Category: News

Carro Alegorico

Chispa awaits!

November 20, 2020

Chispa has been sheltering in place since mid March. Once it’s safe to gather, we’ll roll back out. Meanwhile, we can’t wait to re-install the sound cabinets detailed by Lauren D’Amato of Avila Rose Signs. We think of Chispa as a float and identify with the Spanish term carroza, used in Central America and Mexico….

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Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration

August 28, 2019

  Chispa Autumn Moon Celebration Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Louis Sutter Playground/McNab Lake in McLaren Park Live music! Fresh Art! Art for Trade! Story Time in Spanish, English, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and Drag Queen Story Time! All Free and All Fun, Please Join us!

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Chispa Rollout

August 2, 2019

Chispa Rollout! We’ll be rolling out our new Chispa cart–the cultural cross pollinator that features artists in Southeast San Francisco working in all media. Come join us at the Visitacion Valley Greenway’s Peace and Unity Celebration Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:00 am-3:00 pm Children’s Play Park, Vis Valley Greenway Between Teddy and Campbell Streets, near…

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Chispa mobile cultural hub

Chispa!

June 28, 2019

We’re excited to announce our new project! Chispa is a cultural cross-pollinator. The size of a small ark or a rolling garden shed, Chispa can serve as a theater, gallery and art production lab. It’s enlarged by dioramas, game boards, and sound umbrellas. Chispa is a series of public art events with performances and artist demonstrations led by Book and Wheel…

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This Fall!

September 13, 2018

Join us for a panel discussion: Model City: Collectively Shaping SF The first in Shaping San Francisco’s fall season of Public Talks. Co-sponsored by Public Knowledge, which is a collaboration between San Francisco Public Library and SF MOMA. We’ll be speaking with Sofia Vivanco Airaghi, our collaborator on The Cultural Map of Southeast SF and…

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The Cultural Map of Southeast San Francisco

February 28, 2018

Come by the SF History Days this weekend to add your ideas to our new map! Together with our collaborator, Sofia Vivanco Airaghi, we’ve just finished the 3rd edition of our map. We’d love to have your ideas, too! Here are folks who added their ideas when we visited the Bayview Branch Library, Visitacion Valley…

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Join us at Open Engagement 2016

April 22, 2016

Book and Wheel Works will be offering a workshop and presenting a project in progress during Open Engagement, 2016. Both events take place at the Oakland Museum. The conference begins Thursday, April 28 and runs through Sunday May 1. Check out our Play the Way: Come Make a Game on Saturday, April 30, 12-1:30 More…

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Create a Cootie Catcher: Unfold Stories!

June 24, 2015

Join us for a Giant Cootie Catcher making workshop! Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Friday, June 26, 2015 3-5:00 and 5:30-7:45, or drop in any time. Learn to design, play, and tell your story of home through the use of large origami fortune-tellers or cootie catchers. Drawn from their giant cootie catchers that unfurl…

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Watch for Moving Art House this winter!

November 12, 2014

Moving Art House We’re planing a mobile cultural space with dynamic programming for southeast San Francisco. Beginning in winter, 2015, and running through winter, 2016, Moving Art House, Richard Talavera’s  Mexican Bus (a beautiful environment on its own) will shape-shift for a series of events in San Francisco’s Portola District. More than a dozen artists—musicians…

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