• A Hidden Garden: Monotypes by Rachel Epp Buller

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    Opening: Fri May 12, 2017
    6pm to 9pm • Free Event
    Runs through June 16, 2017

    Artist Bio: Rachel Epp Buller is a feminist printmaker, book artist, art historian, and mother of three, whose art and scholarship often speaks to these intersections. Her prints and books have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States, and she speaks and publishes widely on the maternal body in contemporary art. She is a board member of the National Women's Caucus for the Art, a regional coordinator of the Feminist Art Project, and current Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College.

    Artist Statement: We pass on our family and cultural identities between generations, not only through our shared stories but also through our making. Some families se and patchwork quilts while others cut paper shapes; snowflakes, paper dolls, or papel picado. Through my recent monotype prints, I have been exploring shared bodies of knowledge and traditions of making that historically were passed down from mother to daughter. The monotypes make reference to the quiet traditions of fine handwork such as sewing, crochet, and cut-paper work known as Scherenschnitte. Over time, my cut-paper shapes have become increasingly organic and I imagine them growing from a hidden garden.

  • Here Now: Where We Stand (MCCLA 40th Anniversary)

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    Opening: Fri May 5, 2017
    7 to 9pm • $5 • 2nd Floor Galleries
    Runs through June 24, 2017

    "Here Now: Where We Stand" celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), founded in San Francisco in 1977 as a result of social struggles for greater equality in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition honors this history and MCCLA’s role in providing previously under-recognized artists with an alternative space to present their work.

    In recognition of this history, Here Now: Where We Stand showcases how art media, images, and texts may serve as a means of personal and social aesthetic engagement and trans-cultural communication, and as vehicles for historical and contemporary cultural discourses, aimed at an expanded redefinition of ”American” art in global dialogue.

    Alexandra Blum, Victor Cartagena, René Castro, Elizabeth Catlett, Giuseppe Dezza, Doyle Foreman, Art Hazelwood, Oscar Frias, Juan R. Fuentes, Andrea Gomez, Ester Hernandez, Mildred Howard,Yolanda Lopez, Gera Lozano, Geri Montano, Jim Nikas, José Guadalupe Posada, Calixto Robles, Patricia Rodriguez, Michael Roman, Jos Sances, Marsha Shaw, Carrie Mae Weems, Marianna Yampolsky, René Yañez, Berkeley High School Arts and Humanities Academy, San Francisco Poster Syndicate and The Great Tortilla Conspiracy. Curated by: Anthony Torres

    Artist Talk: Saturday May 13th • 2 to 4pm

    Guest speakers: Art Hazelwood, Juan R. Fuentes, Yolanda Lopez, and Jos Sances moderated by Anthony Torres

    Read the Press Release here.

  • 30th Sólo Mujeres: Revolution

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    Opening: March 24, 2017
    2nd Floor Galleries
    6pm to 9:30pm • $5 entry
    Runs through April 16, 2017

    We find ourselves in a precarious time, when the most vulnerable in our community are in danger.

    It is at times like these that artists lead us in resistance and remind us of the strength and resiliency of our community.

    The 30th anniversary of Solo Mujeres at the Mission Cultural Center marks a time to reflect on this enduring legacy of creativity and of the power of mujeres envisioning new possibilities for our community. This year's exhibition is a celebration honoring resistance, which takes many forms, but is rooted in the revolutionary act of love.

    María Esther Fernández is a curator and writer. Currently, she is the Curator of Art & Education at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA. has curated group and solo exhibitions, notably, Xicana: Reflexiones Espirituales in 2010 and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Welcome to Flower-Landia in 2013. Along with serving on the curatorial team, she specializes in developing visual arts curriculum reflective of diverse or under-served audiences. She has been a grant reviewer and juror, most recently with the Silicon Valley Creates Artist Laureate Grant and the San Francisco Foundation Murphy Award and Cadogan Scholarships. In addition, she is the recipient of the Standing Committee on Education (EdCom) American Association of Museum's Multicultural Fellowship and the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program Fellowship, and a member of the first ACT of Silicon Valley's Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI).

  • Existe Y Resiste: In Response to the Elected Government

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    Opening: Fri January 20th, 2017
    6pm to 9:30pm • 2nd floor galleries
    Runs through February 11, 2017
    Free • Donations welcome

    The Mission Cultural Center opens its doors in 2017 to the artistic community to express a reaction to the Presidential Election of 2016. Faced with rhetoric of fear, division, racism, misogyny, intolerance, and populism from the elected government, artists from diverse communities raise a voice validating our right to exercise the First Amendment.

