Open House

Spring Open House

Mar 25, 2018   12–5:59pm

Open House provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to roam the various buildings of our campus, meet current artists, view works in progress, attend performances and readings, and enjoy a housemade lunch in the Mess Hall Cafe. Members at the Inspire ($250) level and above receive complimentary lunch for two!

Parking is limited! If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus. More info on transportation and directions here.

Schedule of Events


Eastwing, Building 944, second floor

IN | EXCLUSION, a work in progress by Chinese Whisper’s Executive Director, Rene Yung (AFF ’18), with Joe Cascasan, James Der, Ford Lee, Kevin Lee, Andrew Ng, Earlena Somera-Ramsey, and Jerry Wu

Eastwing, Building 944, second floor

Three Headlands writers each give 10-minute readings
Kate Folk (AFF ’17–’18)
Sandra Jackson-Opoku (AIR ’18)
Emily Wolohan (AFF ’17–’18)

The Commons

Two Readings in Nature
ocean (AIR ’18)
Tongo Eisen-Martin (Commissioned Artist)*

*Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book of poems titled Someone’s Dead Already was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series.


Rodeo Room, Building 944, second floor

Three Headlands writers each give 10-minute readings
Mary O’Brien (AFF ’17–’18)
Marco Lean (AFF ’17–’18)
Caitlin Saylor Stephens (AIR ’18)

3–3:15PM & ongoing
Building 960, Front Loading Dock

Stacey Goodman (AFF ’17–’18) performs Shadow/Me at 3PM, at 3PM and intermittently throughout the afternoon.

3:45 – 4:30PM
Rodeo Room, Building 944, second floor

Nicole Lavelle (AFF ’17–’18) and Daniel Melo (AFF ’17–’18) present an improvisational performance of sound, word, and image
Followed by
José Figueroa (AFF ’17–’18) performs The Bridge



Video Installation
second-floor landing, Building 944

Minoosh Zomorodinia (AFF ’17–’18)

Project Space, Building 944, third floor

Human Nature by Lucas Foglia (AIR ’18)

Sculptural Installation
Outside, Behind Building 960

Elisabeth Kohnke (AFF ’17–’18) shows Identity Crisis, 2018. “This sculpture in motion outlines a common emotion among Americans today. What our country stands for appears to change on a daily basis.”

Hands-on All Ages Activity
Officer’s Club, Building 944, second floor

Join Park Partner Point Bonita YMCA for a hands-on animal-inspired activity suitable for makers of all ages. If you enjoy spending time in the Headlands, take a look into the YMCA’s family programming!

Point Bonita YMCA’s next event will be a guided wildflower walk on April 7, 2018; Get more information and register here.

Workshop Screenplay Reading
Building 961

Aron Kantor (AIR ’18) directs a workshop reading of The Continental, his screenplay written with K. M. Soehnlein about a legendary gay bathhouse, set in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s.  Contains sexual language. Please enter and exit the space quietly.