Austin Straus 8:30 a.m., April 23
Closing ceremony for Far East Project
Last winter, the San Diego Foundation funded 15 artists, giving a total of $285,000 for creative projects in partnership with local organizations like Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, Malashock Dance, San Diego Asian Film Foundation, and Lux Art Institute.
Justin Hudnall was one of the artists who won a grant in 2011. His sponsoring organization was San Diego Writers, Ink and he received over $18,000 to complete "The Far East," a project that is both print and multimedia and "based on the personal stories of the inhabitants of San Diego’s East County."
The project culminated in "the first published book of a people's history of East County," Everything Just As It Is. Director of San Diego Writers, Ink Amy Locklin praised Hudnall for his intensive work interviewing participants in San Diego's East County.
On Friday, November 30, Hudnall and participants of his project will celebrate the completion of the project at 3rd Space (4610 Park Blvd) in University Heights at 7:00 p.m. "[S]ee selections from our photo archive on display, enjoy readings by select contributors, and hear about plans for what's to come in 2013," stated Hudnall. Everything Just As It Is will be on sale, and the public is invited to celebrate local stories.