I have combined my paired paintings, Las Coatlicues, Dolorosa y Inmaculada, with a new work, a contemporary papel picado portrait, for this show. The spirit of this exhibit is in every way that which first drew me to painting–a spirit of generosity, adventurousness, inclusion, and social activism–which reflects both the character of Oaxaca, the place that gave me all I needed to grow, and the Latino community in the Bay Area, that continues to inspire and sustain me. I am honored to be a part of this exhibit–it has been a joy being at MCCLA working on this, and I am proud of the result. I hope you will come to see it, along with a broad array of very moving pieces, from the personal to the political.
EXHIBIT RUN: OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 23
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, OCTOBER 26, 2013 6:30 PM Gallery
MCCLA Sneak Preview Reception/FUNDRAISER
MORIR CON ELEGANCIA–TO DIE WITH ELEGANCE
You are cordially invited to attend the MCCLA Day of the Dead Sneak Preview to benefit MCCLA’s Art Education Programs
Performances by La Tania & Las Flamencas Muertas and Classic Guitar Interlude by Manolo Davila. Music, Silent Auction of Mission Grafica posters from the 80’s, drinks, appetizers and raffles.
LIMITED SPACES — RSVP and purchase your ticket today on website www.missionculturalcenter.org
Saturday, NOVEMBER 2, 2013 6 – 11 PM Gallery
GALA RECEPTION AND CELEBRATION
Ceremony, distribution of bread and chocolate, viewing of artwork and installations
Day of the Dead Theater @ MCCLA
Continuous performances from 6 pm – 11pm (theater, music, dance, film, fashion)
Day of the Dead Fashion Show 9:30 pm $5 for reserved seating
PROCESSION: November 2, 2013
on VALENCIA between 19th and 24th
Gather: 4pm at Mission Playground between 20th and 19th
Procession from Valencia to 24th and Mission: 5:00 – 5:30pm
Traditional ceremony, offerings, and sharing of bread and chocolate: 5:30-5:45pm
MCCLA Gallery Ceremony will begin at 6pm.
papel picado in progress; completed piece is 160″ H x 70″ W