[photos] “Acción Latina” Mini Mural Festival @ SFMOMA // SF

Acción Latina joined SFMOMA this past weekend to kick off the Mini Mural Festival! See beautiful photos below!

Taking inspiration from this historical connection, the Mini Mural Festival invites three local organizations to commission and host artists to paint murals live in the adjacent outdoor corridor. Music, movement, and other activities will complement the live-painting experiences.

Saturday, July 31–Sunday, Aug 1, 2021
11 a.m.–4 p.m. [outdoors].
Howard Street Entrance outdoor corridor
(between Howard and Natoma Streets).

 

Chulita Vinyl Club will perform. See schedule below.

 

See photos:

 

Schedule:

Saturday, July 31
11 a.m.–4 p.m. DJ Agana and Josué Rojas, live mural painting
Noon–4 p.m. Chulita Vinyl Club, DJ set (soul and oldies) –>photo above.
2–2:30 p.m. Grupo Jaranero Yucatán, Yucatecan Jarana dance and music performance

Sunday, August 1
11 a.m.–4 p.m. DJ Agana and Josué Rojas, live mural painting
Noon–4 p.m. DJ Leydis, DJ set (reggaeton, Cuban timba, various Afro-Caribbean genres)
3–3:30 p.m. Batuci, Brazilian samba music and dance performance

 

About:

Join Acción Latina at SFMOMA this weekend as we kick off the Mini Mural Festival! You’ll find us in the corridor adjacent to Diego Rivera’s newly restored mural Pan American Unity, on loan to the museum from City College of San Francisco.

Three partner organizations will each host a festival weekend during which the local artists they’ve commissioned will paint 8’x8’ murals outdoors at SFMOMA. Live music, DJs, and other fun surprises will complement the art experience.

Support visual artist and art vendor Mincho Vega and come ready to get your Acción Latina hoodies and T-shirts!

Watch the artistic process unfold live this summer at the Mini Mural Festival!

Weekend #1 is hosted by Acción Latina, featuring artists DJ Agana and Josué Rojas.

 

About the Artists

Josué Rojas is a Salvadoran American artist, painter, and muralist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A committed visual creator, Rojas’s aesthetic explorations are a combination of modern and classical influences where fine art meets the urban. His inquiries go beyond providing a mere style — rather, they earnestly seek to bring about a vision, a way of seeing the world. Utilizing elements of pop art, poster art, Chicano- and Mexican-heritage murals, classical painting and drawing, and even digital art/collage, Rojas’s visual work wields the power of the tension within diverse modes of mark making.

DJ Agana is an internationally acclaimed multi-dimensional contemporary artist converging traditional large-scale murals and contemporary street art by painting prolific imagery as calls to action encompassing black liberation, women’s empowerment, and environmental and racial justice issues.

About Acción Latina

Acción Latina builds healthy and empowered Latinx communities in the San Francisco Bay Area through cultural arts, community media, and civic engagement. We document and celebrate the diverse cultural history of Latinx communities by publishing the award-winning bilingual newspaper El Tecolote and producing rich cultural arts programs such as the annual social justice concert Encuentro del Canto Popular, the community-curated arts experience Paseo Artístico, and the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery.