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Mission Loc@l asked local painter Ana Teresa Fernandez to give us an inside look at the new Levi’s Workshop on Valencia Street. She also clued us in to the concept behind her first-ever screenprinted piece of art. Fernandez spent a week at the workshop with printmaking pros like Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes. Together, 10 artist have come together to create work  for a new exhibit called Mission Icons in a Time of Change. Mission Loc@l’s own resident artist Rio Yañez and his father, Rene Yañez, curated the exhibit and partnered with Plaza Adelante, the 19th Street community center, to ask local printmakers for their take on the ever-changing nature of the Mission District.

Contributing artists include: Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Art Hazelwood, TxuTxo Perez, Ivan Lopez, Rachel Anne Palacios, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Jos Sances

Curators: Rene and Rio Yañez

Opening reception: Saturday, August 21, 8-10 p.m. The show runs August 21-29.

Levi’s Workshop
580 Valencia Street @ 17th
San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Lydia: Your absolutely correct. The artist definitely mentioned the 1968 Mexico Olympic poster as inspiration for the print. Unfortunately that was not included in the final video. Thanks for sharing the link.