Workshop: Know Your Name with Ali Blum, Artist

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Monday, 3/15/2021
7:00 - 8:15
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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In this workshop artist Ali Blum will lead you in a series of prompts to explore self care and encourage reflection, mediation, relaxation and play. Through many different  prompts you will gather ideas to write, draw, collage, paint and however else you are moved to write a letter to yourself. This letter may be words, numbers, drawings, or a combination of all. It is in the process of making that self care and reflection will bloom. 

Materials:  4-5 pieces of paper and pencils or pens and whatever other materials you have available. Possibilities include, but are not limited to , color pencils, watercolor, collage material, scissors, glue stick, crayons, or markers.

Alexandra Blum received her BFA from Cornell University in Painting and her MFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St Louis. She has had residencies at Curtiduria Print shop in Oaxaca, Mexico and the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Blum actively exhibits group and solo shows at de Young Museum, Cornell University Hartell Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, Museo de la Filatelia de Oaxaca, Ligne Roset, Front Gallery, Somarts, Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids, The Mission Cultural Center and The San Francisco Jewish Library.

She teaches at Drew School and the students serve as a constant source of energy and inspiration. She has conducted workshops and live art demonstrations at the SFMOMA, de Young Friday Night Events, The Academy of Sciences, Asian Art Museum intern program and The Jewish Museum. She is a member of the California Printmaking Society. Connect with Ali Blum  - Website | Instagram

Know Your Name is a series of events created in connection to SFPL's 16th One City One Book, Chanel Miller and her book Know My Name. Every Monday evening in March and April will explore a broad range of topics, from sexual assault, survivor resources, gender and system oppression, healing through art, feminism, activism and more. 

 

 


Events and workshops curated around SFPL’s One City One Book selection. One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is a citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time. For more information, see sfpl.org/onecityonebook.

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This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.


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