In Outer Space: A Cultural Time Capsule (includes Lorraine's drawing "Natural History"
May
2
to Jun 8

In Outer Space: A Cultural Time Capsule (includes Lorraine's drawing "Natural History"


District 9, SF Supervisor Hillary Ronen Offices
City Hall, Room 279, San Francisco, CA
With Music by DJ Femme Papi
Exhibition Dates: May 2 - Aug. 8, 2019 - (Opening Reception May 1st, 4:30 pm)

Group Exhibition: (includes Lorraine García-Nakata drawing, “Natural History,” Charcoal, 7 ft x 7 ft, 2015)

In Outer Space celebrates Galería de la Raza’s cultural legacy witnessed at the historic 24th Street site. For 48 years, Galería’s home was our “Mother Board” a place of infinite creativity where risk taking cultural endeavors formed new frontiers and defined Xicanx/Latinx aesthetics locally, nationally and abroad. Astrophysicist believe that the universe is a held together by a substance known as “dark matter” – it cannot be seen and yet it comprises the majority of the universe. This exhibition is a cultural time capsule that offers a study of what we call our “dark matter” – the stu that has held and defined Galería’s community. Featured in this cultural capsule include works from our archive and represents the magic, ritual and reclaiming of historical memory.

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Lorraine's "Children's Stories for Adults" Book Release SF!
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Lorraine's "Children's Stories for Adults" Book Release SF!

Join us for an intimate reading and discussion with author, artist and cultural worker Lorraine Garcia-Nakata at Galería de la Raza, one of San Francisco’s iconic arts and cultural organizations. Lorraine will read excerpts from her book and will also include two other SF literary artists who will read excerpts from her newly published work: “Children’s Stories for Adults.”

Appetizers and beverages will be provided during the book sale and book signing segment of the program. Looking forward to seeing you!

Book Description
Children’s Stories for Adults

Children’s Stories for Adults is a collection of poems celebrating the literary voice of Lorraine García-Nakata. Her poems are personal, celebrating her childhood along with present day friends and a civil rights icon. Yet, they give credence to a larger truth regarding the wisdom learned by children as they navigate the love and trauma of their experiences. Her poems validate the importance of memory; of a child’s ability to perceive and process deep truths and being able to draw on these truths as guiding principles much later in life. With her gift of crafting words into poems, Garcia-Nakata honors the key persons and experiences that helped shape her. More importantly, Children’s Stories for Adults utilizes words to conjure vivid visions of an innate strength borne out of listening to youthful inner voices.

García-Nakata is one in a long line of writers who have chosen poetry to express their personal creativity and to delve into deeper truths. A noted visual artist and founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), Lorraine Garcia-Nakata is also musician and writer..––Terezita Romo, Historian & Curator

About the RCAF: The Royal Chicano Air Force produced major works of visual art, poetry, prose, music, and performance during the second half of the twentieth century and first decades of the twenty-first. Materializing in Sacramento, California, in 1969 and established between 1970 and 1972, the RCAF helped redefine the meaning of artistic production and artwork to include community engagement projects such as breakfast programs, community art classes, and political and labor activism. The collective's work has contributed significantly both to Chicano/a civil rights activism and to Chicano/a art history, literature, and culture.––Dr. Ella Maria Díaz

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Feb
9
to Feb 28

Corazon: Royal Chicano Air Force-Celebrating 49 years



Corazon : RCAF Exhibition Flyer 2019

Corazon: RCAF Exhibition Flyer 2019


Exhibit Opening Reception: February 9, 2019, 6-9 pm

Participating Artists: Rudy O. Cuellar, Lorraine García-Nakata, Mara Lea Brown, Melanie Cervantes, Antonio Rivera, Craig Martinez, Gema Xóchitl, Louie “The Foot” Gonzalez, Stan Padilla, Max García, Enrique Ortiz Villegas, Perla Xilitla Cuellar.

García-Nakata is one in a long line of writers who have chosen poetry to express their personal creativity and to delve into deeper truths. A noted visual artist and founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), Lorraine Garcia-Nakata is also musician and writer..––Terezita Romo, Historian & Curator

 

About the RCAF:  The Royal Chicano Air Force produced major works of visual art, poetry, prose, music, and performance during the second half of the twentieth century and first decades of the twenty-first. Materializing in Sacramento, California, in 1969 and established between 1970 and 1972, the RCAF helped redefine the meaning of artistic production and artwork to include community engagement projects such as breakfast programs, community art classes, and political and labor activism. The collective's work has contributed significantly both to Chicano/a civil rights activism and to Chicano/a art history, literature, and culture.––Dr. Ella Maria Díaz

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Lorraine's "Children's Stories for Adults" Book Launch!
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Lorraine's "Children's Stories for Adults" Book Launch!

Author, Drawings, and Cover Design: Lorraine García-Nakata copyright: 2019

Author, Drawings, and Cover Design: Lorraine García-Nakata copyright: 2019

Join us for an intimate reading and discussion with author, artist and cultural worker Lorraine Garcia-Nakata in the private home of Greg Early and Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns. Here in a warm salon style setting BRC Publishing and Tarra Lazos Creative will launch Lorraine Garcia-Nakata's "Children's Stories for Adults" Book here in Phoenix, Arizona.

Appetizers and cocktails provided alongside a meet/greet and introduction to Lorraine Garcia-Nakata's body of work including, art/sculpture, music and a lifetime of activism and public policy work in the arts/culture sectors in San Francisco, regionally and nationally.

Space is limited. Event will be closed once capacity is reached. RSVP early.

Book Description
Children’s Stories for Adults

Children’s Stories for Adults is a collection of poems celebrating the literary voice of Lorraine García-Nakata. Her poems are personal, celebrating her childhood along with present day friends and a civil rights icon. Yet, they give credence to a larger truth regarding the wisdom learned by children as they navigate the love and trauma of their experiences. Her poems validate the importance of memory; of a child’s ability to perceive and process deep truths and being able to draw on these truths as guiding principles much later in life. With her gift of crafting words into poems, Garcia-Nakata honors the key persons and experiences that helped shape her. More importantly, Children’s Stories for Adults utilizes words to conjure vivid visions of an innate strength borne out of listening to youthful inner voices.

García-Nakata is one in a long line of writers who have chosen poetry to express their personal creativity and to delve into deeper truths. A noted visual artist and founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), Lorraine Garcia-Nakata is also musician and writer..––Terezita Romo, Historian & Curator

About the RCAF: The Royal Chicano Air Force produced major works of visual art, poetry, prose, music, and performance during the second half of the twentieth century and first decades of the twenty-first. Materializing in Sacramento, California, in 1969 and established between 1970 and 1972, the RCAF helped redefine the meaning of artistic production and artwork to include community engagement projects such as breakfast programs, community art classes, and political and labor activism. The collective's work has contributed significantly both to Chicano/a civil rights activism and to Chicano/a art history, literature, and culture.––Dr. Ella Maria Díaz

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