Studio Misión Opening Celebration

Thursday, August 22, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gleeson Library - GL Thacher Gallery Event

This event is free and open to the public.

Studio Misión Opening Celebration 

Featuring The Great Tortilla Conspiracy and the Chulita Vinyl Club

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition of Studio Misión: The Artist Studio as Medium by René Yañez in the Thacher Gallery. The event includes edible prints created by The Great Tortilla Conspiracy and music by the Chulita Vinyl Club.

About the Exhibition

Studio Misión offers a look into the world and prolific creative process of San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, focusing on his final years from 2016 to 2018.

Bringing together Yañez’s most recent projects and sketchbooks—seldom seen outside of his close circle of friends—the works seen here reveal his state of mind, his medically-induced visions, the faces of the Mission District that meant so much to him, and the politics that he fought for to the very end.

Studio Misión began as a collaboration with Yañez and his vision for an exhibition in which he could make art, books, and the programs for which he was well-known. His son and collaborator, Rio Yañez, has curated Studio Misión with this same guiding principle.

Co-presented with Latin American Studies and the Center for Latinx Studies in the Americas (CELASA).

The Thacher Gallery at USF is free and open to the public from 12–6 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the Thacher Gallery website or call (415) 422-5178.