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Cuban Art Party

San Agustín Farm Map/Guide to Flavors

San Agustín Farm Map/Guide to Flavors

The Portola is full of art and culture. Only a few months back, we had our first pop-up art show and another is already in the works. But if you can’t wait to learn more about our local artists, never fear, this Sunday there is a Cuban art party going down at #1 Burrows St (right off San Bruno Ave).

The party is a fundraiser for the SANcafé art project, which includes a pop-up Café, a publication (map & book) and a small digital library on urban agriculture. The project is part of a larger initiative in Cuba called MAC/SAN (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de San Agustin.) It is a contemporary art platform located on the outskirts of Havana, in a working class neighborhood, very similar to our own sun blessed Portola.

At the party, you’ll be able to view projected images of organic farming taking place in Cuba today plus view the project artwork created by Kate Connell and Oscar Melara. Not limited to just a visual affair, Lauren Elder will also be cooking up some “SANcafé” Cuban cuisine to go with a few drinks that are included with the $15 ticket price. (Under 12s are free!)

Live music will also be featured from El Guajiro, a local traditional Cuban band led by Johnny Escobedo (playing in the video at the bottom of this post).

The party kicks off at 3pm and runs till 6pm. If you wish to attend, please R.S.V.P. via email to kate@bookandwheel.org. If you can’t make it, you can still contribute a donation to the project by writing a check out to *Intersection for the Arts* and sending to Kate and Oscar, 41 Dunsmuir St. San Francisco, CA 94134.

Funds raised will go towards supporting organic food produced within the neighborhood of San Agustin, custom aprons for the cooks, recycled kitchenware, a printed map of San Agustin’s organic farms, that folds into a book, flash drives for a digital “library” and more! The organizers are also asking you to send in your favorite “quick and healthy” recipes to share with the Cubans.

So head on down to the road this Sunday and get a taste of Cuba.

 

 

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