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Gk Callahan is a trans-media artist. He earned his MFA in social practice at California College of the Arts and his BFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. Creating cultural change through social engagement, Gk focuses on humanitarian issues around public health. His practice also includes traditional mediums like painting, sculpture, and mixed media works.
Gk is the founder of The Please Touch Garden (PTG), an outdoor community space that addresses urban agriculture, arts, and disabilities. He has taught art to the blind and visually impaired, as well as to grade school children, within the non-profit arts sector. Gk has done this in conjunction with facilitating several community based public murals around the San Francisco Bay area.
Alongside the development of his career in contemporary art, Gk has also built expertise in cultural development, working at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts under the Curator of Public Programs in the Community Engagement Department, and with the City of San Francisco working on public health policies. Currently Gk works as an arts administrator for the University of Missouri, as an MU Extension Regional Community Arts Specialist, focusing on economic and community development in rural communities in the northwest region of Missouri.
http://www.allisonwebber.photography/ "I have always loved looking through a lens, capturing moments that could so easily slip by unnoticed".- Allison Webber
Allison Webber is a freelance photographer focusing on fine art documentary and portraits. Her passion has always been capturing the honest moments in between, fleshing out the day to day with narratives on the people and the places they inhabit. Her work has been shown in galleries in Portland, Vermont, and San Francisco, editorial work for Juxtapose Magazine and online in Conde Nast Traveler, The Wall Street Journal and other notable sites. While she does love perusing her negatives at her desk in San Francisco she is even more thrilled with every opportunity for travel and intrigue that comes across her drawing board.