What is HTBAF?

What is HTBAF?

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How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered around a different theme each month. At times funny, at times sad, their stories weave together a broad illustration of the human experience. How to Build a Fire takes place at Open Source Gallery -a welcoming, nurturing, intimate, safe environment- where, monthly, one can see a new exhibition installed by an array of up-and-coming and established visual artists.

Every year, poet and event founder Terence Degnan partners with Open Source Gallery to select co-hosts/curators for each HTBAF season. Stacie Evans and Lana Siebel will host the 2023 season

Past curators:

Terence Degnan
Lily White
Jacquline Reason
Stacie Evans
Christina Marks
Shafina Ahmed
Phillip J. Ammonds
Matt Barbehenn
Kate Hill Cantrill
Denne Michelle Norris
Alena Singleton
Karen Stevenson
Emily Ray Reese

View HTBAF through 2023


This program is supported by the Puffin Foundation