Past Events

Dignidad Rebelde Exhibit at MSU Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Start date: March 22, 2017

End date: April 28, 2017

Dignidad Rebelde Exhibit at MSU Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Anokiiwigamig Indigenous Arts Iniative: Melanie Cervantes

Date: March 21, 2017

Location: RCAH Art Studio

Anokiiwigamig Indigenous Arts Iniative: Melanie Cervantes

CONTACT PROF. ESTRELLA TORREZ (TORREZJS@MSU.EDU) for INFORMATION – LIMITED SPACE IN WORKSHOP EVENTS ARE FREE OPEN TO THE MSU COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC

Radical Poster Making for Collective Liberation Workshop

Date: March 8, 2017

Time: 4:00PM- 7PM

Location: Center For Latino Policy Research, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, California 94720

Radical Poster Making for Collective Liberation Workshop

Dignidad Rebelde, a Bay Area graphic arts collaboration with Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes, will frame this three hour workshop by providing participants a brief history of the role of political graphics in global liberation struggles as well as sharing examples of Dignidad Rebelde’s work. This history will be illustrated with a slideshow presentation. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for participants to learn how to pull a screen print. Participants will then use the screen printing images to add messages and additional content to their posters.

Ni Solo Mujeres: Intersecting Chicana Identities

Start date: March 7, 2017

End date: April 6, 2017

Location: Southwestern College Art Gallery Chula Vista, California 91910

Ni Solo Mujeres: Intersecting Chicana Identities

Ni Solo Mujeres: Intersecting Chicana Identities
March 07 2017 – April 06 2017

Featuring:

Alessandra Moctezuma
Angélica Becerra
Berenice Badillo
Carolyn Castaño
Crystal Galindo
Melanie Cervantes
Patricia Aguayo
PANCA
Rotmi Enciso
Shizu Saldamando
Yolanda Lopez

Artwork by ten prominent Chicana artists and one Mexican photographer will be on exhibit as part of Ni Solo Mujeres: Intersecting Chicana Identities, an exhibition commemorating International Women’s Day to be held at the Southwestern College Art Gallery.

Exhibited in conjunction with Shoulders to Stand On: Remembering the Chicana Activist Narrative, a traveling exhibition produced by and shown at the Women’s Museum of California in 2016, Ni Solo Mujeres: Intersecting Chicana Identities will present works by 10 Chicana artists from California. The all women’s exhibition takes as its title Ni Solo Mujeres (Nor Just Women), in an effort to extoll intersectional identities within feminist struggles. It challenges the idea that oppressive dichotomies can only be defeated through homogenous unity and instead presents a collection of work that celebrates the diversity within Chicana identity, and the power that lies in that intersectionality.

Ni Solo Mujeres will open on Tuesday March 7th, 2017 and will be on exhibit until April 6th at the Southwestern College Art Gallery located at SWC Art Gallery/710 Building 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, California 91910. An opening reception will take place on March 7th from 11-1pm and 6-8pm and will feature a special panel with Rotmi Enciso and Leticia Gomez Franco on Intersectional Feminisms from 11-12pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Free Parking in Lot O during opening reception only.

Ni Solo Mujeres is curated by Leticia Gomez Franco, who also curated Shoulders to Stand On for the Women’s Museum of California. She is looking forward to this new iteration of an already excellent program and looks forward to pushing the dialogue beyond Chicana nationalism, by highlighting Chicanas who are currently creating work that breaks identity boundaries. An effort that is nothing short of timely; she adds, that the artists participating are a testament, that for women of color, identity is hyphenated a million times over as women living in racialized, sexualized and always politicized gendered bodies. Each artist is living testament that in times like these, our mere existence is revolutionary, and art created from a place of consciousness becomes an ever resounding affirmation of resistance.

The list of participating artists is a first for the San Diego area. Yolanda Lopez, a San Diego native, leading feminist and pioneer of the Chicana movement is best known for her Guadalupe Series, 1978, but as a long time fixture and jewel of the Mission art scene in San Francisco continues to be at the forefront of artists responding to gentrification. Shizu Saldamando, whose work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and Carolyn Castaño, both Los Angeles based artists recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Local artists, Berenice Badillo and Patricia Aguayo have both left their mark as muralists on the pillars of the now historically designated Chicano Park. Also on the roster are San Diego based Alessandra Moctezuma, Tijuana based PANCA, Los Angeles based Angelica Becerra and Oakland based Crystal Galindo and Melanie Cervantes. Also featured is Mexican photographer Rotmi Enciso, who took the iconic protest photograph used as the inspiration for the title of this show.

Ni Solo Mujeres and Shoulders to Stand On will be on exhibit at Southwestern College Art Gallery until April 06, 2017. Gallery hours are Mon – Thurs 10:30am- 2pm and Wed & Thurs 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Exhibition made possible by a grant from the Southwestern College Foundation.

For more info: leticia.g.franco@gmail.com

Mujeres de Maiz: 20 Years of Artivism and Herstory en L.A.

