A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad

The Day of the Dead – A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad

In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution, in which approximately one million people died to replace the dictator Porfirio Diaz in order to create a Constitutional republic, this year’s theme of the Day of the Dead is based on revolution and change or honoring death as the price for liberty.

October 20 — November 13, 2010

Artist-participants: Francisco Franco, Yvonne Montano, Oscar Cisneros, Dr.Htain Win, Maria Sanchez, Dave Steffes, Raul Nava, Patra Nesseth – Steffes, Maxton Dramite, Lorenza Sanchez, Beto A. Bravo, Leonardo Ibarra, Amy Nelson Smith, Leslie Mathie, and others.

  • Reception and Celebration:

    • Saturday, Nov. 6, 3-7PM

Its a busy busy week! lots of fun art & events

I will be out and about all over the bay area this week. I hope to see you at one of these events!
Tuesday October 12th 

Starting tonight I’ll have some paintings on display at Puerto Alegre Restaurant, 546 Valencia St in San Francisco, (restaurant opens at 5:30 for dinner tonight). The opening of the Third Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, installation
by Polu Manu Productions, other artists include Shawn Griggs, Emilia Garcia, Emmanuel Montoya, Hector Silva, Maya Gonzalez, Pamela Enriquez and many others, The Vigil Familia and Puerto Alegre is a San Francisco Institution and Family Style Restaurant in the heart of the Historical Mission District, best margaritas in town too! Please stop by to see this amazing artwork and have a margarita!

 

Thursday October 14th

Latina(o) Artists United Against Breast Cancer, Reflections on Canvas, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Latinas Contra Cancer in San Jose. 255 North Market Street, Suite 175 (corner of Julian-on North San Pedro side on backside of building)This is truly an international collaboration with art pieces, sculptures and photographs from Latin America, Europe and the U.S. a few of the local Bay Area artists include: Roxanne Quezada Chartouni, Alejandra Palos, Alejandra Oseguera, and myself.

Thank you Ysabel Duron for putting together such a wonderful place to educate our community in fighting this disease.
Friday October 15th
CantinaSF @ 580 Sutter Street, (in between Powell & Mason near Union Square) San Francisco. Dia de Los Muertos art exhibit opens this Friday October 15th, Sandra Gonzalez will be shown with other works by Shawn Griggs, Emmanuel Montoya, Maya Gonzalez, Maria Sanchez, Hector Silva, Emilia Garcia and others, installation by Polu Manu Productions.
Saturday, October 16th, 2010 — 11am-6pm
Dia de Los Muertos Community Celebration at Meek Mansion & park, Hayward, CA

I have a painting on display in the mansion. There will also be a Days of the Dead ceremony led by Yolanda Aranda with Xaguia Aztec dancers, Folklore music and dancing by Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward and Grupo Folklorico Tlapalli Musical performances by Blanca, Jesus Cisneros, Viviane DeLeon Bias and Solo Amigos, Chabot College Theatre performs an original Days of the Dead play, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, activities for kids.

Presented in partnership with Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
You can participate! Bring canned food for the community altar. All the food will be donated to a local food bank.

The Meek Mansion is located at 17365 Boston Road at Hampton Road in Hayward

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=17365+Boston+Road+Hayward+CA&sll=29.964282%2C-90.05488&sspn=0.01331%2C0.01929&ie=UTF8&hq&hnear=17365+Boston+Rd%2C+Hayward%2C+Alameda%2C+California+94541&z=16

Upcoming art exhibits I am participating in….Fall 2010

Here’s a list of upcoming art exhibits that I will be participating in. A couple taking place now in Redwood City and Novato. With several coming up in the Fall. I hope to see you there.

Currently Exhibiting:

REDWOOD CITY, CA
Phantom Galleries, Group show ( 2107 Broadway @corner of Jefferson and Broadway windows) Artwork will be on display through September, 2010.

NOVATO, CA
Marin County Community Foundation, Las Expressiones … Celebrating Latin@ Artists of the Bay Area! over 40 artists participating (including me), Artist Reception is Sept 9th 4:30pm to 7:30pm …Exhibit will be up until Nov 18, 2010 @ 5 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA.

Fall 2010

HAYWARD,CA
October 2010 – Dia de los Muertos at the Meek Mansion, group show curated by Fernando Hernandez

October 2010 – Dia de los Muertos, Sun Gallery, group show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
October – November, 2010 Cantina SF. (near Union Square) – Dia De los Muertos Group Show, curated by Bird Levy.

PETALUMA, CA
October – November, 2010 Petaluma, Dia De Los Muertos, curated by Rachel Anne Palacios

SAN JOSE, CA
October – November, 2010 Latinas Contra Cancer (Group Exhibit)

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA
October – November, 2010 Dia de Los Muertos, Galeria Tonanzin (Group Exhibit), 115 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, California 95045

**photo credit: Phantom Galleries**