Month: February 2016

Redefining Art & Artist

“I’m redefining what it means to be an artist”: A conversation with Izza Anwar A few months ago we featured artist/educator Jason Wyman’s civic art project #wheredoyoubelong. And last week I caught up on the project’s latest iteration with one of his co-collaborators and one of my favorite former students, Izza Anwar. Izza and I go back a couple years to ‘Flag Stories,’ a SOMArts-based multi-media project we were part of that took us to Malaysia together. I’ve missed Malaysian food and her company ever since! Since then her deepening exploration of art and community have led her full circle back to SOMArts where she’s a first-time curator of an exhibit currently on display. Izza emigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan when she was 8. She’s in her last year of high school in San Francisco, eagerly awaiting college acceptance letters. Check out our brief interview below, and visit the show at SOMArts where Izza and other artists will talk about their work this Thursday, February 4, from 6-9 pm. Tell me a little about …