18th Street Arts Center is currently offering virtual screenings via its ongoing 18@Home series. Other live streamed events are coming up that you won’t want to miss. One in particular I’d like to point out features the legendary artist Sam Francis. 

Tune into a three episode documentary series about Sam Francis and his connection to Santa Monica. This series, presented by 18th Street Arts Center in collaboration with the Sam Francis Foundation, will launch on February 25, 2022 at noon as a livestream and on-demand video launch.

Artist Sam Francis kept several studios and homes on the West Side of LA over the 60s, 70s, and 80s, which was an exciting era of artistic exploration and production in Santa Monica. By delving into extensive archives and conducting rare interviews with two of Francis’s sons and extended network, filmmaker Tiana Williams created a three-episode documentary series, focusing on Francis’s family home (Canyon Roots), his influence on emerging artists, printmakers, and curators (Fostering the Arts), and his interest in C.G. Jung and dreams (Dreams).

The films will be broadcast on 18th Street’s Facebook page and on its website on Friday, February 25 from 12pm – 1pm, and will be available as on-demand videos. CLICK HERE to RSVP for this free event. https://18thstreet.org