Tag Archives: murals

A visit to the Disney Museum with Sirron Norris

“I mean, look at this. This is my favorite one, right there.” There was tape on the museum floor that Sirron Norris pretty much just ignored, stepped over, and pointed at the details of the painting – Eyvind Earle’s “Where Eagles Fly”  (1993).  In it, a dense, dark forest covers a tumbling cliffside as white mist seeps in from the...

Community is grateful for art and culture

Precita Eyes’ Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival at Precita Park has always had a high community presence. “Everybody is very supportive of what we do,” said Yuka Ezoe, the Education Director of Precita Eyes Muralists, a community-based non-profit mural and arts education group. Many of the volunteers who help out grew up going to the festival and appreciate what Precita...

Listen Local: Art in the city with Dogpaw Carrillo

Listen Local is Mission Local’s biweekly radio program. We broadcast live online at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. Mission Local chats with neighborhood artist and music poster designer Dogpaw Carrillo about street art in his youth, the Summer of Love, and working with some well-known local artists. You’ve seen his work all around the neighborhood but if you’re...

Mural misstep heightens the risk of opening a new restaurant

Not even growing up in the neighborhood can prevent a new business from falling onto the third-rail of Mission District development.  That is what Jose Ruffrage and Fernando Quiñonez discovered earlier this summer and it is what has made the particularly nervous about next week’s opening of their new restaurant Alma at 2801 24th St. “Its upsetting. I’ve been here...

Mission Cultural Center mural dedication ceremony tonight

“Spirit of the Arts,” an iconic mural on the face of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on Mission Street near 25th Street has been restored and will be rededicated with a celebration tonight. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., dancers and speakers including the Mixcoatl Aztec Dancers, District 9  Supervisor Hillary Ronen and MCCLA Director Jennie Rodriguez will...

Controversial new mural in SF Mission already defaced

A mural at 24th and Folsom streets criticized last Friday because the artist had painted over an existing mural has been vandalized within a day of its completion. The new mural consists of colorful mandalas and the phrase “be a good person” on the Folsom street side of 2801 Folsom St., where a Peruvian restaurant is slated to open sometime this month....

Mission’s culture not for sale, but it can be painted over

A mural created in 2015 by Mission District youth under the guidance of Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, on a wall at 24th and Folsom streets, became the center of a neighborhood spat on Friday afternoon when artists from the East Bay attempted to replace it without seeking permission from the local arts organization. “This is gentrification happening on 24th and Folsom right now,” said...

Instituto Familiar de la Raza to celebrate new mural Friday

A nonprofit serving San Francisco’s Chicano, Latino and Indígena communities on Mission Street near 25th Street is celebrating the completion of a new mural on its rear facade facing Lilac Street. The alley is known for its colorful and culturally relevant murals. Instituto Familiar de la Raza’s new mural, titled “The Cycle of Re-Generation,” is the work of Darren Villegas. It depicts tree...

Photos: “Baile en la Calle” livens up a Mission Sunday

A bit of sunlight brought crowds out to the sidewalks of the Mission on Sunday to watch performers stationed in front of the neighborhood’s murals in “Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances,” a recurring performance program, now in its fifth year, from Brava Theater Center and the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. Featuring Antoine Hunter & His Urban Jazz Dance...

Butterfly wings mural defaced with ‘KHY’ tag, then covered up

A colorful mural depicting a butterfly’s wings that until recently decorated a piece of wall space of a Pacific Gas & Electric substation at the corner of 19th and San Carlos streets was defaced with the graffiti tag “KHY” on Thursday night, as shown in an image uploaded to the social media site Reddit sometime on Friday. On Friday afternoon, the...

Pop-up art “Parlor” to debut at site of future Valencia development

Before a former motorcycle workshop becomes a multi-story housing development, it will be home to a pop-up arts and design shop called “Parlor.” The developers of a mixed-use project planned for 235 Valencia Street at Clinton Park are sponsoring an arts and design pop-up at the site, which they describe as “Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse.” The collection will feature...

Tonight: Launch party for book celebrating stories and murals of the Mission

In a burst of color and poetry, a new book of photography and writing called The Mission will enter the literary scene at the Grand Theater tonight. The Mission‘s focus is on the community murals the neighborhood is known for, photographed by Richard Evans, but also delves deeper than their artistic surfaces. With poetry and musings from important artistic and literary figures in...

Mission Cultural Center mural gets a makeover

After 35 years of enduring the Mission weather, the iconic mural that decorates the front of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts needed a bit of a facelift and that restoration started Tuesday morning with two of the original artists on hand. “What I did then, and what we hope to do again is to provide an opportunity for the...

Sirron Norris reacts to Trump with Clarion Alley ‘Bad Hombre’ bear

There’s usually more than meets the eye when it comes to street artist Sirron Norris’ murals. Under the guise of a cute and unassuming cartoon character, they often present a provocative commentary on political and social issues. In Norris’ latest mural, his signature blue bear character is pictured wearing an orange t-shirt that reads “bad hombre” – the grinning bear is pointing...