The Solo Mujeres Exhibition at Mission Cultural Center opens on March 2nd, running through March 27th (right in time for Women's History Month).
The Opening Reception is Wednesday March 3rd from 6-9:30pm
A little about this two-part show: 1) Aesthetics for Renewed Independence Group exhibition, curated by Aide Rodriguez is in the Main Gallery
“Two Four looks at four decades of Latina culture through collected photographs and ephemera from the archive of life long 24th Street/Mission resident Sandy Cuadra as well as through preserved archival footage of the neighborhood from the 70s and 80s collected by Veronica Majano and the Mission Film Archive”. - Clare Haggarty (curator)
“Two-Four Home Girls, Circa 1980”
The Tiny Locas, "You and I" dances, and the Low-rider cars represented rites of passage and the social scene for teenage girls in the early 1980's in the 24th Street Mission neighborhood. The exhibition features photographs by Sandy Cuadra- a former Tiny Loca who has lived in the Mission for over 30 years- memories of dancing, cars, parties in the park, and tight friendships. In addition, footage from the Mission Film Archive (thanks to filmmaker Vero Majano) further activates the world of Low-riders and the "You and I" dances. Vintage posters to promote those dances, made by Mitchell Salazar, also hang in the gallery, and complete this nostalgic look into a particular period in the Mission that speaks to the former teenager in all of us.