Community Mural Arts Education Workshop
Led by master muralist/Precita Eyes founder Susan Cervantes
Every Third Tuesday in person at Precita Eyes, 2981 24th St.
Registration and more info here
Next Session: JULY 19 at 7pm
Future sessions: AUGUST 16, September 20
Nested Together We Flourish
Brisbane Public Library (250 Visitation Ave., Brisbane)
The new public library opened its doors last year with this mural of municipal milestones greeting patrons in the entryway. Funded and designed by Friends of Brisbane Library, the 8 x14 ft. panel tells the history of this San Francisco suburb in tile and acrylic. A library book opens to a page on the Ohlone people, and spills forth binary code registering the city’s 1966 incorporation. The baseball diamond, Mission Blue nurseryand mobile library are pictured, as are the city's distinctively decorated fire hydrants. Residents protest construction on San Bruno Mountain, looming overhead. Children in derby cars roll down its slopes, racing toward the book of lifelong learning. In the center, a Red-tailed Hawk carries the book's pages far beyond its nest and out into the world. Lead artists: Julia Barzizza, Susan Cervantes, Deirdre Weinberg. Assistants: Paola Reyes, Christy Majano, Josie Merer.
SAVE THE DATE:
Precita Eyes 45th Anniversary Gala
October 15 - Stay Tuned for Details!
Flynn School Murals
Shine Brightly at Precita Park
Created in the mid-1970s as a community mural project — one of the city's first — the newly restored Family Life and Spirit of Mankind diptych at Leonard Flynn Elementary School (at Harrison St. with Precita Ave.) once again salutes its neighbors with vivid colors.
Back in 1976, there were just half-a-dozen murals in the neighborhood. Precita Eyes co-founder Susan Cervantes had just completed the Precita Valley Community Center mural. On the other side of Precita Park, the Flynn school principal was so impressed by how the mural beautified the park and represented the neighbors that he wanted students to paint one.
Historic Castro AIDS Mural Defaced.
You Can Help Restore It
Painted in 1998, the mural Hope for the World Cure, at Market and 15th Street in the Castro district, is one of the most potent public art works about the chaos and solidarity of AIDS in San Francisco and worldwde.
But a few weeks ago, in late December 2021, approximately one-third of the two-story mural was defaced with graffiti. Restoration will cost an estimated $50,000, according to Precita Eyes' Susan Cervantes, who directed the work's collective creation 25 years ago.
The mural, seen above as it looked when completed over two decades ago, was located behind what was once the popular hangout, the Bagdad Cafe (note name in upper left corner).
New SFMoMA Audio Zine Blends Poetry, Spanglish and Local Vibes in Walk through Mission Murals
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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Our members are essential to the work we do beautifying the environment, empowering communities, and preserving cultural legacies.
• Individual ($60): Get a 10% discount on classes and workshops, and a 15% discount on store merchandise.
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• Contributor ($150): Get a 25% discount on classes and workshops, a 20% discount on store merchandise, plus two free mural tour tickets.
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2981 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
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