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Treasure MAPP 

Wednesday, Jan 26 2011
Lots of people randomly stumble across the Mission Arts & Performance Project. The not-quite-anarchy of this rangy bimonthly exhibit happens under their feet, in their cafe, or in the neighbor's garage, so people just notice it sproinging up around them. The MAPP intends to make art normal, to paraphrase its mission statement. So its planning meetings are open to anyone, and the art is put up in living rooms, planted in grandma's garden, or projected onto neighborhood walls in the general area of South Van Ness/Potrero and 20th to 26th streets. When someone can score a spot in a mechanic's shop, everyone's excited. Writers read, musicians sing, dancers dance, and a special kids' phase offers hands-on workshops with let's-paint-on-the-walls attitude throughout the afternoon. No one knows exactly what will happen beforehand, see “anarchy,” above, except that everyday spaces are suddenly covered with creativity: Normal made art. (Grab a MAPP map at the art house -- or just do a random stumble.)
Sat., Feb. 5, 1 & 7 p.m., 2011

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