People in the Arts

Peruvian painter’s latest exhibit a tribute to Central American migrants

Julia, the rabbit from Peru, hops around the garage converted art-studio that is her home.…

New group art exposition embraces Frisco’s funky side

Historically known as a refuge for bohemians, San Francisco has welcomed those who’ve veered off…

Charo uses stage to share message of hope after husband’s suicide

Newer generations may not be as familiar with her, but Charo—the Spanish performer, guitarist and…

San Francisco poet laureate wants to write a better narrative for her city

Kim Shuck wears many hats as San Francisco’s seventh poet laureate, figuratively but also literally;…

German Latina helps refugee women find healing through Chilean tradition

For nearly 23 years, Chilean expat Barbara Torres has lived in Bremen, Germany, but it…

Filipinx and Latinx artists explore transcultural identity

For Sami Schilf, the Filipino philosophy of “Kapwa,” or “togetherness,” crosses borders. Her mural “Kapwa…

Muralist uses art to demand visibility for women of color

Born and raised in Oakland, California to a Jewish mother and an Indigenous Mapuche Chilean…

Pinay MC’s latest album challenges systemic oppression of women

The sun beats down on the city of Oakland like a drum, as Filipina MC…

Renowned muralista Juana Alicia makes Mission return with latest exhibit

I couldn’t have met artist, activist, and educator Juana Alicia in a more appropriate place.…

New theatrical production highlights Afro-Latino immigrant experience

Local playwright Paul S. Flores’ newest theater production “We Have Iré,” which premieres at the…