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Quarantine Newsletter #21
Dear friends, 
I don't know about you, but last Thursday's third Laboratory Series with Peter, Tracy and Antwon was deeply inspiring and encouraging to me. Thank you all for showing up and listening in. We'll be recording all our virtual events from now on and uploading them to the Miossi Gallery website and
our Youtube channel for further viewing. Please feel free to share widely with your communities and networks, and anyone who may be interested in our programming.
Read on for this week's offerings...
Laboratory Series Updates

Mark your calendars! 

Laboratory Series IV: Allana Clarke
October 29, 5pm PST

Join us for the fourth Laboratory Series event with Allana Clarke. More about Allana and her work in next week's newsletter! For now, save the date! 
For those who missed it, here is the video recording from last week's third Laboratory Series with Peter J. Harris and the Black Man of Happiness project. Don't forget to follow the project on Instagram here, and the project website here

Song Dong & Yin Xiuzhen

"Art isn’t about making objects, its about the process… how you spend your time. It’s an attitude towards life.” - Yin Xiuzhen

Photograph © Art 21
This week's featured artists are Beijing-based Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen. They have independent practices, but are married and often collaborate. Art21's newest season features a lovely 16-minute short about both their work together and apart. I found myself very moved watching it. I think it captures something about this moment - the building and destruction of cities, the control of space as a coping mechanism for grief, the magic of art, connecting with our loved ones even when we can't physically be around them. If you watch one thing this week, watch this. Get a cup of coffee and commit to dropping in for those 16 minutes. I took a few minutes after engaging this video to journal a bit and read a little bit more about their work. I'm not sure how long the video will be up on Art21's page, so don't miss it! 
Click on the image above to watch the Art 21 feature on Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen. 
Read about one of Yin Xiuzhen's past projects
Read about one of Song Dong's past projects
It's my pleasure to help support some of the other awesome things going on at Cuesta College! Join the college community on October 6, from 6:00-7:30pm for SPOKEN WORD WITH RUDY CALDERÓN. 
Read more about this event and Rudy on the flyer here

Flash Art Sale to Get Out the Vote!
Many awesome artists, including our very own Robbie Conal, are involved in this Flash Art Sale to get out the vote, benefitting Fair Fight, an organization that promotes fair elections and encourages voter participation. Check it out at the link below and consider purchasing some artwork for the cause! 

 

S.O.S. Flash Art Sale to Get Out the Vote!
In love and light,
Your friendly neighborhood gallery curator,
Emma Saperstein
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