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Help us Save The African Outlet! Keep African Culture and Diversity Alive in Hayes Valley, San Francisco!

January 29, 2014

With great honor I have been working with my dear friends and community at The African Outlet getting their campaign online to save their store in 20 year landmark location. Creating Graphics, a facebook page and moveon.org petition under the direction of owners Judah Dwyer and Horgan Edet.

Clip board petition on location at The African Outlet - 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco

Clip board petition on location at The African Outlet at 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The African Outlet is an independently owned shop and magical place in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco (824 Octavia Street). You can refer to them at their links TheAfricanOutlet.org and facebook.com/TheAfricanOutlet

They bring traditional African culture, ambiance and quality African cargo directly to and engaging with our community in the heart of San Francisco since 1989. The African Outlet with their group of drummers and dancers, The African Outlet Experience participate in community cultural events in the SF Bay Area such as Carnaval Parade, Juneteenth Parade and July 4th World One Festival. It such a joy to participate with them in these events. In 2012 I wrote a blog post after participating at their event in Carnaval where you can see with your own eyes https://moonsquirrel.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/african-outlet-experience-at-carnival-2012-san-francisco-ca/

Supporting independent local artists and merchants in the Bay Area and across Africa making them essential to our economy.

Many of my hand-sewn items such as Voodoo Dolls and medicine bags are sold there and I collect from them many special charms to use in my work. Horgan and Judah are both very knowledgeable about the items and the culture/traditions/story behind everything in the store. I go there often for inspiration, to learn and share my work with the community. I learn something new every time I go. 

The African Outlet means a lot to me and so many people in my direct community and is an essential asset to the quality of life in San Francisco. If you support local art, independent business, traditional African culture or want a boost of some powerful good Ju-Ju, you are all welcome and invited to help us by liking, sharing and inviting your friends to our facebook page at facebook.com/SaveTheAfricanOutlet

Also you can sign at share our petition at petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-african-outlet

This will help get our message out to our official representative and show the landlords and property managers how much The African Outlet means to us in San Francisco and beyond.

Thank you so much in your interest. Here are some graphics I made for the campaign which if you like, you can use to share our message and page links. If you do this let me know if you like I can post your link on my blog and give you some huge shout-outs in exchange as thanks.

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Everyone is welcome at The African Outlet!! 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco. (Near Hayes St. at the corner of Octavia and Ivy)

If you are in the area you are invited to come by the shop, open everyday 10:30am-7pm

The African Outlet - Store Front - Everyone is Welcome!

 

Much Respect and ONE LOVE!

-From Drea (Andrea Fuenzalida)

New Released works at In-Flux

November 26, 2013

Earlier this month (Nov. 7th) I attended and displayed newly completed works in Fern Alley.

Curated by 14 Black Poppies, this Art in the Alley event was a great success and I personally had a great time with the community. I recommend checking out their blog for all the latest info about their events at http://www.14blackpoppies.com/

They have also posted a music video with footage from the Nov. 7th In-Flux Art in the Alley show, the direct link to the video is: http://www.14blackpoppies.com/1/post/2013/11/in-flux-a-music-video.html

Here are some of the new works which I debuted at the Nov. 7th show.

Am very happy to be able to share them online with you and have made them all available in my shop on my website at www.moonsquirrel.com

Original Painting of Ethiopian Knot Design by Drea

“Ethiopian Knot Design”
12 x 16 inches, Acrylics on Canvas by Andrea Fuenzalida

 

 

Original Painting by Drea

“Lotus Septagram”
12 x 16, Acrylics on Canvas by Andrea Fuenzalida

 

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A big THANKS to everyone who came out and a big THANKS to you for reading my post. Here is a little something I did with chalk and left for everyone in the Alley that night.

 

Symbols which mean life energy

Life Energy – Chi
Chalk on 43 Fern Alley by Drea. Nov. 7th 2013

 

 

 

New Art in Progress!

October 9, 2013

Hello and much thanks for visiting my blog.

Have much progress to show you today.

All of the following art is available for a limited time (till October 14th) at http://igg.me/at/dreasart/x/4372003

Some great deals and first dibs on some of my newest original art works. Many smaller works will not be available online after. Don’t miss out the time is going fast!

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“Ethiopian Knot” 12 x 16 Acrylics on Canvas

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Close up of “Ethiopian Knot” Features gold, silver, black-light and glow-in-the-dark acrylic paints as well as thick, high-gloss gel mediums. UV and waterproof. Reserve and own original now (I will ship to you upon completion) for $500 at http://igg.me/at/dreasart/x/4372003

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“Lotus Septagram” 12 x 16 inches Acrylics on Canvas. UV and waterproof. Reserve and own original now (I will ship to you upon completion) for $500 at http://igg.me/at/dreasart/x/4372003

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Take your pick of one of my Positive Magic Voodoo Dolls out of my newest batch! Featuring Authentic African Fabrics and Beads as well as other charms and items I found mostly at local shops and cultural events in San Francisco. Created with the intent to bring positive energy toward your endeavors and those of your immediate community. I sew them all by hand. Available till October 14th 2013 for $80 at http://igg.me/at/dreasart/x/4372003

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4 x 4 inch Acrylic Paintings on Canvas with 1.25 inch painted edge.

4 x 4 inch Acrylic Paintings are available till October 14th for $100 at http://igg.me/at/dreasart/x/4372003

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For only $20 take home one of these small original concept drawings drawings.

Share my link http://igg.me/at/dreasart/x/4372003 with your networks, I will do the same for you and if that helps me raise more funds I’ll also send you some free art.

Check it out and be sure to check out the updates page for more progress shots of my work!

Also I give much thanks to everyone who has supported my art in any way.

Looking forward to all the wonderful networking here on wordpress.com Thank you everyone for reading and have a great day/night!