EDUCATE + EMPOWER + TRANSFORM = HOLISTIC ARTIVISM.

ONE OF, IF NOT THE LONGEST RUNNING XINGONA GATHERING TO HONOR INTERNATIONAL WOMXN’S DAY IN L.A.!

Mujeres de Maiz 20th Anniversary Live Art Show Festival featuring Music, Performances, Exhibition & a Mujer Marketplace

An Annual Intercultural, Interdisciplinary Intergenerational Arts Happening with performance ofrendas (offerings) of music, spoken word, dance, artisans and vendors featuring all womxn and queer/trans people of color since 1997. This event is for, by and about & organized by the labor of WOC & QTWOC holisitic Artivists.

DATE/TIME:
SATURDAY, MARCH 4th, 2017 from 5:00pm-9:30pm.

3:00-5:00pm
+ Retrospective Exhibition | FREE & Open to Public
Food for the reception by Cocina Manakurhini

5:00pm
+ Mujer Mercadito Opens to Public | $20-$100
+ Chulita Vinyl Club plays full 1 hr. set

6:00pm-9:30pm – Benefit Festival Show/Fundrasier

LOCATION:
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Outside Stage, Patio and lawn.
501 N. Main Street, Los Angees, CA 90012
*Event is OUTSIDE… please come ready for the weather*

Get your pre-sale tix today $20 for 20 Years!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mujeres-de-maiz-20th-anniversary-live-art-show-festival-tickets-31399364344

FEATURING:
+ Ana Castillo
+ Briseyda Zárate
+ Chingona Fire
+ Chulita Vinyl Club – L.A
+ D’Lo
+ In Lak Ech
+ Irene Diaz
+ La Victoria
+ Maya Jupiter
+ Medusa The Gangsta Goddess
+ and special guest Sara Ramirez & more!

ARTISTS INCLUDED IN RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION:
+ Claudia Mercado
+ Crystal Galindo
+ Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez
+ Emilia García
+ FE (Felicia Montes)
+ Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata
+ Gina Aparicio
+ Isabel Avila
+ Liliflor Arte / Lilia Ramirez
+ Linda Vallejo
+ Margaret Quica Alarcon
+ Maria Ramos
+ Marisol Torres
+ Melanie Cervantes
+ Pola Lopez
+ Sarah Espinoza
+ Skryb Anu
+ Yreina Cervantez
and more!
Exhibition Curated by Ana Guajardo, FE (Felicia Montes), Michelle L. Lopezas well as Erin Curtis and Janine Vigus of LA Plaza.

Exhibition runs March 4-May 29, 2017 – Free & Open to Public.

INCLUDING:
+ Opening Prayer by Grandma Gloria Arellanes (Tongva/Xicana)
+ Herstoric Archival & Ephemera from the last 20 Years.
+ Live Intergenerational Mural by
Dalila Paola Mendez, Gabriella Claro, Marisol Torres Pola Lopez.
+ Photobooth by Las Fotos Project
w/ props by Celina Jacques & HOODsisters
+ Kids Area w/ Mujeres de Maiz coloring pages
+ Live Silkscreening by Martha Carrillo (bring a tee or item to print)
+ Mujer Mercadito w/ over 30 Community WOC/GNC Artistans & Vendors
+ Healthy Food sold by Vegan Moni (vegan pozole and more!)
+ All Gender / Unisex restrooms

SPEAKERS on KEY ISSUES:
+ Bamby SalcedoTransLatina Coalition
+ Jacky Vargas – Youth Mayor for the City of Los Angeles/BH Youth
+ Ivy Quicho of International Women’s Day March 2017 – led by AF3IRM Los Angeles to invite you to their Sun. 3/5 march.
+ Diné (Navajo) Granmother Salina Begay to speak about the Black Mesa/Big Mountain Resistance

MORE INFO:
$20/person to Celebrate Our 20 Years!
We’ve shared amazing FREE programming for over 20 years.. and only had our annual event as our fundraiser. Recently we began charging for workshops to support our yearound programming and to allow ARtivists and wellness facilitators to live/thrive vs. survive.

We ask you to to support with what you can $20 / $30 / $40 / $50 / $100 Online Ticket Sales. Pay what you can of above Prices.
($10 presale tix till 2/14 and at the door for students/sliding scale for need based)

*This year Mujeres de Maiz will officially become a non-profit organization, please support our art, education & empowering (Q)WOC wellness! This event is always to capacity.

LOCATION:
at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Outdoor Stage, Lawn and Patio.
501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.LAPCA.org

NOTE: The weather is set to be chilly on Saturday night.. please dress accordingly and comfortably.

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION:
*Parking in local Olver Street and surrounding court and Union Station area paid lots only!
*Metro: Union Station Stop

CELEBRATING & HONORING:
-20 Years of Mujeres de Maiz
-International Womxn’s Day,
-Womxn’s Herstory Month,
-Mexica New Year
-the coming of Spring
-the Opening Reception of our 3 Month-long Retrospective Exhibition at LA Plaza (thru 5/29/17) www.LAPCA.org

Never been? Don’t Miss it!
Join the event that has inspired circles and events across the Southwest! Check out this video: https://vimeo.com/34828355

MUJER MERCADO/MARKETPLACE opens at 5:00pm:
featuring Mujeres De Maiz merchandise, zines, and over 30 Muxer and QTPOC & GNC vendors and artisans. *Bring Cash & Card.

