City College students display photography in old SoMa DA office

Da Arts visitors view "Sixth Sense" photography exhibit by Reynaldo Cayentano Jr. and Chris Beale on April 1. PHOTO BY JESSICA NORTH / THE GUARDSMAN

By Jessica North
The Guardsman

“Sixth Sense,” a documentary photography exhibit presented by City College students Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. and Chris Beale, was met with dancing in the street on April 1.

Produced by Cayetano’s art collective, Inks of Truth, the event took over the eastern corner of Sixth and Minna streets, in the old District Attorney’s office-turned-art-space, appropriately named DA Arts.

The photographs by Cayetano and Beale were taken in the South of Market neighborhood as part of Beale’s class project.

Members of Children of the Funk and Bored Stiff spin records at the "Six Sense" documentary photography exhibit on April 1. PHOTO BY JESSICA NORTH

Outside, DJs from Children of the Funk spun old-school hip-hop and funk records.

DJs Bhorus, Chill Will, and Yelir – all City College students – kept the crowd dancing while the police kept them out of the street.

Cayetano, a South of Market native, recalls how the old office space sat empty for years. Motivating his community through his art “fulfills his childhood dream.”

DA Arts, is in a state of transition. Cayetano and Beale are meeting with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic to discuss their further involvement in the space.


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