Opening: Thursday, July 31 from 7 to 9PM
Closing: Saturday, August 30 2014
Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico and studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla Mexico where he was influenced by Expressionism, Mexican Graphic Arts, as well as, literary and cinematic works. Mora’s work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief printmaking and lithography. He has participated in exhibits and art events in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, France, Romania, Greece, the United States and Japan. Mora has been member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008 and is currently teaching relief printmaking at Mission Grafica.
Title: Lumbre (fire)
Size: 21" 3/4 x 29" 1/8
Oct 16th to Nov 23, 2013
Reception: Nov 2, 2013
6pm to 11pm • $5 Admission
La Llorona: Llanto de vida y muerte en el distrito de la Misión
Weeping for the life and death of the Mission District
Altar Installations curated by: Martina Ayala
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.
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.
Cake Decorating Contest Winner
“La Llorona” by Maribel Garcia
Sugar Skull Winner:
“La Llorona” – by Evangelina Portillo
Day of the Dead Decorated Cake by Rosa – Sweets Collections
School Guided Tours: Oct 16 to Nov 22
Tues to Fri from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sat from 10:30am to 1:30pm
School groups of 25: $40 (1/2 hour tour)
For reservations contact Lilly at 415-821-1155 or reception@MissionCulturalCenter.org
Exhibition dates: Oct 20 to Nov 17, 2012
Gala reception: November 2, 2012
Death On Installment Plan
La Muerte En Plan De Pagos
Exhibition design: Maurizzio Hector Pineda
The Day of the Dead is a rich and vibrant celebration within the Latino community and MCCLA has a long history of calling upon the dead in the months of October and November. This year’s exhibition title is Death on installment plan • Muerte en plan de pagos.
Mole To Die For Winners
• 1st Homemade Mole $100: Dena Cornett
• 2nd Homemade Mole $ 75: Rosa López
• 3rd Homemade Mole $ 50: Israel Escudero
• Honorable mention: Alfonso Ochoa family
• 1st Price: Francisco Hernandez (El Metate, con Sabor a Mexico)
Exhibition open until Nov 19, 2011
Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
Through a visual journey of folkloric and contemporary altars, Death in Parallel examines el acompañimiento, the accompaniment of the dead in our everyday lives. A whisper, a fleeting shadow lets us know they are here with us. Other signals are close at hand, but how open are we to acknowledging the presence of our ancestors? Death in Parallel explores this relationship, which eyes open or closed, remains an intimate one. With the creative presentation of stories, photos, home video and personal artifacts, MCCLA continues our participation in a rich and vibrant tradition within our Latino community to call upon the dead as we remember and honor our loved ones.
A través de un viaje visual de altares contemporáneos y folklóricos, "Muerte Paralela" investiga la presencia de los muertos en nuestra vida cotidiana. Un susurro, una destello fugaz nos indica que están con nosotros. Hay otras señales cercanas, pero ¿qué tan abiertos estamos para reconocer la presencia de nuestros antepasados? "Muerte Paralela" explora esta relación, que con ojos abiertos o cerrados, se mantiene íntima. Con la presentación creativa de cuentos, fotos, videos caseros y objetos personales, el MCCLA da continuidad a su participación en una tradición vibrante en la comunidad latina de convocar a los muertos mientras recordamos y honramos nuestros queridos antepasados.
The celebration includes a sugar skull demonstration, Danza Azteca, Mixtizo performance in the Theater, Pan de Muerto y chocolate, mask making, and more.
Inti-Raymi Project Gallery
LAPIZTOLA, a Oaxacan based artists collective, will create a site-specific installation in the gallery. It will consist of stencil and video works. Lapiztola artists will be in
residence from October 11 – 28.
Main Gallery Altar Artists
Jennifer Beach and Susan Prentice, Rocio Miller, Carlos Juan Castillo, Hector Zavala, Nelly Reyes, Nina Reyes Rosenberg, Mara Lea Brown, Victor Carrillo, Vanessa M. Mosqueda, Olivia Muñoz and Margarita Muñoz, Paul E. Zinser and John Skwiot, Carlos Martinez, Robert Marosi Bustamante, and Fernando Marti, Melody Rodriguez, Alfonso Ochoa, Herminia Albarrán Romero
Día de los Muertos at SF Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony celebrates Latino culture in its fourth annual Día de los Muertos community concert, conducted by SFS Resident Conductor Donato Cabrera with guest soloist Mexican tenor David Lomelí
performing “Besáme Mucho”, “Granada”
and other beloved Latin American favorites. Come at 1pm for pre-concert entertainment and art in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies, including Mexico-based artists from Lapiztola in collaboration with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
Mole to Die For • Mole Para Morirse
MCCLA thanks all our "MOLE TO DIE FOR / MOLE PARA MORIRSE" participants and contestants.
And the winners are (...drum roll please!):
First Place / Francisco Baca (Regalito Rosticería)
Second Place / Johnny J. Marenco (Panchita's 3)
Third Place / Albert Suazo and Erin Brooks (Tropisueño)
First Place / Marta Gladys de Ochoa
Second Place / Dena Cornett
Third Place / Israel Escuidero
Thanks to the judges, the MCCLA staff and volunteers!