Manila: Beyond the Envelope with Mel Vera Cruz, Marcius Noceda, Carlo Ricafort, Manuel Ocampo

At Kearney Street Workshop in San Francisco - Mel Vera Cruz, Carlo Ricafort, Marcius Noceda, Manuel Ocampo will have an exhibition titled Manila: Beyond the Envelope, December 4, 2015 -March 10, 2016! Co-presented with Epekto Art Projects.
“... Like a living organism, Manila is constantly evolving. For those of us who have walked her streets, who grew up listening to her tales of tragedy and woe, who breathed in the smog and stench day after day, who have danced to her pulsating beat, we feel her in our bones, in the follicles of our hair, in the remnants in our guts, in the depths of our souls, like the indelible stain of mortal sin ....”

Founded in 1972, during the height of the Asian American cultural movement, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the US. KSW’s mission is to present, produce, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities.For the past 43 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community.
Epekto Art Projects is a contemporary Filipino/a visual art group located in the Bay Area that began in 2011. As a collective we strive to come together and cultivate a community for Filipina/o artists, supporting each other’s development through exhibiting, resources, and
forming connections. Our members were either born or have lived in the Philippines and migrated to the U.S.
There will also be a panel discussion with guest speakers Jenifer Wofford and Kinberley Arteche on January 18, 2016, 7pm.