Open House

Summer Open House

Jul 29, 2018   12–5pm
FREE and open to the public

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! Please follow directions from our parking attendants. If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus. More info on transportation and directions here.

Schedule of Events


Timed Events


Building 944, Second Floor, Eastwing

Three Headlands writers give 10-minute readings.
Kate Folk
Ploi Piropokin
Lance Twitchell


Three Headlands writers give 10-minute readings.
Anita Gail Jones
Mary O’Brien
Emily Wolahan

Building 952, Gym

Anna Martine Whitehead presents Future Supper,
an installation, and a short video that is part of her larger project called Notes on Territory.

Building 944, Second Floor, Rodeo Room


James Ijames presents a short clip from a staging of Moon Man Walk, his play in which a young man learns the truth about his absent father when he returns home to attend his mother’s funeral. This magical journey through space and time takes us literally to the moon and back and explores the black family in the age of Mass Incarceration.


Nikyatu Jusu shows an excerpt from a work-in-progress cut of a 15-minute short film, Suicide By Sunlight, which she is using as proof of concept for a larger narrative episodic series. The series is about a species of daywalking black vampires who are protected from the sun by their melanin; the short film focuses on one such character whom Jusu will further explore in the series.


Chinonye Chukwu presents A LONG WALK, a short film she wrote, produced and directed. A father humiliates his son by parading him through the neighborhood in women’s clothing in front of all the other kids on a summer day. The impact of that decision ripples through his family and best friend’s lives for years to come. This story is based on true events.


Angela Willetts presents Prepositions, a performance for video, enacting and embodying various prepositions between human and rock—upon, around, between, with, against, beneath.

Ongoing throughout the day


Art for All Ages
Building 944, Second Floor, Officer’s Club

Tiny Furniture: Join the Bay Area Discovery Museum and construct tiny furniture using recycled materials. Consider scale, form and function as you adorn the interiors of our miniature homes.

Gala Porras-Kim: Trials in Ancient Technologies
Building 944, Third Floor, Project Space West


Building 945, Studio 9A

Daniel Melo and Kai Chen present recent work.


Building 945, Third Floor

Lucas DeGiulio presents a series of works developed during his time as a resident at Headlands as the 2017–18 Tournesol Awardee, including an edition of CNC wood cut reproductions of larger painted and carved wood panels.


Building 961

Musician Guro Moe invites audience members to have a conversation about her work.


Photo: Tom Ide