Thursday, February 21, 6–8pm
Food and drink: 6-6:30pm
Talk begins: 6:30pm
2900 18th Street (between Florida and Alabama Streets)
San Francisco, CA, USA
From Heath Newsstand:
This month, we’re welcoming co-editors Matt Haber and Kathleen Henderson of Creative Growth Magazine, a publication by the artists at Creative Growth, an art center in Oakland for artists with disabilities. Since 2016, Creative Growth Magazine has presented the work of these visionary artists, through their advice columns, recipes, short stories, horoscopes, fashion spreads, and Q&As (from love among artists to Bigfoot). We ask: How can a small, volunteer-driven magazine help represent those people that are rarely seen in mainstream publications? And, what does it mean for so-called “outsider artists” to see their work in a glossy, full-color magazine sold at shops and museums nationwide?
Matt Haber is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York, GQ, and other publications. He has also served as an editor at The Village Voice, The New York Observer, and Fast Company and has co-edited Creative Growth Magazine with Kathleen Henderson since the first issue in 2016.
Kathleen Henderson is a visual artist living and working in the Bay Area. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo shows in LA, and San Francisco as well as the Drawing Center in New York. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and is in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is currently a staff artist at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA and senior editor at the Creative Growth Magazine.
Michael Ray is the editor of Zoetrope: All-Story, Francis Ford Coppola’s story and art quarterly, which was honored with the 2018 National Magazine Award as the finest literary periodical in the United States—the publication’s second straight such distinction, and third in five years—and included in the 2018 Brno International Biennale of Graphic Design. He is also a screenwriter whose films have been selected for the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals, among others. His most recent film, While the Women Are Sleeping—shot on location in Tokyo and Shimoda, Japan—starred the Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano and premiered at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.