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.…
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.
- Opening: July 30, 2019 at 7 PM
Art by Adrián Arias, Marsha Shaw & the MCCLA Mission Gráfica Print Collection
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.
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…
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…
The Marvelous Real (Lo Real Maravilloso)
- Exhibition Dates: January 29 to February 28, 2015
- Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th
- From 5 to 8 PM
- Gallery (2nd Floor)
- $5 Admission
Curated by Sanaz Mazinani
Lo Real Maravilloso is a groundbreaking two-person exhibition by the husband-wife team, artist Jeremiah Barber and writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Bridging narrative storytelling with visual art, Rojas and Barber collaborate around themes present in both their works—the absence of the body, extrasensory occurrences in the everyday, memory displaced by time, and the nature of belief. Lo Real Maravilloso is an observational portrayal of fervent belief in dramatically different backgrounds—Rojas’ grandfather was a medicine man in Colombia and Barber’s father was a pastor in the American midwest. Through video, sculpture, and…
28th Annual Day of the Dead: Recrea, Renueva, Reusa: Un Ciclo Infinito
- Dates: October 11 to November 14, 2014
- Altar Installations: October 11, 2014
The path of all beings does not have a beginning or an end. Instead, each of us follows a cycle that renovates itself effortlessly. We may say we are recycled material from our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and fore-bearers, which in turn are manifestations of our more distant ancestors. “Recrea, Renueva, Reusa: Un Ciclo Infinito” is a loop of existence that recycles itself. For our 2014 Day of the Dead exhibition, MCCLA wants to explore the themes of Recreate (Recrea), Renew (Renueva), and Reuse (Reusa) as unavoidable cycles in our lives.
Curator: Demetrio Barrita
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East Side Story and Chicano Soul: Lowrider Photo Exhibit and More!
- Opening Reception: August 9, 2014
- From 6 to 9:30 pm
- $5 Admission
- 2nd Floor Galleries
- Film screening: August 9, 2014 at 7 PM
In conjunction with the Lowriding season MCCLA is thrilled to present featured artists: Yolanda Lopez, Art Meza, Adolfo Arias, and Fern Balladares whose art work represent lowrider culture past and present. Join us at the opening reception to meet the artists, hear excerpts of Meza’s Lowriting book, view screening of “Why I Ride” a documentary on 80’s lowrider car scene in San Francisco by Vero Majano & Debra Koffler. Walk along the display of lowrider cars parked in front of the center, and listen to oldies by DJ Soulera. Be a part of reclaiming…
Gustavo Mora – Printmaker
- Opening: Thursday, July 31, 2014
- From 7 to 9 PM
- 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…
27th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: La Llorona
- From October 16 to November 23, 2013
- Opening Reception: November 2, 2013
- From 6 PM to 11 PM
- $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.
Day Of The Dead Altar Winners
Transmutation and Life Forces Energy - Margarita Camarena
Lagrimas por Mis…