VALUE CULTURE PRESENTS: SEVEN BY 7
A PHOTO EXHIBITION SHOWCASING THE ‘LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO’ JIMMIE FAILS’ ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2021 -- Value Culture, 501c3 non profit organization announces the grand opening of ‘Seven by 7,’ a photo retrospective showcasing actor and artist Jimmie Fails Artist-in-Residence experience living in the historic Doolan Larson Residence on the corner of Haight & Ashbury. The opening kicks off on Thursday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. PST, and will highlight seven San Francisco photographers who documented Jimmie’s experience as he prepared for upcoming film roles, using the residence to write for new inspiration. The residency took place during the months of June and July of 2021. The show will be up on view until November 14th along with other multicultural experiences. More information available at www.valueculture.org. To RSVP, please visit www.sevenby7.art.
‘Seven by 7’ will feature photographers Jenna Harkins, Michael Zagaris, Emmanuel Blackwell, Misha Vladimirskiy, Nate Cohen, Sasha Netchaev, and Grady Brannan. The works on view at 1506 Haight St. will be on sale benefitting Value Culture’s cultural and educational programs and supporting artists in need. Limited edition merchandise will also be on sale, including autographed photo books with Jimmie Fails exhibition images on display.
[Download a sampling of exhibition photos for media use here]
Jimmie Fails is best known for his lead role in the critically acclaimed film, “Last Black Man of San Francisco.” Jimmie’s road to stardom was not without challenges, growing up in a San Francisco group home, and beating the odds to achieve Hollywood success.’’
The Legacy and National Treasure Doolan Larson residence 577 Ashbury and storefronts at 1506 Haight St. are managed by SF Heritage. The spaces were donated to SF Heritage by Norm Larson after his passing with the purpose to make the space a haven for artists, creatives, and to preserve the counterculture of the Haight Ashbury. The building was central during the Summer of Love, with visitors such as Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. It’s now re emerging as host to one of the best artist-in-residence programs in San Francisco, with artists such as Jeremy Fish (illustrator/artist), Ben Juodvalkis (composer/musician), Melecio Estrella (artistic director/dance artist), Gabriel Christian (dance artist/performance artist), and the featured artist of this exhibition and book, Jimmie Fails (actor/writer/model).
The goal for the Artist-in-Residence program is to support the vision for the property to promote art, equity and the interpretation of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood and CounterCulture.
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