Fiesta Friday Nights at the de Young Presents: Music by Quijeremá, Printmaking Demonstration, and Screening of "The Black Rock" (Kevin Epps)

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Come early and enjoy the galleries! Friday night programming begins at 6:00 p.m.

In Wilsey Court
6:30–8:30 p.m. 
Live South American music by Quijeremá: "De Guerra, Gitanos y el Corazon: Picasso, Lorca, y Neruda"

Quijeremá evokes the music of Spain with works rooted in Picasso, Lorca, and Neruda's connections through the vanguard group La Generación del 27 (The Generation of 1927),  a group of artists from Europe and Latin America who came together in Spain to combine different aesthetic forms in the early 20th century. Featuring acclaimed poet Michael Warr.

Quijeremá is a fine-tuned San Francisco–based performing arts ensemble that is recreating the concept of mixtura in world music. The blending of verse, rhythm, texture, and color in Quijeremá’s music is seamless, transparent, and always original. Delighting audiences over the course of an eight-year, five-album career, Quijeremá mixes the best of roots music with spontaneity and verve.

"A potent mix of Latin American folk music and jazz." —Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle

"Using various methods of artistic expression, Quijeremá is more than just a band. They are poets and multimedia designers. Combining sounds from almost all over Latin America, their music contains a multicultural vibe that is guaranteed to impress anyone." —SFReMexcla

Hands-on art making for the entire family is offered every Friday Night. Picasso Cubed and Squared: Due to the overwhelming response from last months art table with Lisa we have an encore production using the recycled black foam. The sculptural pieces that our quests created were exquisite. Special thanks to John Hubbard and Shane O'Neil for their generous donation of these materials. Meet our museum artists and create your own piece of art to take home.

In Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Printmaking demonstration by Juan R. Fuentes, cultural activist, artist, and printmaker

In Koret Auditorium
7:00 p.m. (limited seating, no reservations). Free tickets will be available in front of the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.
The Black Rock (2009, 50 min.) is a documentary feature about the African-American experience at Alcatraz from the 1930s to the 1960s, examining the lives of the black prisoners who played an important role in its history. Q&A with the filmmaker Kevin Epps follows the film.  

Open Studios
Kimball Artist Studio/Education Gallery

6:00-8:30 pm
Kaya will be painting a car hood, bringing Tha Hood Games from the AAACC to the de Young. Tha Hood Games ia a multimedia art exhibition and skateboard event. Jam to some tunes and see videos of skate events. Stop in the Koret for a special film screening of The Black Rock and Q&A with producer-director Kevin Epps and historian John Templeton.

July and August 2011 at the de Young Museum

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Gregory Stock