Artists in Residence

C5 has an Artist in Residence program. during special months when we get volunteers, a C5 parent, family member, staff member, or friend of C5 from the community comes into the classrooms at both centers usually for two afternoons and presents something of interest to the children, staff, and parents. Some of our Artists in Residence have come for only one very special day.

The sessions are highly participative, and teachers and children practice and expand on the offerings between sessions. For example, during the Samba Dancing Artist in Residence visits, the children danced with Lani Way, as she demonstrated the movements, costumes, instruments, music, and attitudes that accompany the dancing. Then, they made a variety of costumes to wear when she returned, and everyone wore them, played instruments, and danced in a long Mardi Gras-like parade through all of the CA State Building Center classrooms.

The visits are usually scheduled about two weeks apart. They last for approximately 20-30 minutes in the areas where the children of different ages gather. The locations are typically within the classrooms at the two centers; however, we have had interactive presentations in the auditorium of the Milton Marks Conference Center in the lower level of the California State Office Building and on stage at the famous Herbst Theatre, which is one block away from C5 in the Civic Center.

Examples of Past Artists in Residence are:

Juliette Hirt — Concert Harp
Pete Lude — Jazz Guitar and Bluegrass Banjo
Lani Way — Somba Dancing
Barbara Gallios — Spinning and Weaving
Julia Webber and Friend — Collage Painting
Yousef Bohamama — Arabic Writing and Culture
Paul Clanon — Jazz Bass
David Krall — Computer Graphics
Michelle Cooke — Cooking
Mary Loyola — Jewelry and Beadwork
June Weintraub — Bubble Art Science
Kathy Baron — Flute
Eva Merrick — Sound Poems and Word Snakes
Quinton and Carolyn Tschetter — Piano and Arias (At the Herbst Theatre)
Marti and Larry Bruketta — Swing Ballroom Dancing (In the Milton Marks Conference Center Auditorium)
Janna Stabile — Yoga for Children
Juanita Erickson — Native American Storytelling
Robin Wilson — Stories from Books and Puppets
Vashti Ferguson — Watercolor Painting
Jad and Kahreem Abhoulson — Clarinet
Derek Bermel and Cynthia Mei — Original Contemporary Chamber Music (In the Milton Marks Conference Center Auditorium)
Allie Gottlieb — Drums & Rhythms
Lorenzo Ilanillo — Video Filming and Editing
Angela Dent — Chalk and Charcoal
Erin Farris — American Sign Language
Sally Malave — Malave Soccer Team (In the Courtyard Play Area)
Antonio Davidson-Gomez — World Percussion and Sounds (In the Milton Marks Conference Center Auditorium)
Jill McInerney and Julian Gross — Flute and Guitar
John Foster and Steve Gibson — Guitar
San Francisco Ballet School — (In the Milton Marks Conference Center Auditorium
Christina Sabee — Floral Arrangements
Yoko Takada — Origami
Theresa DeMaria-Valdes — Classical Piano
Chef Jonas — Baking
Jane Kramer — Oboe