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  • Current exhibition Empujando Tinta: Butterfly Art Workshop this weekend, closing party Fri, June 21
  • Next exhibition Mi Barrio Es Tu Barrio: Opening Sat, June 29
  • Upcoming programming: Lunada Literary Lounge season closer, new Digital Mural Project billboard
  • In and around Galería: Community partnerships, Galería at the National Queer Arts Festival, Encuentritos, QWOCMAP, and Frameline! 
Empujando Tinta
Tupac Amaru: Ten Years of Collaborative Activism
Closing Party Friday, June 21
Empujando Tinta celebrates 10 years of works by Taller Tupac Amaru (the Taller), a collective art studio founded in 2003 by Bay Area artists Favianna Rodriguez and Jesus Barraza, and joined by Melanie Cervantes in 2007. Don't miss your last chance to see the complete retrospective, purchase artwork, and mingle with the artists before it comes down!

Galería is hosting one last hurrah in honor of Empujando Tinta with a night of cocktails, live screenprinting, and artists on Friday, June 21. Jesus Barraza of Taller Tupac Amaru has collaborated with fellow artists Rio Yañez, Vivianna Parades, and Favianna Rodriguez to each produce a one of a kind print that will be launched at the closing party - photos forthcoming of the new works. However, if you have had your eye on another print of the Empujando Tinta exhibition, now is your chance to add that piece to your collection and also have it signed by the artists.
Empujando Tinta features over 150 works, highlighting people’s stories of resistance and resilience from around the globe, and more.
Migration is Beautiful: The Butterfly Art Workshop 
Saturday, June 15
11 am  |  Free admission

This Saturday, Galería invites the public to participate in a  free workshop led by Empujando Tinta artist Favianna Rodriguez. The Migration is Beautiful: The Butterfly Art Workshop is a hands-on activity that will result in the making of a plethora of butterflies that will descend on Burning Man's Playa this summer! Learn first-hand from Rodriguez how the butterfly has become a symbol for migrant rights. Free and open to all ages; only a few open spots remain for this weekend's June 15 workshop. RSVP is required for admission. To reserve your spot, please send an email with all participant names to  julio@culturestrike.net.  

Mi Barrio Es Tu Barrio
New works by Victor De La Rosa
Opens Saturday, June 29
Artist reception Thursday, July 11
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present Mi Barrio Es Tu Barrio, featuring new works by Victor De La Rosa. De La Rosa’s textile work explores the intersection of technology, art, and design.

Mi Barrio Es Tu Barrio features new textile works by De La Rosa that capture the stories of Mission residents, merchants, and visitors from interviews conducted in early 2013 at Galería de la Raza. These works utilize the traditional Mexican sarape textile with digital technology to create portraits of the diverse subjects that make up the Mission District today. This re-contextualization of the sarape as a Mexican icon reflects the cultural mash-up that is present in the Mission District and the multicultural experience across the nation.

De La Rosa is a recipient of Galería’s 2012/2013 ReGen Artist Fund, a small grants/commission program that provides Latino artists with technical assistance and capacity building support to develop grant writing and artistic program planning skills. The Fund encourages artists to explore strategies that make compelling artistic projects while offering administrative training/support; thus empowering artists with the skills needed to create competitive proposals to leverage government and foundation arts funding.
Lunada Literary Lounge Spring Season Closer
Sunday, June 23
7:30pm  |  $5 admission
The summer solstice is next weekend, bringing the spring Lunada season to a close with a very special reunion of Los Delicados. Los poetas del sol melt poetry, dance, comedy, and theater into a "Word Descarga" not to be missed in a rare appearance of this influential Latino spoken word performance troupe.
Los Delicados was founded in 1996 by writers Norman Zelaya, Darren J. de Leon, and Paul Flores in San Francisco's Mission District. The writers come from three different California experiences – Nicoya in San Francisco, Xicano in San Bernardino, and Cuban/Mexican in the borderlands of San Diego – and took the national spoken word scene by storm becoming the leading Latino spoken word troupe. In 2001, they released Word Descarga on Calaca Press, and their play Guayaberas By The Pound has been taught on college campuses throughout the country.
Zelaya, a writer born and raised in San Francisco, has published several stories in journals including ZYZZYVA, 14 Hills and NY Tyrant. He is currently finishing a novel set in his old Mission neighborhood. De Leon, also known as DJ Aztec Parrot, is an award-winning poet from San Bernardino, as well as a playwright, radio producer, street DJ, high school teacher, and community activist.  He has published poetry in various publications including New Chicano/Chicana Writings (University of Arizona Press), Cipactli, and Fourteen Hills. As a radio host and producer, he started Radio 2050 in November of 2003 at Pacifica's KPFA in Berkeley, CA. With close to 400 interviews over the last 10 years, he has become one of the most listened to voices in contemporary Latino art in the west coast, and one of the most knowledgeable ethnomusicologist of Latin American music. Flores is a published poet, performance artist, playwright, and well known spoken word artist. Raised in Chula Vista, CA, he spent much of his youth between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego developing a border consciousness. Flores' PEN Award winning novel Along the Border Lies reflects this experience. Flores' plays and past performance projects have taken him from HBO's Def Poetry to Cuba, Mexico and El Salvador. His first solo show YOU'RE GONNA CRY premiered in 2011. His latest play PLACAS is about Central-American immigrants surviving barrio wars and is his sixth full-length stage production.
Sign-ups for the open mic at 7:15pm; first timers always welcome.

