June 6 MAPP Online: “We are Present”
Saturday at 7 PM – 10 PM
Online Event: https://www.facebook.com/RedPoppyArtHouse
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020 (Online Program)
11 am-12:15 pm Online Workshop: The Art of Japanese Book Making by Adele Shaw
7-10 pm Performances
Admission: Free (donations welcome)
Curator: Dina Zarif
This event will be streamed live through the Red Poppy Art House’s main Facebook page at
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MAPP “Mission Arts Performance Project”
Full program information at
“We are Present”
Workshop Introduction by Reneé Baldocchi
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Online Workshop: The Art of Japanese Book Making by Adele Shaw
Workshop by Visual Artist Adele Louise Shaw
Meet and greet with Artists by Curator Dina Zarif
“Sergiu Popa” A musical journey from Moldova, Romania, through the Balkans & beyond
Sergiu Popa – Accordion
“Diana Gameros, Songs of Light and Movement”
Mexican songstress performs a musical set on guitar, accompanied by dancer Stephanie Sherman
Diana Gameros– Vocal & Guitar
Stephanie Sherman – Dance
Flamenco, Arabic & Jewish Music & Stories
Asaf Ophir – woodwinds & vocals
Faisal Zedan – percussion & vocals
Josh Mellinger – percussion
David McLean – flamenco guitar
“Gypsy Jazz Night”
Javi Jiménez – guitar
Ross Howe – guitar
Launched in 2003, the MAPP Mission Arts Performance Project is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco. On the first Saturday of every even month of the year, the MAPP transforms ordinary spaces, such as private garages, gardens, living rooms, studios, street corners, and small businesses into pop-up performance and exhibition sites for a day/night of intimate-scale artistic and cultural exchange among a kaleidoscope of individuals and communities.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
“The Art of Japanese Book Making”
by Visual Artist Adele Shaw
In this Zoom workshop, you will learn how to bind your own book. The patterns are reusable countless times and can lead to binding paper, or other matter, into unique collections that are an enduring legacy for yourself, or a gift.
Making hand-bound books: build community, chronicle these unprecedented times to create durable historical records. These days/weeks/months are so very different from ever before. Binding books is a great way to chronicle the experience and meaning of these times. Books facilitate journaling, drawing, sketching, haikus or poems, and the recording of events. Uniquely personal; handmade books are a great way to maintain our roots during these extraordinary times and to share and document our experience.
Handmade books facilitate nearly any type of expression. Whether you’re a writer, reader, visual artist, collage artists or just like to feel the spark of putting pen to paper, hand-bound books embrace countless uses, needs, and mediums.
Adele Louise Shaw was inspired by her grandmother’s oil paints when she was six years old. She knew since then that art would allow her to best express herself. In 1989 she received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and went further with artistic studies in Italy, Thailand, Japan, New York, Vermont, California, most recently in Mexico. Adele’s work is influenced by her spiritual practices, music, and the powers of nature. More info at shorturl.at/deqUY
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES:
Sergiu Popa, originally from Moldova, has become an important part of Montreal’s active world music scene since his arrival in 2002. A Conservatory-trained virtuoso accordionist from a Roma family dynasty of musicians, he is a specialist in traditional music from across the region of Eastern Europe, including folk, Roma (gypsy), and Klezmer styles. Sergiu also, however, has an exceptional capability to absorb a wide variety of influences from the worlds of jazz, Latin, and Middle-eastern music, bringing a fresh perspective and inspired improvisations to every performance. Sergiu is also a sought-after teacher of accordion, having taught privately to pupils of all ages and levels, as part-time faculty at Concordia University, Cégep de Drummondville, and offering workshops at camps such as CAMMAC Music Centre, KlezKanada (both in Quebec), Django in June (Massachusetts) Cotati Accordion Festival (California) and the EEFC’s Balkan Camp (New York).
« Diana Gameros »
If difficult times call for extraordinary voices, Berkeley singer-songwriter Diana Gameros is the woman for the hour. The Mexican-born songstress draws on her long experience without papers to explore the plight of border crossers of all stripes, bringing luminous humanity to a topic defined by searing heat rather than light. Her albums, Eterno Retorno, and Arrullo are an artistic triumph for these dark times. Gameros has shared the stage with the San Francisco Symphony, Taylor Mac, Bebel Gilberto, Natalia Lafourcade, and her songs and story have been featured on Billboard, Mother Jones, NPR, and PBS, to name a few.
« Stephanie Sherman »
is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, teacher, and bilingual poet with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. From 2018-2019, she received a Fulbright Postdoctoral fellowship to explore the intersections of gender, blindness and embodied movement at the Centro Universitario de Teatro of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexicana and with Teatro Ciego in Mexico City. In 2006, she received a Fulbright scholarship to choreograph dance-theater in Ecuador, and in 2007, she won the National Performance Network’s Red Latinoamericana’s choreographic residency in Ecuador. She has been faculty at Mexico’s prestigious Academia de la Danza Mexicana of its National Institute of Fine Arts as well as visiting professor at the renowned Universidad de las Américas Puebla.
« Levoná Ensemble »
Flamenco, Arabic & Jewish Music & Stories
Combining flamenco guitar, ethnic percussion, klezmer clarinet, and folk songs from the Middle East, Levoná Ensemble follows melodies and styles that traveled from one side of the ancient world to the other, bringing them together to explore new possibilities. This celebration of sounds is intermingled with storytelling, drawing from folk traditions as well as original stories.
« Gypsy Jazz »
Javi Jiménez & Ross Howe
Javi Jiménez, a Spanish guitarist based in San Francisco Bay Area presents a night of gypsy jazz along with Ross Howe celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club of Paris. Javi and Ross have been playing gypsy jazz together for over 5 years. Their style is very open and often incorporates Latin or flamenco style influences while always maintaining the jazz concept of improvisation.