MIX (2000)

The Mills Building; Conceived and curated by Richard Olsen; In collaboration with ArtSource Consulting; This exhibition was the result of a 15-week artistic conversation between students from the San Francisco Art Institute and art classes from Gateway Charter and Francisco schools. The graduate students sat in on academic and art classes at both schools, and the younger students visited the San Francisco Art Institute graduate seminars. In this way each group learned about the other, so that they came to know each other as students, as people and as artists. The exhibition evidenced this close and unusual conversation. It included unusual portraits in a variety of media and a video of the artists entering each other’s worlds.