The hostel exhibits nine pieces from Knight's popular series The K Chronicles -- which tackles life, racism, and politics with humor and satire -- at a free wine and cheese reception in the second floor lounge of the hostel.
"Keef" himself is a former San Francisco Downtown Hostel employee, and will be in attendance to talk about his artwork. Maybe if you ask nicely he'll tell you about his hostel worker days, which have made it into the pages of past episodes of The K Chronicles.
Keith Knight is part of a new generation of talented young African-American artists who infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics, and race. He is the creator of the popular comics (Th)ink, The K Chronicles, and the new, nationally syndicated strip The Knight Life. His work has appeared in various print and online publications including Salon.com, ESPN Magazine, MAD Magazine, Funny Times, and L.A. Weekly, and has been collected into six volumes of work.
Knight's work will remain on display at the hostel for a limited time after the reception, so hostel guests can still enjoy his work even after the party's over.
Golden Anniversary of Golden Gate Hostels
This event is hosted in salute to the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International USA, as part of a series of celebrations held at Northern California hostels through the fall.