NEW Digital Mural Project 
I Am UndocuQueer! by Julio Salgado
Southwest corner of 24th and Bryant Streets
This June, in honor of Pride month, Galería presents its newest installment of the Digital Mural Project by artist and activist Julio Salgado entitled I Am UndocuQueer!. His status as an undocumented queer activist has fueled the contents of his illustrations, which depict key individuals and moments of the current fight for migrant rights in the United States. Salgado graduated from California State Universitiy, Long Beach with a degree in journalism, and is co-founder of  DreamersAdrift.com.
The I Am UndocuQueer! billboard (as shown above in this newsletter's banner) is a collaboration between Salgado and the many fearless undocumented and queer activists and organizers across the country. The main objective of this billboard is to call attention to the intersectionality of the immigrant and LGBTQ communities. Says Salgado, "Within the immigrant community, we must acknowledge that our queer voices should not be left out of the immigration debate, and we cannot let politicians tell us otherwise. Likewise, the LGBTQ community must be aware that being queer goes beyond marriage and trying to join the military. Let's continue the dialogue and keep intersecting our communities and struggles."  
Community Partnerships for the month of June

2013 National Queer Arts Festival
Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13
Galería de la Raza and the Queer Cultural Center are pleased to present: Still Here on June 12 & 13 at The Garage. Still Here is part of the 2013 National Queer Arts Festival and was conceptalized and orchestrated by Galería's ReGen Artist Fund grantees Cristina Mitra and Natalia Vigil. This coming-of-age, two-day performance project explores the complexities of growing up by posing questions of how one defines identity, love, family, loss, and coming out in a global gay mecca. Still Here showcases new work by artists raised in San Francisco during the 80s, 90s, and present that delves into these never-explored questions.
Encuentritos concert series and contest
Friday, June 14

Come help pick the next Mission District musical sensation! Galería is a venue during 2013's Encuentritos series, presented by Acción Latina. This  innovative opportunity for neighborhood musicians looking for the next big break kicks off at Galería this Friday, June 14. Focused on local and emerging bands and artists, the new Encuentritos series showcases musical groups in a community feedback-based contest, in which the audience collectively decides which groups will go on to perform at the 32nd Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular in December of 2013. Friday's series will feature Carlos Xavier, singer songwriter, and Mestiza, Latin Soul, from Oakland. Free and open to the public; donations greatly appreciated.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project's Film Festival
Friday-Sunday, June 14-16, at Brava Theater
Galería is proud to be a community partner of the 9th Annual Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)'s Film Festival. The 2013's weekend will premiere an unprecedented 55 short films in five screening programs. Join Galería at the Saturday, June 15 Center Piece Screening of Unfolding Beauty. From 'bois' in search of the perfect haircut, to the land and legacies that sustain us, to a triumphant anthem of lesbian identity, these films leap joyously into the strong currents of community. Free and open to the community.
Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26

Galería is excited to co-present two films at this year's Frameline 37 festival. In La Partida, an Ecstasy-fueled night out leads to romantic feelings between Cuban youngsters Reinier and Yosvani, but external pressures of family, girlfriends, and poverty cause dramatic ups and downs in their subsequent relationship in this powerful and sexy drama set amid the streets of picturesque Havana. In Tu Recuerdo, a stunning offering of queer Latin@ shorts brings together a potent mixture of deseo, espíritu y nuestra communidad.
Galería programs are made possible by the generous support of:
The California Arts Council, a state agency; Grants For the Arts - San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture - NALAC Fund for the Arts/Nescafé Clásico; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; San Francisco Arts Commission; San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The James Irvine Foundation; The San Francisco Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation and Galería members.
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