Sun 6/12 - Sun 7/31
Digital Mural by Gabriel García Román
In Queer Icons, Gabriel García Román's most recent body of work, he seeks to aggrandize the image of many in the Queer/Trans communities of Color through a personal and introspective series of photographic and mixed-media works. The subjects in the series are drawn from many facets of the gender and queer spectrum, and these images give visibility to a population that’s generally under-represented in the art world.
Mon 7/18 - Thu 8/18
Galería de la Raza Lease Negotiation
Galería de la Raza would like to clarify some points about our lease negotiation that have been in the press and social media recently. We understand that articles written about the lease situation may have been confusing and alarming and for that we apologize.
We continue to maintain a positive relationship with our landlord and appreciate the support they have given Galería over the years. We want to be clear that we will continue to operate out of our current historical location. The rental agreement will continue on a month-to-month basis as it has for the past 43 years.
We would like to thank you all for your support and concerns. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to help and commitment to keep Galeria’s mission going. If circumstances change and as updates become available we will keep you all posted through our newsletter, social media channels and email. We invite you to stay connected and we hope you will visit us soon.
Tue 7/19 - Fri 8/19
Statement Regarding La Pocha Nostra
As many of you know, La Pocha Nostra is no longer housed at Galería de la Raza. This transition hasn’t been easy for all the parties involved, and we sincerely apologize for any misunderstandings and perceived disrespect. As of May 2016, La Pocha Nostra has left the space they occupied since 2010, as subtenants of Galería de la Raza.
We recognize the long-time relationship between Galería and La Pocha Nostra. We acknowledge Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s leadership and significant contributions to the arts community and beyond. Galería de la Raza has also served as platform for self-expression and artivism in the Mission District.
In these challenging times in San Francisco, it is imperative for Galería to remain self-sustainable and continue to grow. The organization has undergone several positive changes in the last five years. One of them is the revival of the Studio 24 space, another is the creation of an in-house community print shop and space for art making, open to local artists, and community workshops. The shop will provide a space for artists to produce work, it will serve as a venue for community printmaking workshops, and it will be a source of earned income for the Galería through art sales.
After months of thoughtful consideration, we, the board of directors, decided to have our facilities inhabited strictly by Galería de la Raza’s programs, especially for the in-house community print shop and for that matter, we needed the space used by La Pocha Nostra.
We informed Mr. Gómez-Peña of our decision, engaged in conversations, listened to their concerns, and made every effort to accommodate La Pocha Nostra during this transition. This included forgiving thousands of dollars La Pocha Nostra owed to Galería for back rent, extending the moving period to nine months, and assisting them with labor on the moving date. We offered to connect them with our contacts and other resources to identify a new space, but our offer of assistance was declined.
We regret that we are no longer able to support La Pocha Nostra as a subtenant. The changes in sub-tenancy are not personal, and certainly not an intent to disrespect La Pocha Nostra or any of its members’ important artistic pursuits. We support the direction our current executive director has taken, and we value her vision in keeping Galería as a thriving and sustainable artistic hub.
Mr. Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra will always be appreciated for all of their past contributions to Galería de la Raza and our community. We wish them the best in future endeavors.
Board of Directors and Staff, Galería de la Raza.
San Francisco, California, July 2016.
Sun 7/31 | 6:00 pm
ENCUENTRO DE SON JAROCHO OAKLAND
Book Talk, Film Screening, and Concert
Studio Grand and Galería de la Raza are pleased to bring you Encuentro De Son Jarocho Oakland. With the vision of Esther Cruz and Flora Zulli along with the generous support of the Akonadi Foundaiton’s Beloved Community fund. We will close the month out with a book talk with scholar Alvaro Alcántara López, a screening of director J. Xavier Velasco’s documentary “Medio del Agua"/"In Between Waters," and a concert with Los Vega.
Sunday, July 31, 6:00PM-9:30PM
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance for the Sunday, July 31st book talk, film screening, and concert - $15 Pre-sale/$20 at the door.
Purchase your tickets here
Thu 8/11 | 8:30 pm
"All of Me" Documentary Film Screening and Closing Reception
Film Screening and Art Exhibit at The Roxie & Galería de la Raza
ALL OF ME (Llévate mis Amores)
Film Screening: Thursday, August 11 at Roxie Theater (click for showtimes)
A documentary film by Arturo González Villaseñor
View the official trailer here
Closing Reception: August 11, 2016 at 8:30PM at Galería de la Raza
Art Exhibition: Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Tuesday, Aug 16 at Galería de La Raza
Painting series by Talavera-Ballon inspired by the film
Wed 8/17 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge & Open Mic
LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.