Open call to artists
Animecheri Kejtsitakua: Ofrendas para las animas.
Offerings for the souls - 2016 Day of the Dead
As one of the first spaces where the innovative Day of the Dead was established in San Francisco, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is honored to be hosting its 30 th Day of the Dead:
Ofrendas para las animas - Offerings for the souls originates from the Purepecha community
Deadline to send entries: August 26, 2016
Selected artists will be notified by Wed. August 31, 2016
Sept. 13-Sept. 30, 2016: Installation time frame
October 01, 2016: Soft opening (no reception but open to the public)
November 2, 2016: Celebration (formal reception)
Sat. November 19, 2016: Exhibition ends
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"Dia de los Muertos / Day of The Dead"
29th Annual Exhibition
“The Bones of Our Ancestors":
Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Mission(s)
MCCLA main gallery 2nd floor. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
$2 Exhibit: October 16 - November 20, 2015
This exhibition reinterprets the theme of Dia de los Muertos to memorialize the endurance and survival of Indigenous Peoples and protest the recent canonization of Junipero Serra by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church.
Curators Celia Herrera Rodriguez (artist) and Theresa Harlan have selected 15 artists to create bold works to present an indigenous (i.e., Native American) response to the aftermath of Serra’s mission building and to call attention to the continued persistence of indigenous peoples across the Americas. The exhibition spans photography, installations, animation, painting, prints, and a mural.
Artists: Dugan Aguilar, Jesús Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Juan Fuentes, Tricia Jameson-Rainwater, Jean LaMarr, John J. Leaños, L. Frank Manriquez, Cherrie L. Moraga, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Jessica Sabogal, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Alicia Bernal Siu, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Fan Warren.
Also, MCCLA is proud to announce that in honor of Day of the Dead we will screen the trailer for the documentary Searching for Posada--ART and Revolutions, by award winning director Victor Mancilla, plus two short clips from the director's new Dia de los Muertos film currently in production.
The full film, Searching for Posada--ART and Revolutions will screen on Friday November 20. Director, Victor Mancilla and film producers Jim Nikas and Maryanne Brady are scheduled to appear for Questions and Answers at the November 20 screening.
DAY OF THE DEAD EVENTS
DAY OF THE DEAD TOURS (by appointment) 10/20 - 11/18
::: NOV 18 - WEDNESDAY :::
10th ANNUAL MOLE TASTING CONTEST / $10 General Admission | $7 plate of food / Gallery
::: NOV 20 - FRIDAY :::
SEARCHING FOR POSADA ¬¬ ART AND REVOLUTION(s) Film Presentation with Q&A / $10
Description of the Movie: Art and Revolution(s) is the untold story of Posada shot on location in Mexico. For the first time the fascinating story of Mexico’s famed artist¬printer Jose Guadalupe Posada is revealed. From his work over 100 years ago springs an unbelievable sphere of influence and inspiration touching and connecting events like the Mexican Revolution, artists fighting the Nazis and Fascism, Lucha Libre, the Cuban Revolution, the Grateful Dead, Day of the Dead, Chicana/o art and the images of today’s social movements. Directed by Victor Mancilla, Executive Producers Jim NIkas & Maryanne Brady
MCCLA 29na Exposición del Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
"Los huesos de nuestros antepasados: la resistencia y supervivencia más allá de las Misiones de Serra"
Galería principal, 2do piso MCCLA. Horario: de martes a sábado de 10am a 5pm.
$2 Exposición: del 16 de Octubre al 20 de noviembre, 2015
Esta exposición reinterpreta el tema del Día de los Muertos en memoria de la resistencia y la supervivencia de los pueblos indígenas y protesta por la reciente canonización de Junípero Serra por el Papa Francisco de la Iglesia Católica. Curadores Celia Herrera Rodríguez (artista) y Theresa Harlan han seleccionado 15 artistas para crear obras audaces para presentar un indígena (es decir, nativos americanos) como respuesta a las consecuencias de la construcción de la misión de Serra y llamar la atención sobre la persistencia continuada de los pueblos indígenas en las Américas . La exposición abarca la fotografía, instalaciones, animación, pintura, grabados, y un mural.
Artistas: Dugan Aguilar, Jesús Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Juan Fuentes, Tricia Jameson-Rainwater, Jean LaMarr, John J. Leaños, L. Frank Manriquez, Cherrie L. Moraga, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Jessica Sabogal, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Alicia Bernal Siu, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, y Fan Warren.
Inauguración: 2 de Noviembre / 6 pm - 11pm - $ 10
Se proporcionará chocolate caliente gratuito y pan de muerto.
