Galería de la Raza is pleased to partner with SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for SFMOMA’s On The Go series to present the Ntsoane Contemporary Dance Theatre. In preparation for the performance, Studio 24 at Galería will serve as a residency incubator from February 25 - March 13. During this time, we invite the public to visit, experience, and participate in a creative art practice.
This project is presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Public Intimacy: Art & Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa,” curated by SFMOMA and YNCA. Ntsoane Contemporary Dance Theatreis a Johannesburg-based performance troupe that works in urban spaces charged with shifting economies and changing demographics to produce works that speak to these issues. For their performance at Galería, they will expand on their “Inhabitant” work by creating a site-specific piece focused on the Mission District of San Francisco along the 24th Street corridor & BART Plazas on March 14 - 15, 2014.
Free and open to the public; read more about “Inhabitant” here.
The Lunada ~ Literary Lounge & Open Mic opens for a fiery season opener with Lunada de Amor on Valentine’s Day, featuring Carrie Leilam Love and Monica Fimbrez.
Lunada love springs from a deep well of culture and art. In 2014, we start our Spring season on Día de los Enamorados, aka Valentine’s Day. When the full moon rises, our literary lounge will swell with the voice of Carrie Leilam Love, whose work and performance resonate with fierce love and unbridled roots passion for her native West Oakland. Singer songwriter Monica Fimbrez, will enchant under the lunar spotlight with amorous melodies to cozy up alongside an old friend, new stranger, or long time companion.
Open Mic sign-up is at 7:15pm, where first timers, veterans and musicians are always welcome. With poetry, song, stories, games, kissing booth, and art prints for sale at Galería de la Raza, LUNADA is the place to share LOVE of community, LOVE of el barrio, LOVE of the word, LOVE of family, LOVE of life, and LOVE for the moon at our next Lunada de Amor.
We’re excited to be just one week away from our first opening reception of 2014!
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present “In Reference To” as its inaugural 2014 exhibition, featuring documentary photography work by artist Alejandra Regalado. “In Reference To” explores the experience of Mexican female immigrants across America, and investigates issues of cultural identity and femininity. As a series, this project serves an evolving archive of the Mexican female immigrant experience, and as snapshots of life in the diaspora.
"In Reference To" is an ambitious five-part series, which began in 2010 and culminates this year with the goal of creating 1,000 images, or 500 portraits, or women and their objects. Regalado has already completed the New York, Idaho/Oregon, Illinois, and Texas portions of the project, and seeks to culminate the series in California.
The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception next Sat, 2/22. We hope you can join us!
Our intern/volunteer coordinator Marie and public programs coordinator Yosimar are at today’s #SFSU nonprofit fair! Stop by #galeriadelaraza’s table for all the info on internships, volunteers, and happenings at Galeria. #activism (at San Francisco State University)
A huge thank you to all our January volunteers!! Photo from Lunada season closer in December #volunteers #thankyou #gallerylife #lunada
No Valentine’s Day plans yet? We have you covered…
The Lunada ~ Literary Lounge & Open Mic season opener just so happens to fall on el dia de Santo San Valentín on Friday, just three days away! Join us at Galería de la Raza for a ‘Lunada de Amor’ celebration, complete with art prints, laughter, and a kissing booth ;)
Meet Carrie Leilam Love, one of the featured performers of the night. Says Carrie, “I was a total book nerd growing up in Oakland, so it surprised no one when I received an MFA in creative writing from SF State in 2009. I write stories and poems about people who are struggling to love themselves and others, which is basically the dominant narrative of the human condition: people are assholes and they love each other. Besides people, I love shoes, babies, and sandwiches the most, not necessarily in that order. I am single and a total queermo so if you’re not too put off by the bitter break-up poems, holla. It’s okay, I’m pretty.”
Carrie Leilam Love joins Monica Fimbrez as featured February performers with your host and curator Sandra Garcia Rivera for the season opener of Lunada spring 2014, and all that’s missing is YOU! Open mic sign ups at 7:15pm, always $5 admission:
In addition to exhibiting in the main gallery for the next Galería de la Raza exhibition “In Reference To,” artist Alejandra Regalado is also serving as Galería’s second Artist in Residence.
During her residency February 19 through March 6, Regalado will be using the gallery space as a photography studio to interview and take portraits of female Mexican immigrants based in the San Francisco/ Bay Area. Any interested participants are encouraged to contact the artist from the official call - details and more on the artist’s website:
For our creative like-minded communidad in the East Bay, the Akonadi Foundation has a new round of applications deadline this Fr 2/7.
These funds are earmarked for “impactful public events and projects geared toward communities of color in Oakland,” with the Foundation awarding grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.
Check it out!
We’re 14 days away from the 14th of next month, which means:
The Lunada ~ Literary Lounge & Open Mic season opener is on Valentine’s Day!
Join us at Galería de la Raza for a ‘Lunada de Amor’ celebration, complete with a kissing booth :)
Meet Monica Marie Fimbrez, one of the featured performers of the night. She began songwriting when she was 17, and she now has nearly 40 original compositions ranging from folk, to Peruvian Lando, to R&B. Her various styles are unified by her lyrical, honest, and intimate delivery. Fimbrez moved to San Francisco from her hometown in Lodi, CA to study music at San Francisco State University. She is now a member of TARIMBA (TARIMBA.org) and Rumbaché (Rumbache.com). Fimbrez has had the privilege of studying with esteemed musicians such as John Calloway, Jesus Diaz, John Santos, and Andres Flores.
Fimbrez joins Carrie Leilam Love, curator Sandra Garcia Rivera, and YOU on the open mic on Fri 2/14 for the first Lunada of 2014. Don’t miss out:
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present “In Reference To” as its inaugural 2014 exhibition, featuring documentary photography work by artist Alejandra Regalado.
"In Reference To" explores the experience of Mexican female immigrants across America and investigates issues of cultural identity and femininity. The series features portraits of women who immigrated to the United States at different points in their lives, and couples each portrait with an object the subject chose from among all of their belongings to bring on their journey.