Mural of COVID Loss and Resilience Gifted to the Mission by SF General Nurses
New work at 24th St. and York captures local responses to the pandemic
Enfermeras regalan a la Misión un mural sobre la pandemia
La obra, en la esquina de la Calle 24 y York, honra la valentía de quienes desempeñaron tareas esenciales. Leer nota completa en español aquí
The mural ALL THAT YOU TOUCH, YOU CHANGE. ALL THAT YOU CHANGE, CHANGES YOU (a quote from writer Octavia Butler) chronicles the stages of the pandemic. Nurses at San Francisco General Hospital's Richard Fine People's Clinic commissioned the work as a gift to the community they serve. Communities of color like the Mission, where the clinic is located, suffer disproportionally from COVID illness and death.
Read more here.
Balmy Alley Mural Reborn
The gateway to SF's most famous art walk gets refurbished after 30 years.
THE FIVE SACRED COLORS OF CORN
Above, clockwise from top left: A woman gives birth, and the father receives the child (with Suaro and Susan Cervantes); This Egyptian goddess devours the sun, then gives birth to it day after day; Grandfather Fire, framed by stalks of corn; an Earth goddess envelopes a hummingbird.
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Newest Segment of Laguna Honda Epic Mural Complete
The mural takeover of the retaining wall of the Laguna Honda Hospital is complete! The new 200-foot segment begins at the corner of Laguna Honda Blvd and continues up the hill along Woodside Ave.
Titled "We All Grow Resilient," the work was designed and coordinated by Precita Eyes lead artists Julia Barzizza and Deirdre Weinberg, with Flavia Mora. As is traditional in this ongoing project, a host of friends, neighbors and aspiring muralists brought their ideas and paint brushes to community sessions
For the backstory of this mural and its many segments, see here
On Mural-Making, Precita Eyes, And Believing In Mission Youth
And from the De Young Museum . . .
Francesca D'Alessio, host of the museum's Local Voices podcast, speaks with Susan Cervantes about the importance of public art in elevating the work of new generations. (May 2021, 33 min.)
Our Murals Are All Around You
Visit them. Bask in their inspired visions.
"¡Sí Se Puede!" (1995), Cesar Chavez Elementary School at 23rd St. and Folsom
A friendly greeting shouted from a porch, a phone call, picking up groceries for a neighbor — simple gestures can alleviate the dread and sadness of the pandemic that surrounds us and break through isolation. In these difficult times, every connection strengthens our resilience.
Precita Eyes Muralists has worked for more than four decades to uplift culture and community through collective art-making led by local artists.
In March, Precita Eyes closed its store and art in response to the public health emergency. This closure will extend through the end of May. We've had to temporarily postpone or cancel new projects and our permanent programs. Our Urban Youth Arts workshops and children's art classes have been suspended. Our work in schools is on hold. Our celebrated walking tours are on pause.
These cancellations have left our collaborating and teaching artists without a source of income.
While we've been busy adapting. planning and applying for all forms of relief available to us, we also need to turn to you, our friends and community. We ask you to take a moment to revisit these iconic 24th Street murals, then support our work by aiding the hands that help the walls to speak.
Be safe and take care of one another,
—Susan Cervantes (founder/director) and the Precita Eyes Team
Help sustain Precita Eyes Muralists through these difficult times.
Every gift is a gesture of support. Every donation helps.
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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