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Going to the source: Precita Eyes
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Written by Mike Carrick   
Sunday, 21 March 2010 20:54

The fact that San Francisco has the world's finest street art is due in no small part to the work of the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Association.

Precita Eyes Muralists Association is a community-based non-profit muralist and arts education group located in the the Mission District of San Francisco, California, founded in 1977 by Susan and Luis Cervantes.

Precita Eyes Muralists is one of only a handful of mural arts organizations in the United States. It maintains two centers. The original Mural Arts Center at 348 Precita Avenue which is used primarily by the education program to house all toddler, kids and youth classes. The Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center at 2981 24th Street that conducts mural tours, has a small art supply and mural merchandise store, is used as a gallery space, a space for workshops for adults to plan and design mural art, a space to work on mosaics and portable murals and contains some of Precita Eyes Muralists’ Offices.

Check this fabulous book about San Francisco's vibrant muralist scene, available at their storefront !

The Mission District is a hot spot for street art, the largest concentration in the world of public painting that embodies activism, culture, passion, and desire for social change.

Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, edited by Annice Jacoby [Abrams; June 2009; hardcover] showcases these vibrant works in hundreds of color photographs, with in-depth commentary by the artists who produced them and Mission-savvy writers including a foreword by Grammy Award Winner Carlos Santana.

Birthed in the early 1970s, a provocative new street art scene transformed San Francisco’s legendary MissionDistrict into an art epicenter that crosses popular culture, fine art and political audiences. “Mission Muralismo,” is an ever-growing movement of accomplished street art combining elements of Mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and guerilla graffiti that has catapulted many San Francisco artists into the international spotlight.

Featuring over 500 full-color photographs and 30 essays, including artists R. Crumb, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Barry McGee (TWIST), Rigo, and Spain Rodriguez, Street Art San Francisco comprehensively exposes more than three decades of this expansive and vibrant public art movement.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 March 2010 21:27
It's UP !
News - Latest
Written by Mike Carrick   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 01:50

No disk space here.
I have to put stuff up on the Tube.

 See the site.

Somewhere around the third upload it snagged the Talking Heads song on one video for copyright violation.

So ...
You'll hear interesting and eclectic music off the web and I'll try to use CopyLeft songs with the proper attribution. I'm shooting for one release a week. (travel permitting)


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:09
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