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Illuminations: Day of the Dead 2011 Opening Reception

SOMArts Cultural Center

Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Illuminations: Day of the Dead 2011 Opening Reception

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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
Caritina Mendoza

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When & Where

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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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.

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934 Brannan St, San Francisco CA 94103
415-863-1414 l info@somarts.org
Main Gallery hours: T-F, 2pm-7pm & Sat, 12pm-5pm.

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