Precita Eyes Muralists
Celebrating 40 years of mural-making and community engagement this year, Precita Eyes Muralists Association and Center is a community-based mural organization founded by Susan and Luis Cervantes in San Francisco’s Mission District. Its mission is to not only enhance the urban environment, but also to reach out to educate the community at large. Precita Eyes does this by bringing art into the everyday lives of neighborhoods and communities in a way which is meaningful to them. It shares a deep commitment to making artworks accessible, both physically and conceptually, to viewers from diverse backgrounds who may not be regularly exposed to the arts.
Artist, educator, and veteran of the SF community mural art movement, Susan Kelk Cervantes is the founding director of Precita Eyes Muralists. Cervantes is responsible for numerous collaborative community murals considered some of the finest in the Bay Area such as Leonard Flynn Elementary School, Mission Playground Pool, Precita Valley Community Center, Bayview Foundation, the S.F. Women’s Building, and many others. In addition to studio and mural painting Susan works in various mediums including mosaic, painted ceramic tile, bronze relief and “polyfresco”.