[exhibit] NEW! Straight De La Misión [video] // San Bruno
“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.
July 30th 12 noon to 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.
Saturday, July 30th opening!
1pm to 5pm. Prints for sale and a live painting demonstration.
“Straight De La Misión” Opening this Saturday at noon till 4pm at our new atelier showroom in San Bruno.
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.
Sunday August 21st from 1pm to 3pm reception!
Featuring his band “Mambo Street”…. Latin Soul, Salsa & Oldies.
Cookie Gonzalez will be teaching mural painting workshops in the fall at the AZ Gallery.
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!