René Yañez was an artist, curator and producer who lived and worked in San Francisco. A founder and former Artistic Director of Galería de la Raza, Yañez was one of the first curators to introduce the contemporary concept of Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the United States. Active as both a visual and performing arts curator, he curated numerous exhibitions including “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge.” Until his last day he remained a strong role model and vital cultural force in the San Francisco arts community.”
Rene’s stamp will be administered by his son and artist Rio Yanez.
More about Passport 2018 from SFAC‘s website:
“Passport is SFAC Galleries’ signature event that puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public! Local artists will be stationed in venues throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center and Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook.
Walking throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from emerging and established Bay Area artists while discovering small businesses in the neighborhood. (continue reading about Passport here)
I want to go! How do I get a Passport?
Step 1: Purchase your passport for $25 here. Passports will also be available for purchase the day of the event at Passport Home Base (Patricia’s Green) and at Passport Outpost (SFAC Galleries). Only official Passport 2018 notebooks will be eligible to receive stamps.
Step 2: Pick up your Passport and event map at Home Base/Will Call (Patricia’s Green) between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 come rain or shine.
Step 3: Follow the Passport map to local businesses where artists will be waiting to stamp your passport with an original artwork.
Step 4: Allow 3-4 hours to complete the route. Bring sunscreen and plan to shop and eat along the way!