Mission Voices Summer 2006: Rise Up! Levantate!
Now in its 11th year, Mission Voices Summer 2006 is organized by Southern Exposure's Artists in Education Program in collaboration with CELLspace/ Mission Urban Arts after school program, the Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club, Horizons Unlimited, and the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Experiment in Diversity Program. This summer, lead artists include photographer Emilio Bañuelos, printmaker Marcela Flórez Rodríguez, and local visual artist and educator, Mira Michelle.
RISE UP! LEVANTATE! is a participatory exhibition project by youth using art to create an environment where they are able to define how they want to be seen and heard. Mission Voices Summer youth, lead artists and artist interns use photography, sculpture, and printmaking to create representations of their lives and experiences in the Mission District. Rising above their accepted notions of the world, the work they create attempts to challenge cultural and social barriers, break stereotypes, examine political and social movements, and develop tools to accept diverse points of view as a means of building a more diverse and inclusive society
Participants in Mission Voices 2006:
Mission Urban Arts/Horizons Unlimited Participants
Raul Antoni Hernandez
Jesse Antonio Veigara
CELLSpace / Mission Urban Arts Staff
Horizons Unlimited / Mission Urban Arts Staff
Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club Participants
Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club Staff
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House/Experiment in Diversity Participants
Lay – Lay Logan
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Staff