Students Organize Art Showcase to Strengthen Community

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Jules Retzlaff, a Cinema major, and Lilith King-Smithson, an Africana studies and multimedia double major, put together their second art and social event at Heartspace, a community development center. Heartspace is a membership-based rentable unit for “local healers, teachers, artists and activists,” according to the website.

They started with a short-film screening followed by an art vending period. Retzlaff and King-Smithson were overwhelmed by the amount of attendees because of the small space, so they made the decision to only divulge the address to R.S.V.P.s.

“It’s awesome because, even if people couldn’t be directly involved, they were involved through coming and creating the environment,” said King-Smithson.