CALL TO MOLE LOVERS
LLAMADO A LOS AMANTES DEL MOLE!
Tienes una receta de Mole que trae a todos chupandose los dedos? Entonces, TE NECESITAMOS!
MCCLA esta busacando por cocineros de Mole para la Décima Competencia anual de Mole!
Aquí es como funciona:
1) Registrate online ó en la taquilla del MCCLA y/o recepción. No más tarde del 11/16/15. Registración $7.
2) Cocina tu salsa de Mole en casa. Ve las instrucciones en la forma de registración.
3) Trae tus propias cucharas para servir. MCCLA proveéra copas, servilletas, y platos.
4) COMPARTE, BAILE, COME & GANA!
Evento es el Miércoles, 18 de Noviembre de 7-10pm Premios en efectivo, DJs, and Presentaciones Especiales por anunciar.
A DARLE QUE ES MOLE DE OLLA!
CALL to MOLE LOVERS!
Do you have a Mole recipe that brings everyone to their knees?! If so, WE NEED YOU!
MCCLA is looking for Mole chefs for the 12th Annual Mole Tasting Contest!
This is how it works:
1) Register online or at MCCLA box office and/or reception no later than 11/16/15. Entry fee $7
2) Cook your Mole sauce at home. See instructions on the registration.
3) Bring sauce in a crockpot to the MCCLA by 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 18th.
3) Bring your own serving spoons. MCCLA will provide tasting cups, napkins, and plates.
4) SHARE, DANCE, EAT, & WIN!
Event is on Wednesday, November 18 form 7-10pm Cash Prizes, DJs, and Special Performacnes TBA.
DAY OF THE DEAD 2014 - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 2014
Exhibition: “RECREA, RENUEVA, REUSA: Un Ciclo Infinito”
“Recreate, Renew, Reuse: An infinite Cycle”
27th Annual “Day of the Dead” Exhibition
Curator: Demetrio Barrita | Curriculum
Date: October 11 – November 14, 2014
Altars Installations: October 11, 2014
DAY OF THE DEAD 2014
About the theme: The path of all beings does not have a beginning or an end. Instead each of us follows a cycle that renovates itself effortlessly. We may say we are recycled material from our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and fore-bearers, which in turn are manifestations of our more distant ancestors. “Recrea, Renueva, Reusa: Un Ciclo Infinito” is a loop of existence that recycles itself. For our 2014 Day of the Dead exhibition MCCLA wants to explore the themes of Recreate (Recrea), Renew (Renueva), and Reuse (Reusa) as unavoidable cycles in our lives.
Sindy Escoto | Sueños
I consider my installation to be a contemporary/ conceptual artwork that depicts the critical sociopolitical issue of child migration. The butterflies are made from clippings of newspaper reports of migrant children who have died or disappeared on their journey to the United States from Mexico and Central America.
Ximena Soza | Children Like my Children
This ofrenda is dedicated to the more than 500 Palestinian children that were killed during the months of July 2014 and August 2014.
Cristian Muñoz | To Street Resistance
This ofrenda is dedicated to the people that died in the streets of Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, especially to those that used walls to denounce the daily horrors lived during that time.
Adriana Camarena, Ivonne Iriondo, and Erin Mc Elroy Unaccounted Murders
Unaccounted Murders honors the victims of police shootings in San Francisco since 1939
Ginger L. Godines, Maria Medina Serafin | Chata Gutierrez
Chata Gurierrez spent much of her time at the San Francisco radio station K.P.O.O. 89.5FM. There she consistently programmed and produced the award-winning salsa music program, "En Clave" for over 40 years!
Flor Aieysha Khan | Cuerpo Sin Alma
Every inch of the sculpture is covered in receipts of purchases that come to a grand total of nearly 20,000 dollars’ worth of consumer goods. This altarpiece serves as an exploration and asks us to question: To what degree do we become what we consume?
Nick Mancillas | Cycles and Recycling
The Aztec hairless dog named Xolotlzuintli plays an important role in the transition of death to rebirth. After death, it is believed that Xolotlzuintli will guide you for seven years until your ultimate rebirth. This sculpture was made of newspapers.
Sergio Martinez & Danny Ayala | Piano Altar
This piano altar is tribute to my grandfather who used piano as the medium to express his love for tango. We decided that the whole piece must be made out of materials found on streets and flea markets all over Oakland, CA in order to recreate and in some way recover the poetry and beauty of those forgotten notes.
Sue Mathews | The Spirits of Agramonte and Perico
In the towns of Perico and Agramonte, Provincia de Matanzas, Cuba spirit altars and shrines have been maintained since the transatlantic slave trade.
