Night In With the Arts
08.06.2016

A Living-Room Art show hosted in an old San Francisco Victorian home, featuring local artists and live music! Join us for a unique experience of celebrating art, poetry, music and community in the intimacy of someone's home! Light snacks, beer and wine will be provided. Feel free to BYOB if you want. Discover local artists and enjoy the company of your fellow SF neighbors. Proceeds from this event will benefit RISE Yoga for Youth. *You must be 21 & over to drink alcoholic beverages at the event. 

When: Sat. Aug 6th 6:30 - 10:00pm. 
Tickets: $10 - $20 donation. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-in-with-the-arts-a-rise-benefit-event-tickets-26546922560

**Visual Art**

Elese Moran: A practitioner of urban permaculture design, her work reflects the elements of earth care, people care, and fair share. She dances across the medium of photography through the use of new and rare techniques. By exploring the themes of how people play and interact, each piece provides insight into the emotional intelligence and healing aspects of being connected in this world. Her photographs illuminate the lives of local people and their surrounding environment, documenting life as she is experiencing it with all five senses. http://elesemoran.weebly.com

Sean Anestberger: Sean works with oils, acrylic , watercolor and pen and ink. His work includes figurative and abstract elements with a strong focus in paint application and color choice. His training is traditionally based with strong emphasis on figurative art, anatomy, and perspective. He graduated from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2014 with a bachelors in fine arts focused in painting. He has exhibited his work at galleries across the United States such as: Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, Lyme Academy, Old Lyme, CT, 111 Minna Gallery San Francisco, CA and others. He currently works in his San Francisco studio producing artwork for exhibitions around the Bay Area. His work may be viewed at www.seananetsberger.com and on instagram @anetsberger_art

**Spoken Word**

Samantha Akwei (Brok'N Sylance): Samantha Akwei aka Brok’n Sylance (Broken Silence) is a first generation Ghanaian American woman that grew up in Harlem, New York and shares a love for people, poetry and the planet. She began writing poetry in elementary school when her second grade teacher Sharon Taberski read a poem to start each day. Later on in high school she became active on the youth spoken word slam scene and after winning the Knicks Poetry Slam in 2005 she continued to see spoken word as a vehicle to share her work. It was her poem entitled “I’m Sorry” an ode to her ancestors of the Civil Rights Movement that led her to win the Urban Word Poetry Slam in 2007, representing team New York at Brave New Voices. http://www.broknsylance.com/

**Live Music**

Loco Tranquilo: Loco Tranquilo is a collective entity that fuses hypnotic melodies and funky grooves with jazzy, primordial rhythms, birthed from Latin roots. Their Cosmic Sound hails out of San Francisco with the intention to Heal and Shine the Soul. The ensemble features Julian Gervasi - guitar/vocals, Craig Jacobs - drums/vocals, Jesse Elkin Rubin - Saxophone, Mazin Jamal Mahgoub - percussion/vocals, and Jack Sundquist - Bass. You can check out some of their tracks at https://soundcloud.com/locotranquilo. 

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