If you haven't been to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to check out their latest exhibit you need to get down there sometime this summer! The exhibit has a seriously awesome group of artists: 3.9 Art Collective, Indira Allegra, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project, Black Lives Matter, CultureStrike, Dignidad Rebelde, Leslie Dreyer, The Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History, Jeremy Mende, Tucker Nichols, Oree Originol, Persia featuring Daddie$ Pla$tik, Pitch Interactive, Adrienne Skye Roberts, Favianna Rodriguez, Ruby Mountain, Stamen.
Check out the Take this Hammer to find out more about programming.
Melanie painted this mural at the Galeria de la Raza for the "F.T.P For the People" exhibit up through June 4, '16. Visit the exhibit and see this painted larger than life on a wall. This piece is called "En Comunion Con Lo Sagrado," it is a reflection on the ways we have maintained and keep ourselves well in a society that has imposed structural violence on our peoples for over 524 years. It is based in an understanding that we live on stolen indigeous land, in a society whose economy was built on the expoitation of stolen African people. And we have ways that have taken care of our sacred being and spirt that were handed down to us in the original instructions for how to be with each other and in this world.
Throughout time, a public square has served as an open place where people of all kinds have gathered to share new information, surface big questions, and enact change. On April 16, our work will be featured at YBCA's Public Square, called Investigations of Labor & Ecology. Our work will reflect on the sacredness of water and how our lives are entwined with it.
Through installation, performance, and dialogue artists of Investigations of Labor & Ecology respond to "What is a healthy ecosystem?" and "Why work?" The event invites everyday people to explore their own relationship with these larger systems.
Offering an immersive sensory experience, these projects seek to empower shifts of the public imagination.
Public Square is on April 16 from 4 PM - 8 PM. Tickets are $10.
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.ybca.org/investigations-labor-ecology.
"Hablamos Juntos: Together we Speak" is a collaboration between Pajaro Valley Arts and the Young Writers Program.
The exhibition highlights artwork by contemporary Latin@ artists. What adds a unique dimension is that high school students enrolled in a continuation school look closely at the art, then worked for eight weeks with mentors from the Young Writers Program to write personal narratives inspired by it. Young people respond to the artists’ work with their own singular, rich voices.
Museo Eduardo Carrillo has joined Slow Art DayApril 9 to launch its first exhibit on the 3D installation site Exhibbit. Check it out and leave a comment on the Museo's website.
“Estamos continuando una tradición que fue pasada a nosotros por medio del movimiento chicano. Usamos las mismas herramientas y centrados en la comunidad para abrir las conversaciones que nos permitan solucionar los problemas comunes que tenemos”.
Thank you Ricardo Ibarra for this interview for La Prensa Sonoma!