We encourage you to stop by and see Luis at work in the 789
Building, and to sign up for his workshops.
A workshop paying homage to Veterans Day, by creating Memory Books about what this
day of remembrance evokes for you (war, trauma, loss, pride, joy, love and honor).
This session will consist of a lecture about the location of the museum, Hamilton
Air Force Base, the history of the site, the functionality, a connection to historic
figures, and everyday military men and women. The workshop component incorporates
the making of an accordion style memory ‘book’. The book can be filled
with memories/ideas/feelings that are raised by or in response to Veterans Day.
This is an alternative approach to book making that allows deep, special memories
to unfold, or be held in special container/vessel/book. Guests will be asked to
speak a little about their book; the act of sharing the book is a verbal and visual
way to honor and remember. *Please bring photo-copied image(s) of those you would
like to pay respect/homage to; will incorporate images into Memory Books. Participants
take personal memory books home at the end of the session.
The ideas in Luis’s work revolve around themes of memory, place, cultural identity,
social/political strata, mystical, fantastic, and scientific notions. He gathers
imagery and data from different sources - books, magazines, music, and the internet
- before and throughout the process of realizing a piece. A variety of styles of
paper are sometimes used (handmade paper, joss paper, origami paper) to help enhance
line work, create space, or bring in a different quality of light into a piece.
Luis, is fluent in Spanish, and has received his BFA in painting from CCA. He has
been a practicing artist for over fifteen years and has exhibited work in various
venues throughout the Bay Area, including the de Young Museum (Day of the Dead Exhibition),
Mission Cultural Center, 111 Minna, SOMARTS, and Galeria de la Raza).
November 13, Registration fee: $15; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor.
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