"Speaking of art school....impressions, stories and remembrances as told by alumni and faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute".
This series is about perpetuating the culture and legacy of the San Francisco Art Institute through recorded interviews. I feel that the is a rich history inside anyone that ever attended or taught at SFAI.
This series is open to any SFAI alums and/or faculty to participate in. Indeed these are turbulent times at SFAI however this series is about YOU, how you came to be a
student at SFAI, your experiences there and how that helped to shape your life.
If you are interested in participating, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
------Thomas M. Houston
Thomas M. Houston featuring Judy Gittelsohn
Judy Gittelsohn is an alumness from the San Francisco Art Institute, ca 1978.
She founded punk bands Pink Section and The Inflatable Boy Clams.
She currently has her own gallery, Studio Judy G in Watsonville, California where she shows her own work and the work of others.
SHOW ME MY MOUNTAINS PT. 1
Thomas M. Houston featuring Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson is a graduate of the San Fancisco Art Institute, MFA, 1970.
He went on to become a professor at UC Davis.
He is also a blues guitar player who plays in San Francisco.
He is represented at the Haines Gallery in San Francisco.
BABY DAVE GETZ DREDGES SFAI AND ROCK MUSIC SCENE 60S FORWARD
Thomas M. Houston featuring Dave Getz
Dave Getz graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1964 majoring in painting.
He is most well know for being the drummer for Big Brother and the holding Company and their work with Janis Joplin.
50 YEARS IN ART INSPIRED AND NURTURED AT SFAI
Thomas M. Houston featuring Lawrence White
Lawrence White graduated from SFAI in 1975, MFA film. He then went to work for Rolling Stone magazine from 1978-83. He stayed in that professional lane for decades and got a NY Press Association award for coverage of his neighborhood in Lower Manhattan during and after the terrorist attacks of 911. He won an AFI award for independent film and has had work shown in festivals internationally.
DRUMMER, PAINTER, MURALIST, MUSICIAN
Thomas M. Houston featuring Prairie Prince
Drummer and graphic artist, Prairie Prince, founding member of the Tubes talks about his growing up in Arizona, moving to San Francisco to go to the San Francisco Art Institute. We recount some of his experiences and instructors at SFAI and how he formed the Tubes with friend, art/music collaborator and fellow SFAI student, Michael Cotten. Our lively conversation focusses on his development as an artist both musical and visual.
Thomas M. Houston featuring Tony Labat
Tony Labat was born in Havana Cuba and came to the United States at the age of fifteen in 1966. He received both a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited internationally over the last thirty years. Labat has received numerous awards and grants and his work is in many private and public collections. Labat has developed a body of work in performance, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has dealt with and continues his investigations with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media.
FROM VENICE TO SFAI
Thomas M. Houston featuring Ruth Chase
“The interview is about getting into the San Francisco Art Institute, how SFAI was a drug rehab for me, getting through being a college student with minimal reading and writing skills, experiences with a few of my professors like Carlos Villa, and Angela Davis in the late '80s, and working through a pandemic. ” Ruth Chase