Portfolio Samples - Jess Clarke

Written work: “Not by Bread Alone” Describes the workshop process at the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center. Originally published in Street Spirit,  Vol. 3, # 1, January, 1997.

Visual work:  “Gentrification Drives the Color Out of Our Communities” 48” x 72”’ laminated outdoor prints for street Kiosks at 16 different locations in San Francisco over the Christmas and New Years holidays 2006-07.  As lead artist and instructor at Southern Exposures’ Youth Advisory Board Clarke taught and coordinated the creation of poster art, an anthology of student drawings, stencils and writings, and staged two performance events with stidents using stencil art to spray-chalk to tag clothes and sidewalks.

Video: “Warrior’s Blood” 2.5 minute excerpt from storytelling at Marsh Theater in Berkeley. Clarke is a frequent storyteller at stages around the SF Bay Area. Recently participated in CounterPulse Open Stage event.