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Join us at SOMArts for a beloved annual tradition! This year’s Day of the Dead exhibit at SOMArts is titled Illuminations. It’s dedicated to community pillar and business owner Marta Sanchez and renowned artist Pablo Picasso.
The theme “Illuminations” was chosen by curators René and Rio Yañez to symbolize a source of light for spiritual and intellectual reflection. Each year, more than 80 Bay Area artists from a breadth of cultural backgrounds participate, examining local issues and global disasters such as 2011’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan. The 30+ altars and installations range from deeply personal to political and many invite contribution or interaction from the viewer.
The opening reception for Illuminations features a collaboration with actor and visual artist Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash fame. Siguenza has been touring the U.S. in a one-person show called "A Weekend With Pablo Picasso." In addition to contributing an altar, Siguenza will perform and paint as Pablo Picasso during the opening reception on October 7th.
Opening Reception: October 7, 6 – 9PM
Exhibition: October 8 - November 5
Gallery Hours: Tues–Fri, 12–7PM, Sat 11–5PM, Sun 11–3PM
Closing Reception: November 5, 6 – 9PM
Exhibiting Artists include:
|Elizabeth Addison||Melyssa Mendoza|
|Susana Aragon||Patricia Montgomery|
|Adrian Arias||Andria Morales|
|Jeffery Augustine Songco||Mary Molly Mullaney|
|Anais Azul||Kevin Mullaney|
|Amy Blackstone||Marilyn Mullaney|
|Nathaniel Bolton||Victor Navarette|
|Carla Caletti||Jeannie O’Connor|
|Lorena del Campo||Carla Oden|
|Victoria Canby||Aydasara Ortega|
|Hersalia Cantoral||Romeo G. Osorio|
|Alicia Cruz-Hunt||Chuck Potter|
|Kathy deRosas||Chrystal Powell|
|Lanell Dike||Meadow Presely|
|Michael Dingle||Brenda Rasmussen|
|Annamarta Doustourian||Marcela Reyes|
|Laura DuBois||Denise Richards|
|Maya Escobar||Tono Rondone|
|Candi Farlice||Chloe Rose|
|Millan G. Figueroa||Andrew Samuels|
|Kathy Fujii-Oka||Jos Sances|
|DeCoy Gallerina||Nicole Schach|
|Nick Gomez||Betty Segal|
|CJ Grossman||Shizue Seigel|
|Bjorn Heinbach||Herbert Siguenza|
|Stan Heller||Rosario Sotelo|
|Pete Hickock||David Tafolla|
|Justin Hoover||Lia Tealdi|
|Scott Job||Kristin Tieche|
|Howard Katz||Cynthia Tom|
|Gina Lim||Amanda Vigil|
|Ytaelena Lopez||Natalia Vigil|
|Bruno Lopez||Kay Villalobos|
|Juliet MacCannell||Diane Williams|
|Dean MacCannell||Rene Yanez|
|Edmundo de Marchena||Rio Yanez|
|Susan Matthews||Rene Yanez|
|Carolina Medina-Dupaix||Victor Mario Zaballa|
When & Where
SOMArts Cultural Center
Insurrection, Connection & Community Through the Arts
SOMArts cultivates access to the arts within the Bay Area by collaborating with community-focused artists and organizations. Together, we engage the power of the arts to provoke just and fair inclusion, cultural respect, and civic participation.
Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms.
When a SOMArts produced event is ticketed, you can buy it here on EventBrite. SOMArts frequently hosts independent productions that manage advance tickets separately, so you may be directed elsewhere from an event page.
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Main Gallery hours: T-F, 2pm-7pm & Sat, 12pm-5pm.