Residency: Susan Cervantes and Precita Eyes

Artist Residency

Residency: Susan Cervantes and Precita Eyes

Sun, Sep 25, 2016-Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Artist Residency Sun, Sep 25, 2016-Wed, Oct 12, 2016

latinoculturalcenterWe are honored to host a residency with Bay Area muralist Susan Cervantes and members of Precita Eyes. During the two-week residency Susan and a team of muralists from Precita Eyes will work with Northeastern students to design & paint a mural for the Northeastern Latino/a Student Cultural Center at 104 Forsyth St.

We would love for you to contribute to the mural’s vision. We invite you, student groups, and interested classes to lend a hand in painting this exciting mural. Sign-up to help paint!

Susan Kelk Cervantes has been a community artist for 47 years and is responsible for more than 400 murals. Influenced by the Mujeres Muralistas, the collaborative group of women muralists working in the 1970 in the Bay Area, Cervantes has developed an inclusive process for community-directed mural making, which she described as “  mural is a bridge to the community. The artists communicate with the people; meetings are held to discuss the issues. The result is a reflection, a mirror of that community.”

Precita Eyes Muralists was established in 1977 by Susan and Luis Cervantes in San Francisco, CA. One of only three community mural centers in the United States, Precita Eyes sponsors and implements ongoing mural projects throughout the Bay Area and internationally. In addition, it has a direct impact on arts education in the San Francisco Mission District by offering four weekly art classes for children and youth (18 months through 19 years) and other classes for adults. “We believe that through the various processes of creating public art, youth develop as artists and gain confidence in their ability to have a voice in the cultural life and the positive transformation of their city.”

This artist residency is a student-led initiative by two LaCLA Scholars in collaboration with the LSCC, Northeastern Center for the Arts, Northeastern Public Art Initiative, and Los Huskies Student Group Coalition.

Students working on Precita Eyes Mural