    Artists from various backgrounds such as; minorities, immigrants, women, veterans, lgtbq, youth, and seniors are intersecting a spectrum of messages that aim to reclaim human dignity. We are not apologizing for existing, and consider the best form of resistance by existing precisely as we are rejecting the hegemonic supremacy of the elected government.

    The Mission Cultural Center starts 2017 by providing a space where arts and activism play an important role in our community the way it did 40 years ago.

    We welcome you to join us at the opening reception January 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9:30pm. A mini Illusion show #9 with special guests, muralists, activist, and musicians will create art as part of our activities.

  • Mole to Die For 2016

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    Wed November 16th, 2016
    7PM to 10PM

    Call to Cocineros!

    MCCLA seeks Mole chefs to participate in the 2016 contest MOLE TO DIE FOR.
    The deadline to register is Monday, November 7 at 6:00pm.
    All styles of Mole welcome.

    For more details see “Entry Fee.”

    Llamado a los Cooks!

    MCCLA esta buscando chefs para que participen en el concurso de MOLE PARA MORIR 2016.
    La fecha limite para registrarte es el Lunes, 7 de Noviembre a las 6:00pm.
    Todo estilo de Mole es bienvenido.

    Para más detalles ve “Registración."

  • Ofrendas Para Las Animas

    30th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: Ofrendas para las ánimas

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    October 1 to November 19, 2016
    $2 admission • 2nd Floor Galleries
    Tues to Sat • 10am to 5pm

    Ofrendas para las ánimas (Offerings for the souls) features artistic ofrendas by: Amelia Berumen, Anita De Lucio, Aurelio Melchor Pimentel, Bryan Perez, John Martinez & family, Julia Rivera, Lillian Botello, Manos Creativas, Marco Razo, Nancy Ledesma, Orlando de la Garza, Regina Meredith Fitiao, Susana Gomez, and Susan Mathews.

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    In our Inti-Raymi gallery, we feature photographs from a series titled, “Muerte, Culto, y Devoción”, taken by David Trujillo. David’s photographs captured significant aspects of the indigenous ritual of Day of the Dead in Michoacán, Veracruz, and Tabasco. These photographs display diverse scenarios that manifest a Mesoamerican ceremony towards their ancestors.

    Come experience this intimate remembrance and celebration of our loved ones who have passed away.

    Activities for
    "Day of the Dead Celebration" 2016

    The Lobby

    Message by Arturo Mendez | 6:30
    Lectura de Poesia con Quetzal 5 | 7:00 - 7:30
    Cuento de Dia de Muertos | 7:30 - 8:00
    Serenata a Juan Gabriel con Daniel Ordonez | 8:30 - 9:00
    Teatro Nahual presentacion | 9:00 - 9:15
    Calaveritas & Open Mic | 9:15 - 10:00

    The Theater

    Movie Showing: La Leyenda de la Nahuala (Mexico, 2007) | 6:30 - 8:00
    Cuentos de Cipotes de Ricardo Barahona, Shorts (El Salvador, 2006) | 8:00 - 8:20
    Q&A with Ricardo Barahona | 8:20
    Movie Showing: La Leyenda de la Llorona (Mexico, 2011) | 8:30 - 10:00

    The Galleries

    Activity Hour Blessing done by "Xico" Xavier Garza | 6:30 -7:30
    Welcome Message by Angelica Rodriguez | 7:30
    Solera Choir directed by Martha Rodriguez-Salazar | 8:00 - 8:45
    Musical Presentation by "Sin Nombre" | 9:00 - 10:00
    Program Ends | 10:00

    El Cafe de la Muerte

    Chocolate y pan de Muerto for all!!!
    First come, first served.

  • Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls

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    Opening: Wed August 3, 2016
    6pm to 9pm • Main Gallery • $5

    A painting, drawing and sculpture exhibition by The North Star Artists and artist friends.

    The Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls will provide a positive and fresh experience of Pacific cross-cultural contemporary art. The Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls is an exhibit featuring the artwork of: Sekio Fuapopo (North Star artist), John Rampley (North Star artist), George Duran (North Star artist), George Shuey (North Star artist), Gabrielle Belz, Paula Clark, Welsone Fitiao, Steve Gibbs, Regina Meredith, Mike Rios, and Shirod Younker.

