Youth Murals Featured on Mission Street, New Video Celebrates Mural in Tenderloin
Partnership with Gray Area gives young artists a prominent canvas; drone footage captures the making of Baobab Rising above tough streets.
"Spirit" by Alberto Martinez and "Veaw" by Aiden Riordan
The first youth murals from the new partnership between Precita Eyes Muralists and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts made their appearance this month. The partnership supports young emerging artists by giving them a prime spot on the bay doors of the Gray Area building at 2665 Mission St. The murals will change every six months to feature a new set of youth muralists. Aiden Riordan, 17, and Alberto Martinez, 24, inaugurated the program with their spray-painted works, above.
EYES UP: A Mural for the Tenderloin
A short documentary film on our 350 Ellis Street Mural Project, "Baobab Rising" painted by Precita Eyes Muralists Susan Cervantes, Eli Lippert, Monica Magtoto, Malik Seneferu, Mel Waters in 2018.
This 6-story mural is on the side of an affordable housing apartment complex at 350 ELLIS in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.
more info here.
Created by www.Clubsodapro.com • Directed and Edited by: Henry Dombey and Steve Agnos • Director of Photography: Henry Dombey • Drone by: Matt Abrams and Henry Dombey
Precita Eyes History Mural Tour
Led by Susan Cervantes
Next Tour: Saturday, April 15
And every Third Saturday of the month …more info here.
Precita Eyes Classic Mural Tour
Led by Patricia Rose
This tour is led by artist and guide Patricia Rose, a Precita Eyes Muralist since 1980. With Patricia as your guide, you'll be walking through the neighborhood and hearing stories about murals and their content, as well as their community context. She welcomes you to ask questions and make comments throughout the tour experience.…
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Painting a Pop Up Mural with Precita Eyes at 24th & Harrison
Painting a Pop-Up in An Enchanted Forest By the Light of the Moon
Precita Eyes Muralists partnered with SF Parks Alliance on Golden Gate Park's JFK Promenade, and turned it into a canvas.
On a cold Saturday evening last February 11, the Entwined forest in Peacock Meadow gathered people of all ages, most of whom just happened to be passing by, to paint a pop-up.
"A pop-up mural is a mini happening," commented San Francisco Parks Alliance's Anna Lisa Escobedo, a long-time Precita Eyes collaborator. "It's a performance you maybe just stumbled upon."
AFTER 111 YEARS, THE SF CITY CLINIC GETS A MURAL
"A Sanctuary for Health" was unveiled on Nov. 15 by SF Department Health officials, clinic workers and clients.
The clinic at 356 7th Street serves the sexual health of San Franciscans. Its new mural, A Sanctuary for Health, is inspired by the clinic's dedication to compassion and inclusive services. In the Nov. 15 dedication ceremony, SF city health director Dr. Grant Colfax cut the inaugural ribbon with these words: “Artistic expression is an integral part of how we heal, and this is supported by science. Art can help us emotionally navigate the journey of battling an illness. It can help us process difficult emotions in times of crisis. And it brings a sense of calm when we need it most." More here.
Hope for the World Cure Mural Restoration is Complete!
45 Years of Precita Eyes History: A Conversation with Susan and Luz Cervantes
Precita Eyes Muralists, in Your Own Words
Listen to what people are saying about Precita Eyes, and take a tour of the Mission's mural-making community.
Thanks to muralists Juana Alicia and Meera Desai, youth artist and Precita collaborator Xavier Bess, Calle 24 cultural district organizer Erick Arguello, and friends at the California Historical Society Murales Rebeldes community day and the Cesar Chavez Day parade, April 2018. (Music by Manuel Obregón.)
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