[exhibit] Opening Reception! Straight De La Misión // San Bruno
“Straight De La Misión”….. A reflection of life and culture in the barrio.
FIRST SOLO ART EXHIBIT. See his amazing art below!
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.
Exhibit ends August 31st.
SIY Gallery Showroom
1150 El Camino Real, Suite 247
@ Tanforan Mall in San Bruno.
Opening reception on Sunday August 21st from 1pm to 4pm.
Featuring his band “Mambo Street”…. Latin Soul, Salsa & Oldies.
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.