Andrea Burnett PR
WHAT: Book Launch for Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural
WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12.30-3.30 p.m.
WHERE: San Francisco Women’s Building, 3543 18th. St., San Francisco, CA 94110
DETAILS: Please join the creators and artists of Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural at the historic Women’s Building in the San Francisco Mission District. All seven muralists who created the iconic mural on the building’s facade will be present for book signing. Poet Leticia Hernández will perform. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Gracias Madre Restaurant.
This event is co-sponsored by San Francisco Heritage.
2019 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women’s accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices. This beautiful book allows readers to take an extended tour of the mural, revealing intricacies and nuances that may go unnoticed from a street-level view. Angela Davis’s foreword provides a rich history of the mural and the seven artists who collaboratively executed the work―a collective of women, itself a rarity in muralist tradition. Maestrapeace, the book, enriches readers’ appreciation for the groundbreaking mural, and it makes this deep sense of place accessible to viewers across the globe.
Images and interviews available upon request.