Impressions of the Bayview Featured Artist: Shantre Pinkney








Impressions of the Bayview

Opening Reception: January 17th 4:30pm-6:30pm

701 Amador Street

Food, Drinks, FREE


Inspired by hip-hop, jazz and French New Wave cinema, Shantré Pinkney began her creative venture in New York and studied filmmaking in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Fran- cisco.

As a student at the Academy of Art

her first film, The French Artist won best super 8 at the Epidemic Film fes- tival presented at the San Francisco Castro Theater. Her short film The Raw was an official selection at the Pan African Film Festival, Western New York Black Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival and also won awards at the Urban Media Makers festival.

Working within the mediums of photography, film, theater, and new media she is a lover of non-traditional and inquisitive stories. She creates stories to raise dialogue between art and her audience. She is currently developing an experimental film, Argos Amores and a feature script based on The Raw. @shantreverite

Artist Statement

Lest We Forget: A Portrait of Bayview Hunters Point Photography series by Shantré Pinkney

A black & white mobile photogra- phy exhibition bringing awareness to

individual stories, joys and struggles of San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point residents.

For years, Bayview Hunters Point

(BVHP) has been idealized as a high crime and high-polluted area of San Francisco. While working as a youth facilitator and developing my short thesis film, the apathy and violence residents faced in an increasingly gentrified community disheartened me. I’m not from this area, however, after living and working here for 5 years, and working with those living in lack, losing loved ones to violence, and dealing with unemployment left an impact on me. Lest We Forget came about through conversations I’ve had with residents and their love for the people in the neighborhood. Many have concerns with being gentrified and pushed out; including those who want to make sure that neighborhoods are safe, their jobs are steady and hous- ing affordable.

These photos are of friends, neighbors, friends of friends and beautiful strangers I met along the way in Bayview. I’m hoping to leave a last- ing and beautiful impression of those that represent the community – Their smiles, their laughter, their resilience and their humanness, which I think, sadly, many people forget.

Lest We Forget: Portrait of Bayview Hunters Point

Shantré Pinkney 2014



HUMAN CHIMERAS opens Aug 16th! SCRAP show closes this SATURDAY!



JOIN US AUG 16th for our new show!


701 Amador Street


 Sam Russell and Giuliana Pinto explore the depths and abstractions of the body and mind in this dreamy new show.




SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse in the BAYVIEW closes this SATURDAY!

Head over to Public Glass for the send-off!

Closing Reception with hands-on creativityPublic Glass

Sat, July 26th 2-4pm

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Scenes from SCRAP Family DAY July 19th at RE Room


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BIG THANKS to all our partners for the SCRAP show!  It was a terrific collaboration and we will miss all the

eclectic work and fun times.  And sending lots of good vibes to SCRAP exhibit coordinator Jenny Morningstar

who will be leaving the Bay Area this August to go to graduate school on the East Coast!  Good Luck Jenny!




Community Driven Art Show Opens Tomorrow Night!

The Reclaimed Room at Building Resources is excited to be part of this multi-faceted community art show instigated by SCRAP-SF!


JOIN US TOMORROW from 6-8pm for the opening reception of SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse In the Bayview.  This exhibit not only shows the work of dozens of reuse artists from the Bay Area but also represents friendships, community partnerships and innovative programming.

Funded by a generous grant by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, SCRAP ART spans multiple Bayview venues and highlights innovative and awesome work by dozens and dozens of local artists.  There are installations, jewelry, hard to describe sculptures, many renderings of the human form as well as unique panel art and incredible design pieces.


We want to thank our collaborators in this effort as well as our community partners that have helped to spread the word.  THANK YOU PARTNERS!!!










And THANK YOU Community Partners for helping support and spread the word!!



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Tomorrow night, we will celebrate this new display and announce the Jury prize winners of the show.  1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded gift certificates of $100/$75/$50 from Building REsources, SCRAP and Public Glass!!  Snacks, drinks and fun FREE of charge from 6-8pm.



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