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The Welcome To The NeighborHOOD Photo Documentary Book

Volume #2

Photographer: Monica Jensen

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Over 80 full color photos and photo collages including; a behind the scenes look at the creation of the work with each lead artist. Volume #2 shows The Installations at The African American Arts And Culture Complex, Zeum: San francisco's Childrens' Museum and Art 94124. Youth journal entry's, news articles, visitor comments and portraits have also been added.

Artists involved in the project: Wendy Testu, Robert Larson, Keba Armand Konte, Taylor Neaman-Goudey, Eve S. Mosher, Sam Slater and youth from Literacy for Environmental Justice

By purchasing your copy you will be directly supporting Literacy for Environmental Justice and The EcoCenter. All Proceeds go directly to support their programming!

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The Project:
The Welcome To The NeighborHOOD Project is a community arts project lead by Wendy Testu: A residency over the past year has lead the youth interns to create work about their personal experiences, gentrification and displacement, the opposing forces of man vs. nature, art as activism, the positive people and influences in their community and the environmental and social justice issues facing the community of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.

The artwork has been installed in interactive fort installations for the Sargent Johnson Gallery in the African American Arts And Culture Complex, Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum and at Art 94124 in San Francisco.

In the summer of 2010 the work traveled to The EcoCenter in Herons Head Park (San Francisco’s first public off-the-grid building). See Volume #3 for the final installation images at the EcoCenter.

This small book documents the journey we have been on.

Every meeting was filmed and photographed in order to create this book and a documentary film and to serve as a reminder of the process we went through and ultimately to reflect upon what we learned from each other.

Please use this book as your journal and continue the process in your own way.

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Visit vimeo to view the film in progress:
Google it (Vimeo, Wendy Testu)

Visit the events page for the latest updates:
http://welcometotheneighborhood.eventbrite.com/

The website:
www.welcometotheneighborhood.us

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This project has been made possible with the generous support from:
The San Francisco Arts Commission
The LEF Foundation
The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
The San Francisco Foundations-Koshland Program
Literacy For Environmental Justice
The EcoCenter
T-Mobile
Motorola
The African American Arts And Culture Complex; Sargent Johnson Gallery
Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum
Art 94124
Many many volunteers

And you, thank you for your purchase and your support

www.welcometotheneighborhood.us

thanks for watching!

wendytestsu

About the Author

Wendy Testu
wendytestsu San Francisco, CA

These small books document the journey we have been on with the Welcome To The NeighborHOOD project, a community arts project by Wendy Testu. A collaboration with artists Robert Larson, Keba Armand-Konte, Taylor Neaman-Goudey, Eve S. Mosher, Sam Slater, Monica Jensen and youth from Literacy For Environmental Justice. A residency from 2008-11' has lead the participants to create work about their personal experiences, gentrification and displacement, the opposing forces of man vs. nature, art as activism, the positive people and influences in their community and the environmental and social justice issues facing the community of the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.

Every meeting was filmed and photographed in order to create these books and a documentary film. To serve as a reminder of the process we went through and ultimately to reflect upon what we learned from each other.

Visit vimeo and the website above for the latest updates
Google (Vimeo, Wendy Testu)

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