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).
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.
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."
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.
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.
"Day of the Dead Celebration" 2016
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
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Primero en llegar, primero en ser servido.
Mas ejemplos en http://www.prodigaldaughterthemovie.com
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.
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.
Opens Wed March 9, 2016
Runs through April 16, 2016
2nd floor gallery • $2
In commemoration of International Women’s Day the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is having its 30th Solo Mujeres exhibition.
30th Solo Mujeres participants: Thuy Linh Kang, Balitronica, Jessica E. Brown, Iris Ergul, Nancy Ledesma, Monica Alvarez, Bianca Nandzik, Ytaelena Lopez, Yolanda Guerra, Mariana Sasso, and Mujeres Grabando Resistencias are the artists for our 30th Solo Mujeres Show. These women display a spectrum of experiences that women may identify with the phenomena of war. Trauma, mental illness, violence, and struggle are just some examples of things explored in this awesome exhibit.
Opening: Sat January 16, 2016
2nd floor gallery • Free
Runs through February 13, 2016
Tues to Sat • 10am to 5pm • $2
From the 16th of January 2016 until the 13th of February 2016, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will open it’s doors to the public with the exhibit entitled “Mexicanos al Grito de Guerra: We didn’t cross the borders, the borders crossed us” which poses a bilateral reflection within groups of graphic artists, creators, and activists on both sides of the border between Mexico and U.S.A. Motivated by the daily troubles that are suffered in this region of the American continent (although not exclusive) the sample aims to question both the participating artists and the spectators themselves survival in daily life.
The group of artists simultaneously launched this initiative in San Francisco and Mexico by Talleres Populares 28 de Julio, and Escuela de Cultura Popular Martires del ’68. By stripping away across a historic, economic, geopolitical, cultural journey the plots of the complex network that traps the people and does not allow them to escape the trap of the American way of life in its maximum expression: capitalism.
Individual artists and graphic art collectives who the majority are immersed in social movements will present works of diverse formats and techniques such as; etching, silk screening, painting, etc… Some collectives participating are ECPM68, TP28J, Sublevarte, Rexiste, Dignidad Rebelde, Political Gridlock, Colectivo Doscincuenta, Grafica de Lucha, Colectivo Maria Pistolas, Vlocke, Anda La Lucha, Espacio Tercero, and Mujeres Grabando Resistencias.
Other artists include Aderly Enriquez, Art Hazelwood, Andrea Narno, Antonio Valverde, Arlo Tafoya, Eduardo Juarez, Elizabeth Mota, Fredi Eliosa, Gandhi Noyola, Grabiel, Hugo Andrade, Iseo Noyola, Israel Enguilo, Ixchel Silva Tetera, Jesus Quinanar, Joel Martinez, Kate Deciccio, Le_marke, Lucia Vidales, Mariana Sasso, Martinez Mario, Mazatl Mezcalito, Obed Palagot, Raul Monroy, Ronnie Goodman, Salvador Segovia, Semanca Huitzillin, Carlos Jackson, and Yobany Mendoza.