    Kindred spirits from the Pacific Islands and West Coast, these artists see themselves as a string of Pacific pearls. Each one unique yet all created over time immersed in rhythm of Pacific tides that is the combined forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and the rotation of Mother Earth. These artists come together at this time to present the state of their union, the fusion of their creativity, and an alliance of Pacific artists through a cultural collaboration of contemporary paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints.

  • Mothers and Daughters in Art

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    Opening: Wed August 3, 2016
    Inti-Raymi Gallery • $5 • 6pm to 9pm
    Runs through September 9, 2016

    The Prodigal Daughter and the Healing Mother: A mixed media collaboration between Peruvian born artists Mabel Valdiviezo and Bila Flores.

    This exhibit brings to light the multi-generational stories of a daughter, a mother and a grandmother through their own journeys of becoming immigrants, and finding the ties that bind them together.

    Art Healing Workshop

    Heal your Inner Child with a soothing art journaling session and take your piece home. Learn how to use collage while releasing buried emotional pain. Led by Mabel Valdiviezo, featured artist in August exhibit Mothers and Daughters in Art

    Date: Wednesday, August 17th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Place: Inti Raymi gallery, second floor
    Materials: Bring a notepad or journal + photo or printed image of a loved one.

    RSVP at haikufilms@gmail.com. First come, first served.
    More samples at http://www.prodigaldaughterthemovie.com

    Taller Artístico de Sanación

    Sana tu niño interno con una sesión de arte y llévate tu pieza a casa. Aprende a usar collage y a dejar ir dolor emocional estancado. Liderado por Mabel Valdiviezo, artista con la exhibición Madres e Hijas en Arte.

    Fecha: Miércoles, 17 de agosto de 6:00pm a 8:30pm
    Materiales: Traer un cuaderno + una foto o imagen impresa de un ser querido
    Lugar: Inti Raymi gallery, segundo piso RSVP a haikufilms@gmail.com.

    Primero en llegar, primero en ser servido.
    Mas ejemplos en http://www.prodigaldaughterthemovie.com

  • Tejidos (Woven)

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    Opening: Sat May 14, 2016
    6:30pm to 9pm • $5 Admission
    Main Gallery (2nd floor)

    Tejidos (Woven) is a mixed media collaboration between Chilean artists Ximena Soza and Cristian Muñoz, which combines fiber and paint in a large installation. This work uses weaving as a visual and symbolic representation of the social fabric, reminding us that the fight for social justice anywhere in the world is part of the same struggle, because if one thread is taken out of the fabric, the whole weaving becomes unwoven.

    This exhibit explores global issues of social justice and human rights, such as the recent immigrant crisis in Europe, the occupation in Palestine, the disappearances of thousands during the dictatorships in Latin America, deportation in the United States and more.

  • La Puerta en el Puente del Tiempo

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    May 13th to June 25th, 2016
    Inty Raymi Gallery (2nd floor)

    The Mural Puentes Project and MCCLA Present: La Puerta en el Puente del Tiempo
    Mission Cultural Center Mural Restoration

    A benefit Exhibition with Paintings by Carlos Loarca & Betsie Miller-Kusz

    San Francisco is a city of bridges, puentes, all connecting the land and water to the world outside its limits. The Mission District lies in the heart of the City, reflecting the diversity, beauty and turbulence present within, particularly in recent years. Focused at the center is the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, MCCLA, where the Mural Puentes Project would originate. MCCLA cordially invites the community at large to "La Puerta en el Puente del Tiempo" A benefit Exhibition for The Puentes Project: MCCLA Mural Restoration with paintings by Carlos Loarca & Betsie Miller-Kusz, founders of the mural.

    Una exhibición de pinturas por Carlos Loarca & Betsie Miller-Kusz en benefício al projecto de restauración

    San Francisco es una ciudad de puentes, todos conectando la tierra y el agua al mundo fuera de sus limites. El Distrito de la Misión se encuentra en el corazón de la Ciudad, reflejando la diversidad, belleza y turbulencia presente dentro de ella, particularmente en años recientes. Dentro de este centro esta el Centro Cultural de la Misión por la Artes Latinas, MCCLA, donde se originó el Projecto del Mural Puentes. MCCLA cordialmente invita a toda la comunidad a “La Puerta en el Puente del Tiempo” Una exhibición que benefícia al Projecto de Puentes: Restoración del Mural del MCCLA con pínturas creadas por Carlos Loarca & Betsie Miller-Kusz, fundaroes del mural.

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