Tag Archives: MAPP

Art performances to demonstrate sanctuary and solidarity this weekend

It’s time for MAPP, the Mission Arts Performance Project, when spaces around the neighborhood are opened up to the public and come alive with performances. This month, the organizers want to demonstrate their solidarity and the city’s role as a sanctuary, declaring that “The Mission will melt I.C.E. through our sanctuary & solidarity.” Venues around the neighborhood including bookstores, art galleries,...

After Nearly 2 Decades Kinetic Sculptor Will Close SF Mission Studio

Growing up next to an amusement park may have inspired Carl Pisaturo’s life-long fascination with light and motion – but the Mission District is where the “lumino-kinetic” sculptor found an affordable space to transform scientific concepts into art.   After seeing rents triple and arts organizations drop one by one in a gentrifying- Boston in the 80s, Pisaturo said he...

Red Poppy Art House Founder Priced Out of Art Studio

It is impossible to quantify the exchanges and relationships that have formed in the spaces that artist Todd Brown has created and curated in the Mission for nearly two decades. He’s been heavily involved in the Mission Arts & Performance Project, known as MAPP, which started in 2003 when Brown saw a need to connect local artists living within blocks from...

MAPPin’ In The Mission

  There were 13 or 14 venues on the map for MAPP last night. Couldn’t get to all of them, but so much good music at all of those that I did get to. The Mission Arts and Performance Project, an evening when anywhere from a handful to more than a dozen venues and private homes in the Mission open...

MAPP Is Tonight!

Alejandro Meza is a self-taught sculptor that has lived in the Mission District for the past six years.  He is originally from Mexico City, where he learned techniques from other sculptors. In his effort to participate more within the art community, and with the purpose of promoting the free and alternative spaces that abound within MAPP’s bimonthly events, he created...

It’s MAPP Time

It’s time for a new Mission Arts and Performances Project (MAPP). To help you plan for your night out, performers and locations are listed below. Organized by a neighborhood group of artists who meet at the Red Poppy Art House, MAPP takes place the first Saturday every other month and usually include 15 venues including garages, cafés, studios, gardens, and...

The Robots of Carl Pisaturo

A magic place hides behind a fence on 23rd and Florida streets. Inside, two robots, Slave Zero and Slave One move their articulated arms and an orbit machine creates mesmerizing circles of colored light. It’s the workspace and gallery of Carl Pisaturo, who has been creating luminokinetic sculptures since 1997. Pisaturo, who studied biology, taught himself how to design and...

VIDEO: Anastasia’s Sweet Melodies

Anastasia Van Wingerden released her debut album, “Pacific,” in August 2012. She is originally from Carpinteria, Calif., and has been living in San Francisco for five years. Van Wingerden usually plays with her band, the Sunkeepers. For more information, visit her website here.        

It’s Your Lucky First Saturday: Free MAPP is Today

Over a dozen spaces will be transformed into micro art centers with art shows, music performances, and kids events today. The Mission Arts and Performance Project begins this afternoon, and will be going late into Saturday night. Here’s some of the schedule: 1 – 1:30 p.m. Face painting 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Andy Strain, a musical storyteller for audiences of...