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Project Space: Ramekon O’Arwisters

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA

Jun 17 2021
Jul 09 2021
Project Space: Ramekon O’Arwisters

Visit Ramekon O’Arwisters’ studio at Headlands Center and view work in progress

Open Studio Dates:
* June 17—July 11 (Thu/Fri/Sun)

[Image: Ramekon O’Arwisters, Cheesecake #8. 2019; © Ramekon O’Arwisters, photo by David Schmitz]

Ramekon O’Arwisters (AIR ‘ 20, ’21) works with fabric, ceramics, and a multitude of embellishments to make sculpture. During his residency, O’Arwisters will expand on his recent series of fiber and ceramic sculptures titled Cheesecake, exploring new materials and increased scale.

Cheesecake emerged from an earlier series of works, Mending, which drew inspiration from childhood memories of quilting with his grandmother—where he felt safe and accepted as a Queer Black male—during the Jim Crow era. With Mending, O’Arwisters utilized discarded household ceramics and fabric to make something whole from broken pieces. O’Arwisters pushes the sculptures into new dimensions with the Cheesecake series: dressed-up, fully actualized, and dangerously seductive.


Project Space presents installations created by select Artists in Residence (AIR) each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions by guest curators. Project Space is a place of exchange among artists and visitors—a place where ideas are germinated, conversations are shared, and new work is made.

Visitors are invited to witness and engage with the space throughout each installation’s various stages of making: as working studios undergoing transformation, and in their final state as complete installations.


Free admission

Please note: In accordance with National Park Service federal health guidelines, Headlands has established some COVID-19 protocols to help ensure the safety of all our visitors. 

  • Upon arrival, please ring doorbell for admittance. All visitors must sign in, record their temperature at a touchless temperature station, and submit that they have no COVID-19 symptoms using this self-check guide.
  • All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times, except while eating or drinking—no neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes.
  • All visitors must maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others. Parties of a single pod may remain together and children must remain with supervising adults at all times.
  • Mask and social distancing guidelines apply indoors and in outdoor common areas.

Our campus consists of historic buildings which lack central air filtration or circulation systems; Whenever possible, windows will remain open to encourage air circulation. Sanitizing stations are readily available throughout our buildings. Contact tracing is an important part of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Please contact if you test positive for COVID-19 or experience COVID-19 symptoms following your visit.

Project Space is located on the third floor of Building 944 and is currently accessible only by stairs.

Contact: 415-331-2787


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Additional time info:

Thu/Fri/Sun, 1:00 - 5:00 pm  (closed for July 4 holiday)


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944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965


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