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[exhibit] Opening Reception! Straight De La Misión // San Bruno

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - October 21 @ 4:00 pm


“Straight De La Misión”….. A reflection of life and culture in the barrio.

  • Carlos is struggling with cancer and needs your support now more than ever.
  • All sales of his paintings and prints will go toward his medical expenses.

Exhibit ends August 31st.
SIY Gallery Showroom
1150 El Camino Real, Suite 247
@ Tanforan Mall in San Bruno.

Featuring canvas paintings and portable murals, “Straight De La Misión”….. A reflection of life and culture in the barrio.

Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez, a long-time community artist who has dedicated his life to uplifting others through his empowering art murals and paintings that portray our Latino and Filipino history.


Opening reception!

Sunday August 21st from 1pm to 4pm.

Featuring his band “Mambo Street”…. Latin Soul, Salsa & Oldies.


Video interview:




Amazing art!


About artist:


AKA: “Kookie” Family man, Muralist, Congero, retired Probation Officer, Grateful & blessed.

Gonzalez attended SF State from 1983 to 1991, where he was a member of La Raza students. With the organization, he said he protested for multiple causes including solidarity in El Salvador and fighting for migrant farm workers.

The La Raza students even initiated a sit-in inside former University President Chia-Wei Woo’s office, but Gonzalez said all of this would not have happened if it were not for a childhood friend steering him in the right direction.

Gonzalez said growing up, he would constantly get into trouble. He was a member of his neighborhood crew, the Leño Parque Locos. Gonzalez said that during his time with the gang, he was sent to Juvenile Hall, where he was sentenced to community service. As his punishment, he was required to work with muralists and he quickly fell in love with the craft, he said.”

Explore Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez’s Murals and Art, in our beautifully designed atelier showroom at the Tanforan mall suite 247.


See some of his exhibit photos below!



August 21 @ 1:00 pm
October 21 @ 4:00 pm
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