I was asked to create a large “installation” painting for an event that Mica Valdez is curating at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. I am currently working on a large banner which I feel will help move the conversation of “black and brown visions” to a broader and more effective one that centers around multiracial organizing and solidarity and a trajectory toward justice. I am using a quote from Assata Shakur as the center piece to the banner. I will be sure to post photos of the piece and event soon.
Macha Femme Productions and Galeria de la Raza presents


Black and Brown Visions

Saturday, Jan. 12, 7-10pm

@Galeria de la Raza

2857 24th Street @ Bryant in San Francisco
A community-building event for all that will address
issues concerning our Black and Brown communities and
include live painting, graffiti slide shows, artist
vendors, poetry, song, and hip-hop performances.
$10 (with a donation to a youth center in the Bayview)
$15 (without a donation)


Special Appearances by
Vision (San Diego) www.myspace.com/visioncomplex
Miki Vale (San Diego) www.myspace.com/mikivale
and Oakland’s own Mystic www.myspace.com/thatgirlmystic

Guest MC: Sake One

Live painting by
Octavio de la Paz, Kristina Lovato-Hermann, and
Joseph Greco

Installation painting by Melanie Cervantes

Graffiti slide shows by Refa One “The Legendary
80’s” (Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society) and Janet

Live painting by Octavio de la Paz & more

flier by Sven7 www.myspace.com/antp7

Donations needed for Peer Resource Center
(high school age youth)

Technology Equipment
1. fax machine
2. color printer
3. overhead projector
4. digital camera
5. video camera
6. stereo
7. karaoke machine
8. computer
9. scanner
10. flash drive

Art Supplies
1. paint brushes
2. acrylic paints, palettes
3. easels
4. canvases
5. spray paints for mural
6. magazines

Office supplies
1. lined paper/Xerox paper/ color paper
2. ink jet cartridges
3. dry erase markers
4. clipboards
5. binders, file folders, envelopes
6. journals
7. pens, pencils
8. markers, scissors, staple removers
9. poster boards/display boards
10. tape, glue sticks
11. calculators

Other Supplies
1. hot plates, cookware
2. paper plates and cups
3. herbal teas
4. nutritious food (canned or perishable),
5. yoga mats
6. karaoke cds
7. board games, cards
8. musical instruments

Galeria de la Raza, tel. (415) 826-8009