Mission Murals: Art, Politics and Community Preservation
Opening on Oct. 17, this exhibition at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco includes documentary photographs, films, posters, handbills, and other ephemera about the murals that combat gentrification and preserve the character of the Mission District. Curated by curator David de la Torre, the exhibition showcases the work of Precita Eyes Muralists, photographer Dick Evans, and local artists/leaders, including Juana Alicia, David “Hyde” Cho, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez, André Karpov, Emmanuel Montoya, Irene Perez, Ray Patlan, Mel Waters, Patricia Rodriquez, Victor Reyes, Jessica Sabogal and Carla Wojczuk.
Join us at the opening reception on Oct. 17 at 6 pm
Admission to the reception is free, but advance reservation s required here.
This exhibition runs through January 2018 in the JCCSF's Katz Snyder Gallery, located at 3200 California St, San Francisco
Having a blast celebrating our 40th anniversary gala!
Thanks to all who accompanied us. More photos here.
2017 Latino Heritage Legacy Award, Another Reason to Celebrate with us on SEPT. 30
Another Reason to Support Precita on Its 40th Anniversary
A Prize for Precita Eyes!
On Sept 15, Precita Eyes Muralists was honored with the San Francisco Symphony's annual Ellen Magnin Newman Award for outstanding community service in arts education.
Precita artists and friends in the lobby of Davies Symphony Hall
ABC7 VIDEO: San Francisco muralists celebrating 40 years of brightening Mission District
This year marks a special anniversary for an organization that's brightened part of San Francisco while inspiring people to be artistic." (KGO-TV, July, 14, 2017)
Forty years of seeing murals through Precita Eyes
Forty years ago, Susan Cervantes and her husband Luis founded Precita Eyes Muralists in San Francisco's Mission District. Since then, Cervantes and Precita Eyes have helped create more than 400 murals throughout the city and beyond. Listen here to Cervantes' interview with KALW's Crosscurrents to learn how it all came about.