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Opening Reception of “The Mission Condition: Outwardly Mobile,” “Site In Progress,” & “Florecer”
January 18, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
Come celebrate the opening reception of the Red Poppy’s current art installations. This reception is free and open to all ages.
3PM – 4PM: Join the kids and parents at Family Art as we will decorate a few hopeful “sky-houses” by artist Mission Condition artist Dustin Fosnot and launch them into the sky!
4PM – 7PM: Opening Reception for 3 installations:
“The Mission Condition: Outwardly Mobile,” a mural and assemblage collaboration by Mona Caron and Dustin Fosnot. The piece is a poetic expression of the precarious state that many communities find themselves in due to the current housing crisis and the gentrification of San Francisco.
“Site in Progress” by Sebastian Alvarez.
In the tradition of process art, this untitled exhibition will mature with research and dialogue with some of the artists, tradition-bearers and cultural workers connected to the Red Poppy. The initial information presented on the wall is being collected from different local organizations and institution concerned with preserving the history of the Bay Area and researching its growth. Starting as a simple assemblage of info-graphics and data, this installation will gather, sort, collate, and associate qualitative data in order to generate poetic forms.
“Florecer: Blossoming and Living with HIV: Overcoming Stigma Through Art”
This exhibition features masks and personal statements created by clients, staff, and community members of Clínica Esperanza, the HIV Services Clinic at Mission Neighborhood Health Center. It was installed as part of the Red Reels film screening of ‘Blood Brother‘ on Thursday, January 16th. Red Reels is an interdisciplinary film series that explores a unique interdisciplinary approach by incorporating real-time collaborations with artists from varying mediums like dance, painting, and live music.
5PM: A focused moment with a brief presentation of the art, followed by:
– Jorge Molina, with opening words
– Erin McElroy, organizer of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project will present some of their work and findings about the state of the City. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a San Francisco Bay Area digital mapping and storytelling collective working to make visible what gentrification and displacement invisibilizes. http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/
– Adriana Camarena will present a story on the theme of Home & Eviction from “Unsettlers: Migrants, Homies, and Mammas in the Mission District” – a collaboration with Shaping San Francisco, and partially funded by a CalHumanities 2013 Community Stories Grant. www.unsettlers.org
– Miguel Robles, will present a poem from his book, “At 24th and Mission”