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portolART: More Art In The Portola This Saturday!

Book & Wheel Works

See, I told you we have an art scene here in the Portola.  In addition to the Grand Opening of our first gallery space Saturday, Book & Wheel Works is hosting an event with the Moving Art House at the Portola Branch library.  Fear not, you can make both events as this will go from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the gallery is from noon to 5 p.m.

So what exactly is Moving Art House and what can we expect Saturday night?  I’ll let Kate & Oscar do the explaining:


The Moving Art House exhibition at the Portola Branch Library continues artists Kate Connell and Oscar Melara’s (Book and Wheel Works) work to build a vibrant cultural life together with their community in southeast San Francisco. They’ve created Moving Art House, a mobile cultural space with The Mexican Bus. From July through September 2015, the Moving Art House project staged 3 events in the Portola District: Book Mo/Biblio Guagua with the Portola Library, featuring visual artists Juan Fuentes, Emory Douglas, among others, poet Jessie Whiley and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía. The Nite Life event celebrated the music of southeast San Francisco with live music and music history talks at The El Toro Nightclub on San Bruno Avenue. 5.5 Mile Road House, a touring Game House traveled to the vistas of McLaren Park where artists pointed to creative projects in the southeast. Come see the photographs of Sibila Savage which document the Moving Art House project. Enjoy fresh art and draw your ideas in the Talking Book! Join in! Celebrate Moving Art House and Martin Luther King’s birthday with music, food, and art on Saturday, January 16th, from 4:30-8:00, at the Portola Branch Library! Sunup to sundown, art is all around!

Here are all the important details and a schedule of events:

Celebrate the arts of southeast San Francisco!

January 16, 2016
Portola Library
380 Goettingen @ Bacon St.

Come hear live poetry, live music, see fresh art, write in the Talking Book, enjoy delicious snacks.

See photographs of the Moving Art House project
View the new short film by Gustavo Vazquez with all the beauty and locura of the Moving Art House events.

4:30-6:00 San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band, Shura Taylor on the guzheng

6-8:00 Dr. José Cuellar, Adeyemi Demetrius & Billy Lo and The Moving Art House movie!

If you are free, we would love to have you!

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680756302165178/

Moving Art House website: movingarthouse.org

For more information contact Kate and Oscar at [email protected]

Moving Art House is a project of Book and Wheel Works/Artists Kate Connell and Oscar Melara

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