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Opening reception: this weekend!

Galería de la Raza and de Young Museum are proud to present “Paper and Blade” at Galería, opening this weekend! Reception this Saturday, April 12 at 7pm with the artists in attendance.

View the final installation of new works by four diverse paper cut artists as their de Young Artist Fellows project comes to an end.

Cut paper is the medium that brings these four artists together, and while each has developed personalized techniques to obtain unique styles and aesthetics, the fundamental materials are the same. Meditative in nature, the cutting of paper is a slow, deliberate, and often solitary practice that lends itself to a magical quality.

Free and open to the public. Read more about the exhibition here.

Join Galería de la Raza and author Lorenzo HerrerayLozano for the release of his brand new title, “Amorcito Maricón,” next Friday, April 18!

A decade after his debut title, “Santo de la Pata Alzada: Poems from the Queer/Xicano/Positive Pen,” Herrera y Lozano returns with a collection of poems exploring queer Xicano desires, literal and mythical homeland(s), and brown bodies in perpetual displacement. Sitting at the intersections of reminisced childhood pop culture, defiantly claimed Mexicanidad, and coquettishly amorphous Xicanidad, “Amorcito Maricón” basks in the inherent politic, inevitable heartbreak, and inescapable draw of brown on brown desire. Un libro para maricones, and those who love us.

Herrera y Lozano is also apart of Galería-presented ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente?, a three-day poetry festival celebrating Latino poets from all over the Bay Area as part of National Poetry Month. Check out the video as apart of the project, curated by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and made possible by Galería de la Raza’s REGEN Artist Fund.

The “Amorcito Maricón” reading is free and open to the public. More info here.

A big THANK YOU to San Francisco Chronicle for coverage on a big series Galería de la Raza is presenting!

Read the story here.

¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? hits the streets this Friday. A three-day poetry festival, curated by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and made possible by Galería’s REGEN Artist Fund, celebrates Latino poets from all over the Bay Area as part of National Poetry Month. The festival takes place on April 5, 12, and 19 in San Francisco at Books Inc, Magnet, and Galeria respectively.

The concluding night at Galería on April 19 for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? is a fundraiser to continue the project. Advance tix are now available.

Grounded on dialogues and interviews with Latino community members, who join the collective onstage as well as Latino Mission businesses, “DREAMS/ueños - AUSENCIA/bsence” this Friday and Saturday at Galería de la Raza sets out to give form to an interactive, poetic expression of the place where “the other side” becomes “here,” where those who migrated recently, or a long time ago, deal with an ever changing present, hold fast onto hopes for a better life, and long for what was left behind.

That endlessly disputed space is what spawns dreams and absence: sueños y ausencia.

Advance tickets (with perks!) now available; no one turned away for lack of funds day of show.

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