Nov. 5 :: Mission Muralismo de Young Finale

Hope to see you all at the last Mission Muralismo event at the de Young Friday Nights series.

This one will be special, honoring local stencilist Michael Roman, who has cut some amazing Chicano-themed stencils over the years.

::: Details :::

WHO: Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young

WHAT: Grand Finale of Mission Muralismo’s Year-Long Series

WHEN: November 5 (plus special Bonus Sunday, November 7)

WHERE: de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

COST: Programs are free of charge

INFO: and

Details: Friday, November 5

¡GRAND FINALE! Art & Revolution: Mission Style

Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young presents the series Mission Muralismo in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists. Celebrate the Mexican Revolution and 100 years in the Mission during this final night of the series.

*Bonus Sunday: After 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. See details below.

6–7 pm
Book signing

Tonight is the last chance to meet the artists featured in Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams, 2009) and have them sign books.

6–8:45 pm
Art making with Mademoiselle Kim in Wilsey Court

6–8:45 pm

See projections of spectacular revolutionary Mission street art including work by San Francisco Print Collective, Rio Yanez, Shepard Fairey, Isis Rodriguez, John Jota Leanos, 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.

6–8:45 pm
Celebrate Mission District artist Michael Roman and his work for Carlos Santana and Day of the Dead.

6-8:45 pm
Artist-in-residence reception

Meet the November Artist Studio artist-in-residence, Txutxo Perez, and see his project Revolution U, commemorating the Mexican Revolution and one hundred 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 new and old deities. He will be demonstrating some of his favorite techniques during his November residency.

6:30–8:30 pm
Live salsa and reggae
by Manicato

7 pm
Films, talk and performance hosted by Willy Lizarraga and Annice Jacoby

Featured film: Excerpts 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, re-popularizing the traditions of Day of the Dead animation, children’s stories, radio, newscasts and mariachi.

Featured film: Act 1–Los ABC ¡Qué Vivan los Muertos! is a short, fun-loving 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 is an admired, 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: Las Zapatistas is a performance and presentation by Isis Rodriguez, an outstanding Mission artist whose work spans graffiti, cartoons and masterful responses to European oil painting.

Finally, Annice Jacoby, editor of Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, (Abrams, 2009) and the Mission Muralismo series curator, along with writer, poet and all around Mission fixture Willy Lizarraga give 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.