Force of Nature

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Soil Painting © Waway Saway
Force of Nature

233 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
May 16th, 2013 - June 10th, 2013
Opening: May 16th, 2013 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Fri 11-3;Sat 12-6
jc carlston, Paolo Salazar, kularts, Lower Branch, mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, performance, conceptual, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional


Force of Nature Exhibition
Paint with Soil, Live Demo, and Reception with Waway Saway
Thursday | May 16, 2013

12-5 pm: Soil Painting Demo – Bring your own dirt!
6-10 pm: Reception

Lower Branch Gallery
233 Eddy @ Taylor, San Francisco


May's select group of Super Star Artists is a Force to be reckoned with.

Tribal Leader Waway Saway leads a live art demo of Talaandig soil painting techniques. He has been leading a revival of this tribal technique in his homeland. He joins us in San Francisco with paintings created by tribe members, and will show us how it’s done. Bring your own dirt to contribute to this on-site artwork!

Reception features lechon, and live music by Power Struggle and Dirty Boots

Full List of Artists in the Exhibition:
Waway Saway
James gaNyan Garcia
Basic Lee
Cece Carpio
Little Honey Vee
Christian Cabuay
Cat Lagman
Robin David
Tasi Alabastro
Camille Espiritu
Stephanie Lucas
Natalye Valentina
Paolo Salazar
Alexander Suelto
Christian Lloyd R. Estao
Marcelino P. Necosia, Jr.
Salima Saway Agraan
Raul S. Bendit
Renjielou Salem
Nino Dave Sinto Tescon

For those driving, there is a flat rate $8 parking garage next door to the gallery so you are set. For those taking Bart exit powell street and foot it. Exit in the plaza Powell and 5th st. that will run you into Eddy. 2 blocks up Eddy and you are there.

More info on Soil Painting:

The Talaandig, an indigenous people of Bukidnon, create soil paintings with the earth of their tribal lands, bound to the canvas using white glue. Created in the soothing tones of browns, reds, and grays of the soil, the subject matter also reflects tribal beliefs, practices, and their close association with the land. All sales of soil paintings benefit the Talaandig painters and tribe.

Soil painting is promoted as an artistic and creative medium for cultural awareness, education and preservation of indigenous cultural heritage of the Talaandig People and other tribes of Mindanao. Based on principles of self-governance, self-reliance, and cultural sovereignty, the project uses soil painting as a medium for peace campaign and advocacy in Mindanao and around it.

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