Open House

Spring Open House

Apr 28, 2013   12–5pm

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.


Open Studios

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