APRIL 6 FROM 4 TO 7 PM
Welcoming Xochiquetzal and Luis and Susan Cervantes Day.
Precita Eyes Muralists invite you to celebrate “The Gift Of Xochiquetzal’, the new sidewalk mosaic located in the entry of the Precita Eyes. The work is inspired by Xochiquetzal, the flower goddess, glyphs and the Aztec symbols Mallinalli (Life) and Tzontemoc (Death).
Designed by Precita Eyes founder Susan Cervantes, and assembled and installed by her son Suaro Cervantes, “Xochiquetzal’s spirit enters our front door, offering the sun and the four directions, the gift of nurturing and blossoming to all Creation.”
The dedication of the new mosaic takes place on April 6, which was proclaimed “Luis and Susan Cervantes Day” in 2005 by then-SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, following the death of Luis Cervantes at age 81.
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PROCLAMATION – City and County of San Francisco
Whereas, San Francisco recognizes the individual achievements of its residents, celebrates their contributions to the community and appreciates their rich legacies of ingenuity, creativity and innovation; and
Whereas, San Francisco owes a debt of gratitude to Susan and Luis Cervantes who established Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center in 1977; more than 20,000 students and tourists have passed through their doors as the starting point for mural tours; and
Whereas, Precita Eyes, a non-profit multipurpose community arts organization, holds the distinction of being one of only three community mural centers in the United States; and
Whereas, with its deep rooted community ties, Precita Eyes has added to the beauty, culture and economic vibrancy of the Mission, while at the same time encouraging community residents to embrace all forms of artistic expression; and
Whereas, Precita Eyes offers mual and art classes for children and youth that enable them to develop their individuality and confidence through creative activities and to experience unifying, positive social interaction through collaboration; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, on the occasion of Precita Eyes’ A Celebration of Community Mural Art, do hereby proclaim April 6, 2005 as…
SUSAN AND LUIS CERVANTES DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO!
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the Seal of the City
and County of San Francisco to be affixed.
— Gavin Newsom, Mayor