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Mission Muralismo ¡GRAND FINALE! Art and Revolution: Mission Style

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Free general admission sponsored by Ovation and Xfinity

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¡GRAND FINALE!  Art & Revolution: Mission Style
Celebrate the Mexican Revolution and 100 years in the Mission during this final night of the Mission Muralismo series, organized by Annice Jacoby, in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists. 

Hosted by MC Chelis Lopez of KPOO. 

*Bonus SundayAfter a year of exceptionally popular Friday night events and programs devoted to Mission Muralismo, the series will finish with a bonus film sneak preview, Sunday, November 7, of The Storm That Swept Mexico.

Projections of work highlighting the artistic achievements of the last 100 years in the Mission
6:00–8:45 pm
Wilsey Court
See projections of spectacular revolutionary Mission street art including work by San Francisco Print Collective, Rio Yañez, Shepard Fairey, Isis Rodriguez, John Jota Leaños, Enrique Chagoya, Emmanuel Montoya, Juana Alicia, Michael Roman, Txutxo Perez, Ray Patlan, Rigo, Chuck Sperry, Herbert Siguenza, Ester Hernandez, Susan Greene, Los Cybrids, Chuy Campesano, and many other Mission artists, from the classics to the freshest.

Films, talk, and performance hosted by Annice Jacoby
7:00–8:45 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Featured film: Excerpt of the opera Imperial Silence, an ambitious work conceived and directed by John Jota Leaños, in the lineage of Chicano avant-garde work of experimental performance, revitalizing the traditions of Day of the Dead animation, children’s stories, radio, newscasts, and mariachi. Act 1–Los ABC ¡Qué Vivan los Muertos! is a short, fun animated primer on war and empires, in the tradition of corridos, the bittersweet epic ballads of Mexico.
Featured talk: Graphic Agitation by Favianna Rodriguez. Rodriguez has been admired as a prolific and participatory contemporary artist. She address the art and politics that influenced Mission artists. Rodriguez is co-editor of Reproduce and Revolt!, a book of contemporary political graphics collected from around the world, and she was named a visionary in the Utne Reader list of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World.”
Featured performance: La Contra Pop Evolution is a performance and presentation by Isis Rodriguez, an outstanding Mission artist whose work spans graffiti, cartoons, and masterful responses to European oil painting.
Featured presentation:Annice Jacoby, editor of Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, (Abrams, 2009) gives a brief closing overview on the legacy of the Mexican Revolution, the revolutionary art of contemporary Mission artists, and the continuing powerful and provocative abundance of Mission street art that is the agency for change and visual inspiration. From Rivera to Rigo, Jacoby will trace the artist provocateur tradition in San Francisco and how the Mexican Revolution leads to Mission Revolution.

Artist Tribute to Michael Roman
6:00–8:45 pm
Piazzoni Murals Room
Celebrate Mission District artist Michael Roman and his work for Carlos Santana and Day of the Dead.

Reception for November Artist-in-Residence Txutxo Perez
6:00–8:45 pm
Artist Studio/Kimball Education Gallery
Meet the November Artist Studio artist-in-residence, Txutxo Perez, and see his project Revolution U, commemorating the Mexican Revolution and 100 years in the Mission. Perez is a major force in the Mission arts scene. His audacious work is sacred and edgy, influenced by traditional Mexican graphic forms but evolved to an evocative, sensuous, playful world of dancers, masked wrestlers, and deities old and new. He will be demonstrating some of his favorite techniques during his November residency. The Artist Studio is open, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m. (until 8:45 p.m. on Fridays). 

Live music by Manicato
6:30–8:30 pm
Wilsey Court
Founded in the Mission District in 2004 by Israel Matos, Manicato has found a way to combine its social and musical influences into a hard-hitting form of intelligent dance music that feeds both body and mind. The word manicato, derived from the native people of Puerto Rico known as the Taino, means a bold and valiant person of good heart. The band lives up to this Taino ideal with its socially conscious lyrics backed by a mixture of salsa, timba, reggae, hip-hop, and rock. Featuring one of the only father-and-son vocal sections in the city, hard hitting horn lines, and a rhythm section that will force you to dance, Manicato will have you speaking in one of the oldest languages, the universal language of music.

Book signing
6:00–7:00 pm
Piazzoni Murals Room
Tonight is the last chance to meet the artists featured in Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams, 2009) and have them sign books.

Art making with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:45 pm
Wilsey Court
Create your own peace poster.

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