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Two openings tomorrow, Friday.

The earlier show tomorrow, Friday, October 11 5 to 7 pm; Free

State of California Bldg

455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Show runs through November 29, 2019

A Senator Scott Wiener & Joseph Abbati presentation:

We Belong - Pertenecemos”

an art exhibit featuring the work of Latinx artists from around the Bay Area.

The various pieces explore the narrative of Latinx cultural representation, identity and ethnicity, sense of place, history, and families.

During the reception, Senator Wiener will also discuss various pieces of legislation he authored this year, including SB 288 which would make it legal for Dreamers and other immigrants to run for and be appointed to positions as Democratic & Peace and Freedom Party county central committee members.

The artists participating include: Frederick Alvarado, Adrian Arias, Michelle Bond, Magué Calanche, Jaime Cortez, Samu Cortez, Emily Cruz, Theosis Damian, Daniel Diaz-Tai, Delaram Farzaneh, Wilson Ferreira, Diego Gomez, Alexander Hernandez, Tanya Herrera, Kavin Orantes, Mimi Herrera-Pease, Eugene Rodriguez, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Gala Sadurni, Durba Sen, Cat Sommer, Eddie Valentine, Camilo Villa, Victor-Mario Zaballa.

The earlier show tomorrow, Friday, October 11 5 to 7 pm; Free

State of California Bldg

455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Show runs through November 29, 2019

The other show tomorrow,

Dia de Los Muertos 2019:

Opening Reception Friday, October 11, 6-9 pm

at SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.

Opening nite: $12-$20;

Free afterwards through November 8, 2019.

Curators: Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla

Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action.

Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features special altar structures to honor and manifest founding curator Rene Yañez’s vision for his final Día de Los Muertos exhibition, titled City of Souls, a reference to his 2001 exhibition City of Miracles. City of Souls invites artists who are most directly impacted by gentrification and displacement to engage audience members in dialogue on the future of San Francisco’s cultural identity.

Housed in a translucent, labyrinthine city, this exhibition meditates on San Francisco’s rapidly changing landscape, asking artists and visitors: Who are the ancestors we need to call in to help fight for the soul of the City? What are the people, places, and institutions lost to time that have shaped us? What kind of future can we collectively envision for San Francisco?

Día de Los Muertos 2019: City of Souls is dedicated to Dr. Dawn Mabalon, and to the children who have passed away in ICE custody.

This is my installation piece consisting of over 1500 tamale husks with some LED lights, handmade cempasuchitl, and veladoras.

A note of appreciation for their time and efforts to help with my tamaliada goes out to my husband, Dennis Hearne, and to my familia de amigas: Sophie Blue, LaShaune Fitch, Anne Ingraham, Patricia de Larios Peyton, and Céline Wallace. Graçias.


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