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Art, Trauma, Resilience: a Conversation between Malik Seneferu and Denise Pate Thursday, September 28

A candid conversation between Shipyard artist Malik Seneferu and an arts leader. Also, San Francisco Arts Commission grant application tips for artists.


Artist Meets Arts Leader

Malik Seneferu, Bayview’s iconic artist, meets Denise Pate, a beacon in Black arts leadership.

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5-7 p.m.
Hungry Cafe at the new Southeast Community Center
1550 Evans Ave, San Francisco (northeast corner of 3rd St. and Evans Ave.) Parking lot entrance is on northbound 3rd St.
Entry is free but space is limited.

Born in Bayview, Malik Seneferu‘s journey began over 30 years ago under mentor JoeSam., who introduced him to the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists. Today, he’s renowned as a muralist, painter, sculptor, and youth life coach. His art narrates his resilience in the face of Bayview Hunters Point’s challenges.

Denise Pate, Director of Community Investments at the San Francisco Arts Commission, has championed the arts in San Francisco and previously in Oakland for over two decades. Besides overseeing grant awards, she offers consultancy to help artists and institutions flourish.

Anne Trickey, Senior Program Officer at SF Arts Commission, will guide artists on grant applications from the Community Investments Program.

5PM – Meet & Greet with Malik, SFAC team
5:30 – Anne Trickey’s Presentation re Grants
6:15 – Denise & Malik’s Conversation
7:00 – Networking