Gabriel Mendoza Rodriguez & Flor Crisostomo | Vivos se los llevaron, Vivos los queremos!!!
In memory of all the students that are missing, that were tortured, and were massacred by the Mexican Government in the following two Incidents: Oct. 2, 1968 known as The night of Tlatelolco, Mexico. Sept. 26-Sept.27, 2014 at Iguala, Guerrero. Mexico.
Ashley Jane Tomajan | Recycling the American Dream
This piece is a historical retrospective where one side tells the story of the Armenian ethnic cleansing endured by my maternal kin, and the other side illustrates the account of my maternal ancestors during Volga German genocide.
Demetrio Barrita | Nuevo Mictlan. Reciclando la Vida
The historical heritage concerning our presence in this life leads us to believe that we are part of an infinite loop. Now we call it recycling taking hold of the past we face our present to leave traces in the future. Many participated in the process of realizing this altar. The work was ardous 57 children and 52 adults worked for approximately 469 hours. People proud their past, remembering where they came from and that the challenge is now in this place and at this time.
Adrián Arias| Pepe dreaming
Altar-installation honoring the memory of Argentinian visual artist-provocateur Pepe Ozan. One of the most influencial artists in the installations at Burning Man in the past two decades.
MOLE A MORIR / MOLE TO DIE FOR
CONCURSO / CONTEST
Wednesday, November 19 / 6:30 - 10:00pm / $7 / 2nd Floor Gallery
La historia del mole se remota a la época pre-Colombina y hay varias versiones sobre el origen del mole como lo conocemos actualmente. Se narra que los aztecas preparaban para los grandes señores un platillo complejo llamado “mulli,” que signifca potaje o mezcla. Otra de las historias ubica al mole poblano en el convento de Santa Rosa en la ciudad de Puebla (Mexico) cuando una monja molió diferentes chiles y otros condimentos juntos en un metate. Otra version cuenta que el mole se complementa con especies traidos por los Españoles, quienes transformaron la fusion del mole. Como vez, el mole tiene una historia de ser el plato mas apreciado por la nobleza, representa una de las muchas riquezas que los indíguenas han aportado al mundo, y simboliza la interconección entre dos culturas.
Los Interesados en participar descarguen la ficha de inscripción aquí
The history of the mole goes back to the pre-Columbian era and there are several versions of its origen as we know it today. It is said that the Aztecs prepared for the great lords a complex dish called "mulli," meaning porridge or mixture. Another story places the mole poblano in the Convent of Santa Rosa in Puebla (Mexico) when a nun grounded together various chilies and other seasonings in a metate. Another version says that Spaniards brought different condiments to the natives, who then used them to transform the fusion of the mole. As you can see, there are many histories of the mole, but it is clear that the Mole is a special dish for the nobility, it represents one of the greatest gifts that indigenous people have contributed to the world, and symbolizes the interconnection between two cultures.
If you are interested in participating download the entry form here
In person: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery, 2nd floor,
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
“2013 DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR WINNERS:”
Transmutation and Life Forces Energy - Margarita Camarena
Lagrimas por Mis Hijos - Yo Soy 132 Bay Area
Jose Cruz and Monica Flores (lead artists)
Discolandia – Anita de Lucio
Best Representation of the Theme:
Madzillion – Luis Vasquez Gomez
Mission 2.0 – Linette Morales and Claudia Arenas.
Day of the Dead Decorating Cake Winner:
“La Llorona” by Maribel Garcia
Sugar Skull Winner: “La Llorona” – by Evangelina Portillo
Day of the Dead Decorated Cake by Rosa – Sweets Collections
“LA LLORONA: LLANTO DE VIDA Y MUERTE EN EL DISTRITO DE LA MISION”
Weeping for the life and death of the Mission District
Altar Installations | curated by: Martina Ayala | OCTOBER 16 - NOVEMBER 23, 2013 Reception: Saturday, November 2, 2013. 6:00 - 11:00 pm $5
This year’s exhibit will create an inclusive and celebratory space for artists and community members to reflect and mourn on the death of “La Mission” we used to know and experience, as well as the renewal and current changes that the local community is facing.
SCHOOL GUIDED TOURS:
October 16 - November 22
Tuesday to Friday: 10:30am-4:30pm
School groups of #25 = $40 (1/2 hour tour)
For reservations contact Lilly: 415-821-1155 reception@MissionCulturalCenter.org
“CALL TO ARTISTS: DAY OF THE DEAD EXHIBITION 2013”