Changing Forms (2015)

Paper/Garment and Changing Forms Shine Light on Aspiring Artists

July 29 through August 1, 12 noon – 6 pm
Opening reception, 5 pm – 8 pm

SAN FRANCISCO – In support of future visual artists, Minnesota Street Project will provide the space for SFArtsEd to showcase two student exhibits, Paper/Garment and Changing Forms at 2291 3rd Street. Guests also can view a few pieces from these exhibits at two neighborhood locations: MAC at 1003 Minnesota Street, and Industrious Life at 1095 Tennessee St.12 noon – 6 pm

Changing Forms is a collection of works created by students during SFArtsED’s summer program. Richard Olsen, artist instructor, led a class of students, age 10 to 13, to explore different art forms. He focused on diversity in art forms and hoped the art inspired dialogue among the students.  Projects included painting on metal, self-portraits, photography, semiotics, dirt drawings and abstract art and more. Assignment-based projects intermixed with self-generated ones.

“Everyone brought their own voice to the changing forms,” Olsen said. “Everyone created, shared, learned from, and delighted in each other’s creations. Art was both a personal expression and a catalyst to new ideas, experience, and practice on the part of the class as a whole.”

Students felt challenged and inspired by the program to express their art in a new and profound way.

“What I like best about the class is that we’re not treated like little kids but as serious artists,” said Carla, age 13.


About SFArtsED

Arts education through participation is what firmly distinguishes the San Francisco Arts Education Project. We pursue this by bringing career artists directly to kids in every corner of our city; helping them ignite personal confidence and growth. As children enter a world of lifelong investigation, we seek to leave them with skills that not only embrace their childhood curiosity. But captivate their imaginations over decades.  The San Francisco Arts Education Project provides participatory experiences in the arts to the children of San Francisco so they are better equipped to make use of their creative abilities in all aspects of their lives.

About Minnesota Street Project

With real estate costs skyrocketing throughout San Francisco, Minnesota Street Project provides a location for visual arts businesses and organizations to put down roots and build a dynamic cultural hub. Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch neighborhood, Minnesota Street Project offers a new model for affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits and retail. Founded by Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project is scheduled to open a 35,000 square foot warehouse at 1275 Minnesota Street in March 2016. During construction, Minnesota Street Project will present ongoing visual arts programming at temporary spaces around the city. For more information, visit

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