Just two days.
That’s how long Marin Modern Museum of Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit will stay on its walls.
After that, the 100-foot long mural will be cut up and sold to the public at an opening reception Saturday, as a way to raise money for the museum’s exhibitions, programs and events.
“It’s unique to our organization and very participatory, and an excellent time to visit the museum,” said Heidi LaGrasta, executive director of MarinMOCA.
The mural was a joint effort of some 20 artists, including numerous member artists who have studios at the Novato Arts Center. A portion of the mural was painted by The Great Tortilla Conspiracy, a Latino arts collective based in San Francisco, who are known for injecting plenty of humor into their works. One of their creations is tortillas silk-screened with edible ink that they’ll be serving up at Saturday’s reception.
The Great Tortilla Conspiracy is made up of René Yañez, who founded and is active at the Mission Cultural Center and Galería de la Raza in San Francisco's Mission District, son Rio Yañez, Jos Sances and Art Hazelwood. Other artists who participated in the mural include Randy Pottenger, Suzanne Golt, Sandi Miot, Bob Frank, Colleen Johnson, Linda Mueller, Kathleen Lack, Sanda Manuila, Harriet Burge, Zen Du, Donna Wallace Cohen, Gloria Matuszewski, and Elise Cheval.
The mural will be available for viewing this Thursday and Friday from 11am to 4pm. Saturday reception is 5-8pm. Entrance free, although donations gratefully accepted. For more info, visit www.marinmoca.orgHave a news tip for Novato Patch? Drop Local Editor Karina Ioffee a line at email@example.com. You can also Like us on Facebook , Follow us on Twitter @NovatoPatch or start your own Blog.