us march on till victory is won. (clapping) ladies and gentlemen i'm having the privilege to introduce a homeboy made good he was raised in bishop in the project area he went on to be one of the preserve contractors in the bay area mr. michael by an is one of the general partners for the building of the george senior center we're proud of you, please come on stage
(clapping) and well, it gives me great pleasure standing before you and sometimes 375 woodside we've been there and said what we're doing we committed ourselves 5 years ago i had women calling me saying your momma used to cut my hair all i can say my grandmother said we've come a a long way so we have to give him a hand our contempt and we have to pay respects to salazar who fought the obstacles and others we've done 5 hope projects and the person i'm going to
introduce ms. contacting davis there's nobody, nobody i mean nobody (clapping) nobody i'm just going to say kathy come on up here (clapping.) thank you. let me just tell you i'm not willie brown. i was counting on him for all the jokes and fun, i have to do this now his back went out so pray for someone whose not
feeling well pray inform willie brown and thank him if i had to think of one politician i have a four package his, see exactly what this it took the one person whose the chair of our fund committee is former mayor willie brown i promised him the video he'll get to see it so give him a hand (clapping) george has always told me don't go to willie brown for the small stuff. so i really want to thank even for being here. this is a spell your last name day toro everyone dr. davis family is here the family is in
the house the daviss. i want to acknowledge the board of directors and we're going to do that they're my boss and they're in the house we'll have them stand but i want to thank them from the bottom of my heart so thank you. i want to start out by thinking a little bit about what dr. davis meant he was a forward thinker and thinking about bayview in the day and bayview has changed and is different but he was thinking about it 20 years ago. and this took 20 years. and later on i'm going to talk about the beautiful people and how they've helped us and supported our organization but it was really dr. davis is the
reason we're here so i want to remember that and to know we're his legacy to carry it forward when he passed it had to be hundreds and hundreds of people to make this day happen and you'll hear about that. to get to this day so a lot of other things i want to say the other things i want to say something about this housing it's going to be for the seniors in bayview. it was advocated for the seniors and dr. davis would want me to say how the seniors can get in it. bouquet it the day to take a maker i went to denny's when something big happened but we'll
have to go to denny's. the first time popcorn i'm going to introduce is dr. william walker the longtime advocate when people didn't bother with us he's the chair of directors and he would help us. (clapping.) >> distinguished and honorable persons on the platform may i mention one or two names this is the honorable and distinguished nancy pelosi we all love (clapping) and honorable mayor of the city of st. louis mayor ed lee would you give him a nice round of clause. to my brothers and sisters who
are here san francisco is a world-class city you can't have a world-class city without a world-class clark class neighborhood like the bayview service center is a world-class center. (clapping.) >>. and today, we came not to just talk and give out information but to celebrate. i remember sophie maxwell i was in her office she said pastor walker we need a visible momentum in bayview that will represent the development and the growth and how we love those
people and the senior citizen housing project and we're going to build and the senior citizen now office will be there if you building that give the lord a hand and all the people up here. come on would you repeat after me. i believe this is it >> (repeated.) the monument that will set the pace in bayview hunters point. it's my distinguished privilege to ask the board of directors to stand and face the audience (clapping) reverend hall and sally attorney carl williams and dr. church well.
thank you very much. and we need 3 more, we need 3 more fiscal board members. 3 more effective board members kwsh said you need to diversity that board so we need someone for the economic community s that has thousands and thousands of dollars to bring and the ethnic community that's not bayview hunters point it's an ethnic community thank you very much for those words (clapping.) okay. next is tony salazar he and doctor davis made a handshake and now here we are >> good morning it's a pleasure to share the stage with such
distinguished people. i want to share the word from our company the national real estate company that builds urban homes around the city we've build one hundred and 68 housing in rough areas around the united states. we went to cleveland decades ago when everyone was leaving and after hurricane katrina we've built 15 hundred units there. (clapping.) the city of detroit declares bankrupts and we were there the next day we go where not only wants to do we built one hundred and 68 developments in those communities and built them for people that need descendent
affordable housing. that's what we choose to do and those are the kind of developments we want to do. this is the only development i've done that has chosen me (clapping) and that's the gospel truth. 6 years ago i got a phone call from michael by an a mutual friend of george davis who calls me and says i have a friend looking for a developer i think you're the guy that can get along with him and meet his dandy live in la i flew up and met we talked about and he introduced me to his lovely wife and we had lunch and through
three done some dominos and played cards ii went home (laughter) >> a few weeks later, he calls back we ate more peach cobbler and through down more dominos after the fourth time he liens over and says you're my developer. this project choose me (clapping) the board of directors choose me (clapping) the city of san francisco choose me i've got to tell everyone here that i very much appreciate the opportunity and thank you for your hospitality i hope we build the beyond our exceptions
and look forward to having you all back for the groundbreaking (clapping.) okay. the next person what can i say when nobody be acknowledged in us and wouldn't fund the money and george talked to everyone one person believed that's brenda wright (clapping.) thank you. well pastor walker said you remember what i said about big dollars and it's like being in church (laughter) who can tell the pastor no. so i'm just thrilled to be here this morning. this goes back a long way and the thing that makes me feel good about this day is dr. davis
i think i met you guys 10 years ago and he had this vision sea shared it and i said okay. we worked together and funded the study around the bayview compassed but for me and wells fargo this is what it's about how do you show up and make a difference. i get even though prim of being here but i have team members that do fabulous workday in and out they're here this morning. i want to thank them for their support of vision of helping community skewed financial. we do a lot in san francisco last year, we gave over 20 million and one thing my
chairman says you've never seen the thriving bank in a poor neighborhood a neighborhood that's not successful so it's our vision and goal to help the community like the bayview be successful so i want to thank the bayview hunters point and the staff this is a fabulous staff. you know when you go to meetings they feed you fried chicken but thank you kathy you plowed open and your encourage and the work of the folks of this center you've done a stellar job on behalf of wells fargo here thrilled to be part of the community and so thank you very much (clapping) >> okay. the woman that needs
inform introduction except we love her and she's been here our congresswoman the leader of the democratic house of representatives nancy pelosi (clapping.) >> thank you. good morning everyone. this will be the time i would say i'm honored to be here with you will have you with the members of the official first name of san francisco. but that's not why i'm here today, this is personal. this is about george davis it's personal for so many of us here and, of course, i'm proud