Location of all Manilatown Events and Exhibits:
International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street @ Jackson Street
San Francisco CA 94108 | 415-399-9580
Gallery hours:1PM - 6PM, Tuesday - Saturday
All events are FREE unless otherwise indicated (donations are always welcome)
New Paintings by Jose Aggari
Apr 13 to May 31
Gallery hours: 1pm to 6pm Tuesday - Saturday
Apr 13th, 6pm-10pm
with live entertainment and special guests. Live jazz music from "The Standard Deviants" and kulintang performance by member of DIWA
Artists' Talk and Open Mic
May 11th, 6pm
More details to come
Dissecting Nature is a solo exhibit featuring artist Jose Aggari and his Mission Beacon students. The exhibit runs from April 13th, 2013 to May 31st, 2013.
About Dissecting Nature
“Beginning from a focal point, nothingness comes into my mind. Radiating in different configurations a cycle begins and I am alone at that moment. The essence of creativity evolves from the extension of the palette knife and stretching across my wooden canvas.”
Aggari's artwork focuses on the relationship between man and nature by incorporating both architectural and natural elements into his paintings. He begins by applying thick layers of paint to the wood and then with spontaneous strokes with a palette knife slices through the canvas creating complete overlapping shapes and forms. The concept of struggle for survival is a familiar theme in his work.
Aggari's primary concern, however is the aesthetic. His paintings possess an intricate, narrative quality when viewed at close range, but at a farther range more abstract and expressionistic.
Aggari's work is a challenge to the analytical and a treat for the beauty seeker. He discovered his passion for art and music as a child, while growing up in the Philippines. He came from a family of artists. He is accomplished in painting, sculpture and architecture. He is also a gifted percussionist and saxophonist. Aggari immigrated to Chicago at the age of 13, studied art and architecture at Wright College and the University of Illinois.
Sales of the Dissecting Nature art works will beneft Manilatown Heritage Foundation's programming. Contact Jose Aggari at 415-913-9415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Discover the mystery of San Francisco's forgotten neighborhood, Manilatown. Witness the merging of time, the past to the present history of San Francisco's International Hotel. Visit a Filipino arts and culture center in San Francisco. Share in the history of San Francisco's "rich" history.
Manilatown Heritage Foundation offers tours for K-12 students, college, adults, and everyone. Bring your class, student group, organization, club and friends to experience the complex history of Manilatown and the International Hotel. $5 donation per person.
Drop-in tours now offered:
Every Friday, 3pm-6pm.*
*Final tour of the day: 5:00 p.m.
Schedule a tour today! How? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on scheduling your visit.
Join us at our monthly community programs that focus on arts and culture, history, and social and economic justice. We have community forums, panel discussions, art exhibits, book launches, film screenings, and more. Our annual programs:
1. I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration: an event that remembers the people and the struggle to save the International Hotel
2. Komiks Expo: a dedication to emerging and established artists in comic book, cartoon, and graphic novel media
3. LaborFest: remembering the struggle of labor, unions, and people in history from from farm workers to veteranos.
Check out our upcoming events and keep up with what we've been doing on our facebook page and on our electronic newsletter. Sign up today!
Markerless Motion Capture
Workshop: Animation. Learn the process of motion capture, no sensor suit required! Easier 3D Character Animation.
Beginner mahjong lessons for all ages. Learn the basics, have fun, compete with friendly people and participate in the upcoming mahjong tournament.
Next session: Sunday, April 21st, 3pm
Senior Legal Clinics
Free legal clinics for seniors (60 or above), Do you have legal questions? Consultation and referrals provided on housing, public benefits, immigration, and other issues related to seniors. Every 1st Thursday of every month from 10am to 12pm. No appointment needed. Just walk-in and sign up at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94108.
Clinics are provided by Manilatown Heritage Foundation and the Asian Law Caucus.
For more information, call 415-896-1701.
DVD Available now!
A Serving of Love: The Passion of Bill Sorro
Documentary by RJ Lozada
Labor and community activist, Bill Sorro, tirelessly dedicated his life to achieving social and economic justice for tradtionally underrepresented communities. His passion, humor, humility inspired people of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life. A Serving of Love: The Passion of Bill Sorro is an assemblage of interviews, photos, home videos, journal entries, poetry. The film is an attempt for the Manilatown Heritage Foundation to begin the process of documenting this generation's manongs and manangs, their lives are road maps for generations to follow and journey with. This film is by no means a definitive narrative on Bill. Much like Bill's life this film is usassuming, humble, and even uncomplainingly strained in its production, its exposition, and its presentation. Yet, it dances. What the film intends to do, and much like Bill, is leave you with a sentiment - that as bleak and dark as this world may seem, sometimes all people need in this world, and life, is to give a little love.
I think Bill epitomizes the Che Guevera statement, "At the risk of sounding ridiculous, a revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love." He's really like that-you always feel the love for him, regardless of what he's doing, what's happening to him. -Estella Habal, Professor at San Jose State University
From the days of the International Hotel to the days of Mission SRO Collaborative, an innovative program, which Bill helped start and continues to this day, Bill has taken to heart the politics and the struggle for real liberation of folks who are forced to live in the last stock of affordable housing that's available to people. -Eric Quezada, Executive Director of Dolores Street Community Services.
Available now! $20.
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