Friday, July 5, 2013

Somos Frida Kahlo Community Day at Fiestas Fridas

This Sunday, come celebrate with us at "Somos Frida Kahlo Community Day" at Fiestas Frida.  This is the third and last installment of the celebration of Frida's birthday taking place in San Francisco.The celebration takes place on Sunday, July 7th at the Women's Building: 3543 18th St. between Guerrero and Valencia St. It opens at 2pm and will close at 9pm.

I will be selling my urban, Frida inspired, folk art on the second floor of the Women's Building in the Audre Lord room.I created a new painting for this event titled, "Bound by Love" which will be on display in the Audre Lord room as well. 
Bound by Love - mixed media on canvas - 24" x 30"
Bound by Love symbolizes the intense bond that Frida had to Diego during their lives together and her inability to break with this volatile relationship of pain. It also symbolizes the physical pain Frida endured during her life of forty-seven years. The physical pain stemmed predominantly from a tragic bus accident that left her body severely damaged. She was forced to wear an assortment of corsets and other prosthetics to better endure the pain and get through each day. Thus, Bound by Love uses the corset as a symbol to represent Fridas desire to endure a life of bondage, being held together, even if it meant having to face daily emotional and physical pain.
Hope you can stop by to view Bound by Love and take a look at some of the folk art I've put together.

Here's the details again:

what: Fiestas Fridas Community Day
where: The Women's Building
address: 3543 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110 
when: Sunday July 7th from 2 to 9pm in the Audre Lord room

In the auditorium there will be music - world and salsa, dance and music performances, face painting, a costume contest, craft making plus raffle give-aways! Fun for all!

Come on by!

Estudio Martita