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  2. This is work in progress, a rough cut of just one small piece of a two year project to document The Welcome To The NeighborHOOD Project @ Literacy For Environmental Justice; A community arts project by Wendy Testu.

    This segmant is where the artist, Keba Armand Konte, spent eight weeks with six youth from the non-profit Literacy For Environmental Justice in the Bayview / Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. This video piece is intended to be shown in the gallery space next to the actual art piece that was created by the youth. In 2010 this segment will be reworked with the other segments into a full length documentary film.

    They created a modular 8 x 12 ft., multi-media piece about the gentrification happening in their neighborhood.

    Keba and the youth began by engaging in conversations about the various topics that concern them and the experiences they’ve had with those topics. A long list of themes was created and by a process of elimination they chose the theme of gentrification.

    A photographic tour of the neighborhood produced images of symbols and objects that represented their theme.

    Materials were gathered in the neighborhood to use for their assemblage
    and to try out the multiple new techniques they explored,
    such as: 'project and effect’, photo transfer & ‘scrubbing’.

    The final piece incorporated; found objects, drawings, signs & photo transfers.

    The title… ‘A Stroll down Gentrification Lane’.

    Stay Tuned for more…

    This project has been made possible with generous funding from:
    The San Francisco Arts Commission
    The LEF Foundation
    The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
    The San Francisco Foundations-Koshland Program

    And generous support from:
    T-Mobile
    Motorola
    Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura
    Literacy For Environmental Justice
    The EcoCenter
    The Port of San Francisco
    The African American Arts And Culture Complex; Sargent Johnson Gallery
    ART 94124 Gallery
    Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum

    And many many generous volunteers

    Thank you, each and every one of you

    For more information, please visit:

    The Project: http://www.welcometotheneighborhood.us

    Literacy For Environmental Justice: http://www.lejyouth.org

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  3. This is work in progress and another rough cut of just one small piece of a two year project to document The Welcome To The NeighborHOOD Project @ Literacy For Environmental Justice; A community arts project by Wendy Testu.

    This segmant is where the artist, Robert Larson, spent thirteen weeks with six youth from the non-profit Literacy For Environmental Justice in the Bayview / Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.This video piece is intended to be shown in the gallery space next to the actual art piece that was created by the youth. In 2010 this segment will be reworked with the other segments into a full length documentary film.

    Rob and the youth began with an exploratory walk to scavenge and observe, to get physically involved with the neighborhood materials. Illegal dumping piles are plentiful in the Bayview and there was no lack of materials. Stories about the neighborhood unraveled as they found common materials, such as; Inmates wrist bands, stuffed animals from a sidewalk memorial site and a SF Police Department Frisbee.

    The youth have created a modular mixed-media wall installation and other mixed media sculptures using their journal entries over the last nine months and found objects from their investigations.

    Stay Tuned for more…

    This project has been made possible with generous funding from:
    The San Francisco Arts Commission
    The LEF Foundation
    The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
    The San Francisco Foundations-Koshland Program

    And generous support from:
    T-Mobile
    Motorola
    Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura
    Literacy For Environmental Justice
    The EcoCenter
    The Port of San Francisco
    The African American Arts And Culture Complex; Sargent Johnson Gallery
    ART 94124 Gallery
    Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum

    And many many generous volunteers

    Thank you, each and every one of you

    For more information, please visit:

    The Project: http://www.welcometotheneighborhood.us

    Literacy For Environmental Justice: http://www.lejyouth.org

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  4. Welcome To The NeighborHOOD
    A Community Engagement Project

    http://www.welcometotheneighborhood.us

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    This piece was one of the top 10 finalists for the Environmental Protection Agency's 'Faces of The Grassroots Movement' video contest in 2010.

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    Wendy Testu -Filming, Editing, Project Creator, Arts Administrator, Multimedia Artist, Teaching Artist

    Monica Jensen - Photographer

    Taylor Neaman Goudey - Lead Artist

    Literacy For Environmental Justice - Community Partner

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    A behind the scenes look at the two year community engagement project by Wendy Testu. The Welcome To The NeighborHOOD project is a collaboration with several artists and youth from Literacy For Environmental Justice (LEJ).

    This segment documents eight weeks where the artist, Taylor Neaman Goudey, worked with six youth from the non-profit Literacy For Environmental Justice in the Bayview / Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. This video has been shown in gallery spaces as part of the installation of the actual art pieces; 'The Tented Shelter' and 'The Ladder Of Family Ties'. Visitors to these exhibitions were encouraged to create dialogue around their family ties, the environment and social justice issues as they sat under the 'The Tented Shelter' and added to 'The Ladder of Family Ties'.

    Taylor and the youth explored topics such as how creativity can be used to look critically at mans effects on the environment, and how found objects and images can show the opposing forces of man vs. nature. The group started with a tour to take photos of Herons Head Park (where the EcoCenter, San Francisco’s first of-the-grid public building, is built next to the former Pacific Gas & Electric power plant. They also looked at slides of other artists work and discussed questions including: What are some signifiers of industry and nature? How do we create images that represent these opposing forces and what is our story?

    The youth developed concepts for their images and learned how to manipulate them in Photoshop in order to create printable screens. Garments were scavenged from the streets, washed, and prepared for printing. They printed their first round of screens at Native Graphix Print House, a social enterprise of H.O.M.E.Y (Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth; a community-based anti-violence organization).

    Soon this segment will be worked into a full length documentary film about the entire Welcome to The NeighborHOOD project. A documentary photo book is also available on line:

    http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/1206220

    Stay Tuned for more…

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    This project has been made possible with generous funding from:
    The San Francisco Arts Commission
    The LEF Foundation
    The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
    The San Francisco Foundations-Koshland Program

    And generous support from:
    T-Mobile
    Motorola
    Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura
    Literacy For Environmental Justice
    The EcoCenter
    The Port of San Francisco
    The African American Arts And Culture Complex; Sargent Johnson Gallery
    ART 94124 Gallery
    Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum

    And many generous volunteers

    Thank you, each and every one of you

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    For more information, please visit:

    The Project: welcometotheneighborhood.us

    Literacy For Environmental Justice: lejyouth.org

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