Paseo Artístico: Mission Pecha Kucha 2

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • From 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Studio D (3rd Floor)
  • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
  • Free Admission

Join us from 1 to 3 PM in Studio D for a watercolor class with Dulce Lopez!

Pecha Kucha 2 is named for the presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha 2 is sure to be another wonderful event featuring the presentations of artists, accompanied by their works and other festivities!

Presenting Artists

Kata Miletich

For the past 13 years, Kata has been immersed in the fertile Bay Area music scene as the lyricist and voice of LoCura. She has collaborated and recorded with local artists Bang Data, Inspector Gadje, DJ Izzywise & La Misa Negra as well as being an integral member of Bay Area musical collective Istanbul Connection. Reflecting her own experience of growing up Spanish-American in Spain, Italy and California, her lyrics push the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. It is this cross-cultural upbringing & her community in the Bay that moves her to speak and sing on issues of migration, hope, and the inherent potential in all of us. When she’s not on stage rocking the mic, you will find her in the kitchen.

Mara P Hernandez

Mara Patricia Hernandez is a Mexican-American visual poet, digital artist, and designer; who creates multifaceted visual poetry. In her work, she combines both digital and traditional techniques, her attention to the form of a letter or the shaping of a word places language and text at the tactile and metaphoric center of her work. Much of her visual poetry has been published and exhibited around the world. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Adrian Arias

Is a prize-winning multidisciplinary visual poet, curator, cultural promoter and Art teacher, working and living in the Bay Area since 2000. Arias has participated in international individual and collective exhibitions, showing his visual art and poetry in Japan, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Peru, and the US. Was invited in 1997 to the Ibero-American Biennale of Peru, and in 2001 to the Venice Biennale, Bunker of Poetry with his poem-installation “Curiosity”. Adrian was working at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts as a Multimedia director from 2001 to 2016. He is one of the founders and creators of MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project). Adrian creates at the MCCLA: the VideoFest, Luna Negra, Miercoles Literario, and ILLUSION show, a one-day happening event that also happens at de Young Museum and Somarts.

Since 1999 is working in big scale Altars for Day of the Dead exhibitions at MCCLA, Somarts, San Francisco Symphony, Oakland Museum and galleries. In 2003 he start working in live painting and drawings in several venues, as galleries, museums, and start a series of collaborations with musicians, painters, story tellers, etc. The experience of uniting poetry and performance arises from the 90’s in Lima when Adrian directed multidisciplinary shows. In 2002, living in the Bay Area, Adrian begins developing and acting his own performances, with influences of some of his maestros, Lili Zeni, Guillermo Gomez Peña, Keith Hennessy and Anna Halprin. Since 2015 he creates his new series of scores-performances: DREAMS, exploring in movement, the content of his dreams.