date9, 20, 2013




Dates:  September 20 “ October 5, 2013

Reception;  September 20, 2013

Time:  6-9pm

Where:  luggage store gallery

Address:  1007 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Tel.          415. 255 5971



The Luggage Store Gallery is  honored to present in Association with KULARTS ARTS, site specific  work and films of KIDLAT TAHIMIK with CECE CARPIO ; with food . Music by DIRTY BOOTS.

Cost:       FREE, Donations Appreciated for Food /Drink and Music.

KIDLAT TAHIMIK creates a large-scale art installation, featuring boats made by artist CECE CARPIO  with contributed artifacts from the community with screenings of Kidlat Tahimik™s films, and an intimate conversation with Kidlat over Lechon (delicious Philippine roast pig!) and drinks. With music by Dirty Boots.

Kidlat Tahimik (a Tagalog translation of “silent lightning“), is a film director, artist, writer and actor from Baguio City, Phillipines, whose films are commonly associated with the Third Cinema movement through their critiques of neocolonialism. One of the most prominent names in the Filipino film industry, he has garnered various accolades locally and internationally, including a Plaridel honorarium for Independent Cinema.

Cece Carpio, Community Muralist and Educator, paints people and places on the edges of survival“from the islands of the Philippines to the streets of San Francisco. Using acrylic, ink, aerosol and installations, her work tells stories of immigration, ancestry, resistance, and resilience. She received her BFA degree from UC Santa Cruz, and has produced and exhibited work in the Philippines, Fiji Islands, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Italy, Norway, and throughout the United States. Carpio™s recent accomplishments include: an Immigrant Artist Fellowship with New York Foundation of the Arts; Arts Residency with La Bótica Gallery in Xela, Guatemala; Arts & Environmental Justice Education Residency with the Ironbound Community Conservation at Newark, New Jersey; a mural commissioned by The Filipino American Development Foundation and Kularts at the Filipino Education Center in San Francisco; and commissioned new works by the Multicultural Center of UC Berkeley. In 2010, Carpio served as an assisting instructor for the True Colors Mural Program at Berkeley City College, directed by Juana Alicia. A member of the artists collective, Trust Your Struggle, Carpio has years of experience as a community organizer for social and environmental justice. She currently works as Program Manager at La Peña Cultural Center.


Music by:

Dirty Boots is a multi-instrumentalist band from San Francisco, CA. Members James Dumlao (Drums), and Rachel Lastimosa (Bass/Piano) met each other through a vocal-jazz ensemble in college. Together they started a band that focused primarily on harmonies and dynamic song-writing. Their musical influences include jazz, hip-hop, indie, and soul, however, it is difficult to generalize their unique sound. They have performed in many San Francisco venues such as The Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room, Red Devil Lounge, Poleng Lounge, Pier 23, Rockit Room, Bruno’s, Broadway Studios, Hotel Utah, El Rio, Jack Adams Hall, Amnesia, and many more. Dirty Boots released their self-titled, debut EP in May 2009. In 2011, Dirty Boots served as the house band of the monthly open-mic, In Progress, @ Mama Art Cafe in San Francisco, CA. Their first Full Length Album “Where We Go” was released September 2011.



Founded in 1985, Kularts is a non profit  San Francisco based premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States.

Their mission is to inform and expand the understanding of American Pilipino culture and preserve the spirit and integrity of ancient Pilipino art forms. We produce innovative artistic works; foster mentorship among emerging and established artists; facilitate local and international collaborations; design and implement educational outreach programs for elementary through college age students; lead cultural tours to the Philippines; and more.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Kularts œMake Your Own Revolution, with features site specific performances, music, creative writing workshops and music.  Additional events to be held at BAYANIHAN COMMUNITY CENTER, BINDLESTIFF STUDIO.  Suggested donations for the weekend events is $25.00¦



here are some great pics from the opening event, taken by Peggy Peralta