Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young and the San Francisco Bay Guardian present Intuitive Impressions and Mission Muralismo

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San Francisco Bay Guardian presents "Intuitive Impressions"
6:00–8:45 p.m. Sign up for intuitive tarot and palm readings as well as henna by Holistic Henna
DJ Schmeejay
6:00–7:00 and 8:00–8:30p.m. KUSF host of Radiodrome
Gaucho
7:00–8:00 p.m. Gypsy jazz sextet inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt
Mission Muralismo Film Series Part Two
organized by Annice Jacoby in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists
5:00–8:45 p.m. Digital images of the stunning street art of the Mission District
7:00–8:30 p.m. Film series featuring Blame It on the Reds, Paco’s Tacos Mural Dedication, I Reminisce, Calle Chula, New Mission, and world premiere of Why I Ride: Low and Slow
Hands-on art making for everyone, with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:30 p.m. Create your own henna design
September Artists-in-Residence Kearny Street Workshop
1:00–8:30 p.m. Four interdisciplinary artists create original works in Transforming Fictions

"Intuitive Impressions"
6:00–8:45 p.m
Wilsey Court

Sign up for intuitive tarot and palm readings as well as henna by Holistic Henna.

DJ Schmeejay
6:00–7:00 and 8:00–8:45 p.m
Wilsey Court

DJ Schmeejay, host of KUSF's Radiodrome, spins tunes of modern-day France.

Live music by Gaucho 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Wilsey Court

While much of their repertoire is based on the music of Django Reinhardt and the gypsy jazz of 1930s Europe, Gaucho also find inspiration in the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swing music and the “gut bucket” sound. Gaucho is a first-rate ensemble, playing the music we love with boundless energy, passion, and humor.

Mission Muralismo Film Series Part Two
organized by Annice Jacoby in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists

The de Young hosts a yearlong series celebrating Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo as part of the museum’s weekly program Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young. This series of lectures, performances, and more celebrates one of San Francisco’s greatest contributions to the artistic landscape—the Mission District artist community.
www.missionmuralismo.com

Mission Muralismo Film Series
7:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Francisco Herrera will open the evening with a classic Mission street song. A spectacular evening of rare and cutting edge, old-school and new-school Mission filmmaking shadowing and illuminating Mission art and life. Q&A will follow the screening, with filmmakers and the Mission Muralismo artists and community.

Blame It on the Reds (1972, 10 min.)
Mission Mediarts Archives
Poet Roberto Varges responds to the murder of Vincent Gutierrez, who was found dead in a SFPD paddy wagon.

Paco’s Tacos Mural Dedication (1974, 5 min.)
Michael Nolan
Las Mujeres Muralistas—Consuelo Mendez, Graciela Carrillo, Susan Cervantes and Patricia Rodriguez—created the Paco's Tacos Mural or "Para El Mercado" in support of locally opened businesses and in opposition to McDonald's moving into the neighborhood. It is one of the most famous examples of early feminist art collectives and is cited as seminal in the shifting of power to women artists in transforming community. Joe Bonilla, a real estate broker and owner of Paco’s Tacos, funded the mural project.

I Reminisce (2004, 3 min.)
Veronica Majano
Using archival images and a golden oldie, I Reminisce is a slow cruise through times, place, and the people in San Francisco's Mission district.

Calle Chula (1998, 12 min.)
Veronica Majano
Veronica Majano depicts the character of a street in the Mission district of San Francisco. This street is personified as a 15-year-old Salvadoran/Ohlone girl on a search to understand the changes brought on by colonization, dislocation, and more recently, gentrification. Tracing the history of the Mission from its first residents, the Ohlone Indians, Chula explores the effects of re-colonization on memory and memory loss. For Chula, memory loss is a birthmark that was passed down to her from her ancestors. Calle Chula is Majano's way of addressing the causes and consequences of cultural amnesia.

Why I Ride: Low and Slow World Premiere (2010, 30 min.)
Conscious Youth Media Crew with Debra Koffler and Veronica Majano
Custom painted low-rider cars are central to the visual tableau of the Mission. The spray techniques, palette, and themes link to the nostalgia, color palette and themes of taquería murals, the complex ornamentation of master old-school calligraphy, and spray-can art. In the eighties, in San Francisco’s Mission district on Friday and Saturday nights, the streets would be packed with a parade of candy-apple paint and shiny chrome, cruising up and down Mission Street from 16th to Geneva, where sidewalks filled with young Latinos and other spectators came for the weekend ritual to gather, socialize, and dance to oldies. Through low-riding, young Latinos expressed their cultural pride and claimed their public space. In the Mission district, the streets embodied a unique artistic expression and grassroots community empowerment that would later be threatened by police harassment. Why I Ride: Low and Slow, documents the history of street culture and low-riding in the Mission when anti–low-rider traffic laws, police aggression, and stereotypes changed the dynamics of the community.

New Mission (2010, 5 min.)
Armand Emamdjomeh
New Mission is a slideshow of photographs taken over two years in San Francisco's Mission district, a neighborhood that is walking the line between Latino working class and the West Coast mecca of cool. Poem "In Twenty Years" by Marcella Ortiz. 35mm black and white negative film, HD video

Hands-on art making for everyone with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Wilsey Court

Trace your hand on paper then decorate it with your own henna designs.

September Artists-in-Residence Kearny Street Workshop,Transforming Fictions
1:00–8:30 p.m.
Artist Studio/Kimball Education Gallery
September 1–October 3, Closing Reception Friday September 24

Four interdisciplinary artists working with Kearny Street Workshop in the de Young Artists’ Studio will make work individually while benefiting from the creative stimulus of other artists working in different formats nearby. In a workshop environment, visual artists Ala Ebtekar and Julie Chang, scientist/poet Pireeni Sundaralingam and choreographer Erika Chong Shuch will develop new projects that draw from their own ideas and those of their neighbors.

Press Release is attached below.

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PROGRAMS ARE FREE and in the "free zone" of the museum. No reservations required or taken. Regular admission fees are required to visit the galleries. Gallery admission is free for members. Special exhibition tickets are required to visit Birth of Impressionism.

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Tonight's event is presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Guardian

The de Young hosts a yearlong series celebrating Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo as part of the museum's weekly program Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young. This series of lectures, performances, and more celebrates one of San Francisco's greatest contributions to the artistic landscape-the Mission District artist community. www.missionmuralismo.com

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