LYDSF is excited to announce that we have collaborated with Artillary AG, a local Latinx owned and operated art gallery, to co-host an evening of dialogue and share their space with our community.
Together we have curated a panel of local Latinx artists (listed below) who will provide insight on how we can further support Latinx artists and businesses in.
Marilet, is a bilingual actor, teaching artist, fight choreographer, improviser, physical theatre deviser, puppeteer, certified Zumba instructor and SF native. Marilet has performed with ACT's The Strand, Cal Shakes, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Theatreworks' New Works Festival, Word for Word, PCPA Theatrefest, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire, African-American Shakes, Woman's Will, Teatro Vision, Shadowlight Theatre, SF Playwrights Foundation, and more. She is a company member at Impact Theatre and an associate artist with Cutting Ball Theatre. Most recently Marilet toured Northern California with the San Francisco Mime Troupe's production of Walls.
LexMex (Alexa Treviño)
Alexa, is a Xicana Photographer and Artist based in San Francisco’s Mission District. In 2009 she cofounded Artillery Art Gallery + Studio San Francisco. Her passion is creating elegant portraits that empower and reflect diverse communities. Through her travels she mastered capturing the «once in a lifetime» photograph. That power allows her to work boldly in the studio. Her practice is based on Passioned Professionals, individuals that are on the grind to make their dreams a reality. «En la kesh»
Chris “L7” Cuadrado
Chris «L7», is originally from Inglewood CA, but has recently been embraced and adopted by the Mission. L7 works in the neighborhood serving system impacted youth, teaching social justice, art & organizing as resistance to conditions of oppression. As a writer, musician, and visual artist, L7 draws from legacies of resistance and seeks to contribute to the tradition of radical imaginations, to push forth the idea that another world is possible and to have a small hand in creating it. Writing is one of the ways L7 takes the language of the oppressor and weaponizes it against the empire. L7’s writing channels the courage of the ancestors to uplift our stories and ultimately to speak truth to power.
All are welcome we hope you can join us Wednesday September 13th as we get together and discuss Latinx Political Resistance Through Art!