• Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls

    • Opening: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
    • From 6 to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission

    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.…

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    Deep Blue Sea
  • Mothers and Daughters in Art

    • Opening: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
    • From 6 to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery
    • $5 Admission
    • 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.

    • Wednesday, August 17th

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    Mothers and Daughters in Art
  • Tejidos (Woven)

    • Opening: Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • From 6:30 pm to 9 pm
    • $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…

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    Tejidos
  • La Puerta en el Puente del Tiempo

    • May 13 to June 25, 2016
    • Intyi-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…

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    La Puerta En El Puente Del Tiempo
  • 30th Sólo Mujeres Exhibition

    • Opens Wednesday, March 9, 2016
    • Runs through April 16, 2016
    • 2nd Floor Gallery
    • $2 Admission

    In commemoration of International Women’s Day the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is having its 30th Sólo 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…

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    Solo Mujeres
  • Mexicanos al Grito de Guerra: We Didn’t Cross the Borders, The Borders Crossed Us

    • Opening: Saturday, January 16, 2016
    • 2nd Floor Gallery
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through February 13, 2016

    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.

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    Mexicanos Al Grito De Guerra
  • 29th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: The Bones of Our Ancestors

    • Opening: Friday, October 16, 2015
    • Main and Inti-Raymi Galleries (2nd Floor)
    • $2 Admission
    • Runs through November 20th

    "The Bones of Our Ancestors: Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Missions" 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.

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    The Bones of Our Ancestors: Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Missions. Curated by Celia Herrera Rodriguez and Theresa Harlan
  • “Current” Exhibition

    • Opening: July 30, 2019 at 7 PM

    Art by Adrián Arias, Marsha Shaw & the MCCLA Mission Gráfica Print Collection

    Marsha Shaw

    The process of printmaking is important because it is through attention to planning, cutting, and printing that I come to understand these relationships. Layers of wallpaper patterns, insects, birds and human anatomy, create a palimpsest in which some images are obscured, while others remain intact.
    In “Current” Marsha show a series of new collages on Wood.

    Adrian Arias

    I believe in the transformation of reality, my religion is the poetry, I believe in the cells, molecules, in the hard work, in the ideas, I believe in the creative power of the community, the power…

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    Current
  • Illusion Show #8

    • Saturday, May 16, 2015
    • From 5:11 to 10 PM
    • $8 Admission
    • 2nd Floor Galleries

    5 hours of Art Happening Curated by Adrian Arias

    This year, under the theme-title "Carnaval Dream: Libertad de cuerpo y mente" Illusion show is coming back, after 7 years of absence. This One Day Happening show, is the reunion of more than 60 artists from different disciplines working together to express to the community what is art here and now, to show the creative process and to collaborate with other artists. This year we have 19 musicians, 11 painters, 8 poets, 15 dancers and performers, 13 artists of installation, and more.

    Artists who dressed in white walk through a procession carrying a white…

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    Illusion 8