Tuesday, December 09, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Thirty years ago a group of students from SF State created a new future for art in San Francisco. Today, artists still use the space, known as The Lab, on the corner of 16th and Capp streets as a place to go for shared studios, events and exhibitions. Because of living costs, space for artists in the city is very limited. Laura Brun, John DiStefano, Tami Logan, Alan Millar and Nomi Seidman came up with the idea to fix that and start an experimental art space in their own apartment to continue their work after graduation. In 1984 the Co-Lab, currently known as The Lab, was born. Millar was crucial in founding The Lab and is now the president.