STOP, LOOK and listen to your mind.        Arte por: CARINA LOMELI/Art by: CARINA LOMELI.
1. Bikes Not Bombs
Salon Macias is excited to feature our next artist Carina Lomeli
and her inspired work that we are celebrating with an evening of live music, food and fun.

Come join us Saturday August 23rd from 7 PM to 10 PM

Salon Macias
1757 Union Street San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 447-7748
frontdesk@salonmacias.com

Water color Series 2011- 2014
In these hard and confusing times, where as an adult I must understand that everything that I do affects the universe, I see people taking sides and deciding who they fit with best. In this water color series I take my personal stories to capture the collaboration in the city of San Francisco where political, social, educational and artistic systems are always changing.
What does it mean when people post sings like "HIPSTER REPENT" in the mission? I see it as a revolution in admitting the mistakes of the past, stolen dreams, stolen gold, stolen Identity and stolen land.

Although this series is still incomplete the following pieces will show the cruelty of animals for pure human entertainment and images of protesters. San Francisco is known for all its tourist attractions, I call them tourist traps, because when you step outside those comfort zones is when you begin to see the real Bay Area (and its hard to get around the tourists). The bicycle images where taken during a Bike Party's or Critical Mass. I truly believe Love and bikes can change our perspectives minds and eventually the world. Bikes not BOMBS!




2. San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Presents:
Spring Art and Literature Gala

“Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” from its
corporate commercialization as “Drinko de Mayo.”

This is an opportunity for people to purchase independent art online while promoting a more just economy! The funds raised through the auction go to the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and a sister organization in Ciudad Juarez, Las Hormigas, to support our advocacy work for social and economic justice. This art and literature auction provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists, poets and writers to lend support to the Living Wage Coalition in its struggles to ensure that low-wage workers’ voices are heard in the policy discussions on wages, benefits, job creation and training.

LINK: http://www.ebay.com/sch/sflivingwagecoalition/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Message to the 1%

Now that our oceans are poisoned
Now that our air is filled with chem trail aluminum particles
Will you realize that you are the reason for this mess
and that you must let us influence your actions.

Instead of being intolerant of other countries
because of your fear of terrorism destroying our beloved country of freedom,
The country where people starve,
where education is the least important on purpose,
the country that holds 57% of the worlds prisoners,
where Bankruptsy is a norm
where corperations have feelings and more rights than a human.

Life is hectic
and full of political disclosure about the laws,
social justice and financial collapse.
do you not notice the police brutality?
All these things are long term problems
hovering my mind when I think?
what will my children be left with?
I try to not submit to the fear of living in a Police State,
that kills journalists,
that continues to provoke eternal wars
in the Middle east, Africa, Mexico, and All south america.......  

Dediquemonos a hacer el cambio,
agradescan a Dios por ser parte de evolucionar la humanidad
es algo continuo que nunca se acaba

Dedicate youself to make change,
be grateful to the creator that you are part of the evolution of humanity
something that continues and is never over

I depend on Freedom of expression

Let yourself become the truth
and the controller of your fate,
we are the majority and as such we dictate
but only when we speak, or paint or act on those thoughts.
The choice is yours.

The bike keeps me connected to the earth
when my body feels the curves of the city
as my heart rate picks up
my breathing accelerates,
the strength grows in my soul as I climb another hill
in a very active city that speaks out
against all topics that most people try to ignore.
And am a witness.