FREE Friday Feb 5th - Friday Nights at the deYoung - Mission Muralismo
- Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young
Throughout 2010: First Fridays, 6:00–8:45 p.m. FREEThis Friday Friday Nights at the de Young Celebrates ¡CARNAVAL! with Mission Muralismo - February 5, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
The de Young Museum hosts a yearlong series celebrating Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams, 2009), edited by Annice Jacoby, with a foreword by Carlos Santana, and authored by Susan Cervantes, Founder & Director of Precita Eyes Muralists, as part of the museum’s weekly program Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young.
Following an extraordinary fall kickoff that honored hundreds of Mission artists, the de Young continues the First Friday Mission Muralismo series. Carnaval in San Francisco’s Mission district is a visual feast, a glorious mix of Mission art, music, and dancing. For more information: nschach@... or www.missionmuralismo.com
Wilsey Court - 5:30–8:45 p.m. - Carnaval’s Many Cultures, with a Mission Twist: Visual Euphoria, organized by Roberto Hernandez. Immerse yourself in a digital installation of Mission murals and outstanding Carnaval photographs and meet Carnaval artists featured in Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo. www.carnavalsf.com
Roberto Hernandez has earned much recognition as a musician, poet, composer, civil rights activist, educator, and writer. learning the various cultural traditions of Carnaval around the world. He is one of the top writers, teachers, and historians in the field and has conducted lectures, workshops, and clinics in the Americas and Europe.
Roberrto will present the Spirit of Carnaval with special performances by:
5:50 PM - Zumba by Jaime Martinez of Latin American Workout
6:10 PM - Latin All Stars
7:00 PM - Mixtiso
7:15 PM - Tradicion Afro Peruana
7:35 PM - Loco Bloco
7:55 PM - Sista-wit-Style
8:10 PM - Tambores de Colombia
8:25 PM - Foga Na Roupa
Hands-on art making for everyone, with “art diva” Kim Erickson. Construct a Carnaval headdress inspired by the museum’s Mesoamerican art collection.
Koret Auditorium 7:00 p.m. - Special talks organized by Annice Jacoby.
Annice Jacoby, editor of Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo will speak on the Mission's celebratory mural tradition that captures the annual revelry of Carnaval. Director, cultural historian, and author Judy Slattum leads journeys investigating art and ritual all over the world. She will explain the Dionysian roots of Carnaval and the elements of raucous abandon that still permeate the festivities today. Lou Dematteis, acclaimed photojournalist, and writer Willy Lizarraga will tell the story of Carnaval's origin in San Francisco. Performances will include archival images, Mestre Beiçola playing pandeiro, and Carnaval dancer Akiva Anders.
Free Street Parking; Paid Garage Parking & public transportation.