Current Exhibition

art by Adrián Arias, Marsha Shaw & the MCCLA Mission Gráfica Print Collection
MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS Gallery, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

Friday September 4, 2015. 6:30pm-9pm / Closing reception
Performance-Scores 7:30pm / Free admission

We are dedicating the closure of this exhibit to Holly Schneider, founder of the center for the arts “Studio Grand” in Oakland. We invite you to honor her memory with us by observing a contemporary performance/dance that will be inspired by the drawings of Adrian Arias in the gallery. The performers, pupils of the great Ana Halprin, will choose a drawing to do an on site performance. Participants: Bob Marsh, Jessica Brown, Sherri Mills, Darcie Luce, Amelia Uzategui, Adrián Arias and special guests.

CURRENT: Arte ACTUAL- por Marha Shaw, Adrián Arias, y Misión Grafica colección de impresos

Recepción de cierre: Viernes 4 de septiembre 6:30 pm to 9:00pm
Performance-Scores 7:30pm / Entrada gratuita

Estamos dedicando el cierre de esta exposición a Holly Schneider, fundadora del centro para las artes "Studio Grand" en Oakland. Te invitamos a honrar su memoria con nosotros mediante la observación de una actuación contemporánea de danza que se inspira en los dibujos de Adrian Arias en la galería. Los artistas-alumnos de la gran Ana Halprin, han elegido un dibujo para hacer una performance en vivo. Participan: Bob Marsh, Jessica Brown, Sherri Mills, Darcie Luce, Amelia Uzategui, Adrián Arias e invitados especiales.

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Marsha Shaw
The process of printmaking is important because it is through attention to planning, cutting, and printing that I come to understand these relationships. Layers of wallpaper patterns, insects, birds and human anatomy, create a palimpsest in which some images are obscured, while others remain intact.
In “Current” Marsha show a series of new collages on Wood.

Adrian Arias
I believe in the transformation of reality, my religion is the poetry, I believe in the cells, molecules, in the hard work, in the ideas, I believe in the creative power of the community, the power generated for a group of people creating together, and also in the pleasure to work alone, facing my own demons, listening the interior of myself.
In “Current” I show a series of mixed media drawings sometimes worked at live in concerts of my friends (Locura, Rupa and the April Fishes) and other that takes me long days of preparation and creative crisis. The theme is the impulse of life, and how dreams are a very important space to créate. Most of the drawings are based in dreams that I had.

Mission Grafica Prints Collection
Within our collection, we have cataloged more than 4,000 posters. This important collection will become one of the most important collections of Latino / Chicano posters in the country. With this archive, the MCCLA possess an important artistic tool to educate the general public and the Latino community about its artists and their print making. The preservation of this body of work is vital to our rich Chicano and Latino cultural history, and it serves as a powerful monument not only to our culture but to the artistic talents of our proud community.

Call to curator

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In commemoration of International Women’s Day the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is looking forward to our 30th Solo Mujeres exhibition. The exhibit was originally organized to address the need for a venue Latina artists in the Bay Area could express the achievements made in a male dominated art scene. It has since continued to support the advancement of women artists promoting women’s voice within the arts. MCCLA’s Gallery Department is seeking curatorial proposals for this upcoming Solo Mujeres show, and welcome any scope of proposals. Solo Mujeres has drawn artists throughout California and beyond providing a space where emerging and mid-career artists receive exposure in the artistic market both vital elements in the art world. Past shows have displayed traditional work as well as contemporary media such as installation and video. For more information, please download the form below

Call to Curator Solo Mujeres Download form

29th Annual “Day of the Dead” Exhibition

“The Bones of Our Ancestors": Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Mission(s)

MCCLA Day of The Dead 2015 Curated by Celia Herrera Rodriguez and Theresa Harlan This exhibition is to give voice and make more visible the endurance and survival of Indigenous Peoples beyond the destructive forces of the California missions. The Catholic Church’s announcement of the plan to canonize Junipero Serra sparked an Indigenous protest movement against the canonization. Serra, the iconic figure of the California mission system, led the building of forts and missions that decimated tens of thousands of Indigenous Peoples in both Mexico and California. Despite Serra’s mission to convert, by force, Indigenous Peoples into an obedient labor force, generations of Indigenous Peoples have continued to follow the ways of the ancestors and know their own languages, cultures and political sovereignty. This Day of the Dead season, we are dedicating time and space to the rights of Indigenous Peoples to tell their own story from their own perspectives and experiences. If you are interested in participating contact our Gallery Coordinator: Angelica Rodriguez

“Los Huesos de Nuestros Ancestros: Resistencia y Supervivencia Más Allá de las Misiones de Serra” Trabajo Curatorial de Celia Herrera Rodríguez y Theresa Harlan Esta exposición es para dar voz y hacer más visible la resistencia y supervivencia de los Pueblos Indígenas a la postre de las fuerzas destructivas de las misiones californianas. El aviso de la Iglesia Católica de su intención de canonizar a Junípero Serra provocó la protesta del movimiento indígena en su contra. Serra, la figura icónica del sistema californiano de misiones, dirigió la construcción de fuertes y misiones que diezmaron decenas de miles de Pueblos Indígenas tanto en México cómo en California. A pesar de la misión de Serra de convertir, a la fuerza, a los Pueblos Indígenas en un cuerpo laboral obediente, generaciones de Pueblos Indígenas han continuado el camino trazado por sus ancestros y siguen conociendo sus propias lenguas, culturas y soberanía política. Esta temporada de Día de Muertos, le dedicaremos tiempo y espacio a los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas para que cuenten su propia historia desde sus propias perspectivas y experiencias. Está usted invitada(o) a contribuir una obra artística, fotografía, obra fílmica, instalación o altar tradicional; las obras escritas o poéticas también serán consideradas. Si tiene interés en participar por favor contacte a nuestra Coordinadora de la Galería al siguiente correo electrónico