Come roam the various buildings of our campus, engage with Artists in their studios, experience new work and works in progress, see performances, hear readings, and stay for a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook! Click here
Schedule of Events
Bubble-blowing, contemporary dance, a play about Stinging Nettles, and a not-so-typical yard sale. Only at Open House. Only at Headlands.
12:00 – 2:00PM
Hands-on Activity, The Parade Ground
Blow giant bubbles with Ali Naschke-Messing (AFF ’13)
1:00 – 1:30PM
Performance, Building 952 The Gym
Dancers Jesse Hewit (AIR ’13) & Laura Arrington (AIR ’10) present excerpts from their work-in-progress ADULT. *Please note, performance contains adult content
1:30 – 2:30PM
Readings, Building 944 Eastwing
4 x 12 – Artists in Residence and Affiliate writers, two fiction writers and two non-fiction writers each give 12-minute readings.
- Laurel Braitman (AFF ’13) writes about animal insanity, outlaws and history of science. Her book, Animal Madness, is forthcoming with Simon and Schuster in June 2014.
- Victoria Gannon (AFF ’13) is an Oakland-based writer interested in the overlaps between autobiography and aesthetics. Topics of interest include art, cultural geography, and memories of her suburban California childhood.
- Jennie Lin (AIR ’13) writes fiction about wilderness, survival, immigrants, and women with piddling superpowers. At Headlands, she is working on a novel about an immigration lawyer and a refugee navigating a future world. She is also finishing a collection of linked short stories in which two women cope with extreme (literal and not-so-literal) wilderness.
- William Rockwell (AFF ’13) is a San Francisco-based writer. His current work explores the function of memory and the way in which it is influenced by objects, location, and natural phenomenon.
2:00 – 2:30PM
Performance, Building 945, Studio 9
Sara Kraft (AIR ’13) will present a performance installation drawn from her current investigations at the Headlands.
2:45 – 3:15PM
Performance, Building 944, Rodeo Room
Emily Meg Weinstein (AFF ’13) presents A PowerPoint About My Feelings, a slideshow presentation about love and heartbreak.
3:00 – 3:30PM
Performance, Building 961
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Paul Clipson (AIRs ’13) present Psychic Sculpture—a live, spontaneous collaboration of Super 8 film & sound.
3:30 – 4PM
Performance, Building 944 Eastwing
Kristian O’Hare (AFF ’13) presents a reading from Nettled. SYNOPSIS: Stinging nettles. Restorative elixirs. Urban foraging. Not all online deals are worth redeeming — or so a couple learns in Kristian O’Hare’s darkly funny guide to today’s sustainable lifestyles. Performed with actor Nick Trengove.
4:00 – 4:30PM
Performance, Building 945, Studio 9
Repeat: Sara Kraft (AIR ’13) will present a performance installation drawn from her current investigations at the Headlands.
4:00 – 4:45PM
Poetry Walk, Meet on Back Deck of Building 960
Hazel White (AFF ’13) takes visitors into the landscape to share a sonnet written especially for the Marin Headlands’ landscape.
35+ Artists in their studios present newly finished work and works in progress. Buildings 944, 945, & 960
Performance/Installation, Project Space, Building 944
Scott Vermeire (AIR ’13) will be hosting a yard sale in his studio with special guest performances, cash only, all sales final, no earlybirds.
Art-Making for Families, Building 945, First Floor, Studio 3
Join in the creative process with a hands-on art project—all ages welcome!
Mobile Trail-Head, Outside Building 952 The Gym