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Manny’s: The History of the Mission’s Murals
January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
An evening with Susan Cervantes, founder of Precita Eyes, and the history of and the cause to preserve the history of the Mission murals. The vibrant murals of the Mission District hold a lot of history. History of struggle, harships, celebration, and community. The beautiful storytelling of each mural is breathtaking, each of one of them poised with uniqueness and importance. However, what are the origins of such beautiful pieces of art? When and how did they come about? Founder of Precita Eyes , Susan Cervantes, joins us at Manny’s to discuss the history of the Mission’s murals and the fight to preserve an integral part of the Mission District. Note: The January Democratic Debate is currently scheduled for January 14th but may be moved due to Trump’s Impeachment Trial. If the debate does occur on the 14th we will be re-rescheduling this event. Check out some of the historic murals: “Pasado/Futuro”, 2005 Acrylic on brick Mural Directors : Susan Kelk Cervantes with the Precita Eyes Community Mural Workshop. Location : Jerry’s Java and Tattoo, 24th and Potrero Streets, San Francisco, CA “Millenium Mural”, 2002 12’ x 90’, acrylic on stucco Mural Directors : Directed by Susan Cervantes and Marta Ayala in collaboration with over 50 seniors. Location : On Lok 30th St Senior Center. 225 30th Street, SF, CA “Soul Journey”, 2000 Acrylic on stucco Directed by : Susan Cervantes, in collaboration with Ronnie Goodman, John “Diallo” Jones, Mel Simmons, Tomashi Jackson, Dan Machiarini and Red Jackson and community volunteers. Location : 1625 Carroll Avenue at 3rd Streets, SF, CA “Center for Vulnerable Populations Mural”, 2012 Interior mural, 11’ x 22’, wall board with acrylic paint Mural Directors : Susan Kelk Cervantes, Yukako Ezoe and Max Allbee Contributing Artists : In collaboration with CVP staff, faculty and outpatients Location : San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 90, San Francisco, CA “True Colors”, 2012 22’ x 28’, Acrylic on Stucco Mural Directors : Susan Cervantes Contributing Artists : Ariana Terrence, Kristine Keller, and Chelsey Ramirez in collaboration with the students from the Canal Alliance ForWods Program. Location : Canal Alliance Office. 91 Larkspur Street, San Rafael, CA 94901