COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS & COLLABORATIONS
Clarion Alley Mural Project regularly hosts community events to celebrate new CAMP murals by artists who share CAMP’s vision for social and economic justice. These works are often created in conjunction with community-based organizations partnering with CAMP to provide a platform in support of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. CAMP also collaborates with community organizations to host events and performances.
Community Gatherings, Celebrations and Events in 2022 included:
On Saturday, May 28, 2022 in collaboration with SOMCAN, SoMa Pilipinas, and the African American Arts & Cultural District, CAMP hosted a celebration for Claire Amable’s and Lorenzo Tamayo-Lee’s new mural Frisco Rise featuring:
Welcome by Kyoko Sato
Land Acknowledgement by Marina and Elaine
words by Kyoko Sato
words by Lian Ladia
words by Claire Amable
words by Eleanore Fernandez, Manilatown Heritage Foundation
words by Ramon Bonifacio, South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)
performance by Darren Garza from Parangal Dance Company
words by Coach Lilla, director of Feline Finesse and representing San Francisco African American Arts & Cultural District
performance by Feline Finesse
words by Mr. Tim, United Playaz
performance by Mavy-E, SoMa Pilipinas
Live silk screen printing by the San Francisco Poster Syndicate
Food by Irma’s Pampanga
Community Solidarity All!
Myth of 4
Myth of 4, a Zamin Project founded by Shaghayegh Cyrous, and, presented by Clarion Alley Mural Project in collaboration with Central Stage, Artists’ Television Access (ATA), the David Ireland House, and Hamzianpour & Kia Gallery in Los Angeles showcased new videos and performances by ten Iranian artists based in the Bay Area, and video by ten additional artists from the SWANA diaspora. Myth of 4 reimagines and recreates our present and future. The participating artists redefined their imaginary worlds, inspired by the four elements, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. The theme of Afsaneye 4/ Myth of 4 blossomed out of a series of conversations between the participating artists in the project.
On November 12, 2022, Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) in collaboration with CCA Center for Art and Public Life, ARTogether, Diaspora Arts Connection, and the SF Poster Syndicate presented Women! Life! Freedom! The Wind in My Hair, showcasing art performances, music, murals, and poetry by Iranian artists and allies in the Bay Area and beyond, standing in solidarity with Iranian women and to call for the end of oppression by the state of Iran. Deep respect and honor for those who have put and are putting their lives on the line in the name of women’s/human rights and the end to the treatment of women as second class citizens!