VENDORS INCLUDE:
LunaSol Mexican Vintage
Malinalli Superfoods
Lil’ Libros
Lioness Jewelry
TATALEJOS
Diné Grandmothers 7 Alegria Xocolatl
Velvet Beehive
TATALEJOS
Native Sol
Patchouli Nomad /Kaleidoscope Kollective 9518588489
Leachy Peachy “Art and Jewelry” 13 Carina Lomeli
Azteca Negra
Yerberia Mayahuel
El Valle Women’s Collaborative 17 Xti’ Artisan
Cha Cha Covers
Pola Lopez
Luna Marina Jewelry 21 Emilia Garcia
Liliflor Art
Zines Rasquache
Balam Creations
Art De Karla
Cantos De La Tierra 27 Mujerez de MaIz
Urban Xic
Viva Los Cupcakes
De La Luna Designs
and more!

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
+ All Ages w/ limited seating.
+ Event is wheelchair accessible. Inbox us for accommodation needs.
+ Alcohol and Drug Free Event for health of our communities.
+ Event intends to be a Brave and Safe Space.
+ Event is all ages/genders/sexualities, please honor the elders and children – No sexism, ageism, homo/transphobia, please check your privilege!

TO FIND OUT ABOUT  FULL 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON:
Go to: www.MujeresDeMaiz.com/calendar.html
info@mujeresdemaiz.com

MISCELLANEA

Start date: January 21, 2017

End date: February 18, 2017

Time: 7 -9 pm

Location: Cold Blooded Creative

“Cold Blooded Creative and Coronado PrintStudio have individually been working to help strengthen the presence of historically underrepresented artistic communities. This winter, we will collaboratively present MISCELLANEA, an exhibition of prints created by contemporary artists of color working across the U.S. Our intention with this exhibit is to create a safe space for diverse groups of people to come together to view and discuss experiences belonging to communities of color through art. Our goal is to produce a museum-quality exhibition that is supportive of the local community, profitable for the artists, and free & open to the public. MISCELLANEA will take place as part of PrintAustin 2017. PrintAustin is a nonprofit organization working with organizations and individuals throughout the visual arts community to showcase fine art prints during an annual month-long event from January 15 through February 15, 2017.”

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 7-9pm

2911 Medical Arts Street Austin, TX 78751

 

Gathering: Native American Artists & Arts

Start date: December 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2016

Gathering: Native American Artists & Arts

Monica Alexander Stephanie Angelo Geraldine Barney Rhonda Besaw Gail Bos
Robin Chandler Red Eagle Percy Fortini-Wright Guadulesa Paul Harrington Maddu Huacuja
Shea Justice Liz LaManche James Montford Robert Peters Larry Pierce Melanie Sinche
Rowena Thompson Dignidad Rebelde Studios: Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza

November 14 through December 31, 2016

Artist’s Reception:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 • 6 p.m.
Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery A300

The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College is free and open to the public.
We are located at the Community College stop on the MBTA Orange Line.
Gallery hours: M/W/F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; T/Th 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
250 New Rutherford Ave., Boston, MA 02129-2925 • 617-228-2093 • bhcc.edu/artgallery

Iconic: Black Panther Oakland

Start date: October 5, 2016

End date: November 16, 2016

Iconic: Black Panther Oakland

Fifty years of an iconic legacy in American history will be celebrated in the group art exhibit ICONIC Black Panther. The exhibit opens October 7, 2016 at the American Steel Studios in Oakland, California and closes November 6, 2016. The Black Panther Party was a catalyst for a nationwide ground swell in the 1960s in the African American neighborhoods to empower their community by creating free food programs, free clinics and more. The exhibit will feature over forty artists from the Bay Area and nationwide of all races. Celebrity supporters include Sway Calloway, Danny Glover, Danny Simmons and Fab 5 Freddy. The show is produced by SEPIA Art Collective. One of the curators of the successful group exhibit in 2014 in Los Angeles, Rosalind McGary describes the inspiration behind the show, “This is the right time, and maybe our last chance, to thank these men and women for their sacrifices, for the heavy burdens they took on in their youth, and for the lifetimes of service that often followed, for our sake.”

About the exhibit: ICONIC: Black Panther is multi-city fine art exhibit. Each city will host a curated exhibit featuring primarily local artists along with internationally renowned artists and original art from founding Black Panthers. This art exhibit celebrates the iconic role of the Black Panther party in American History over the past 50 years. Oakland, California is the birthplace of the party and is the location of the inaugural exhibit. Confirmed artists include: Emory Douglas, Dr. Samella Lewis, Tarika Lewis, Bugsy Malone, Kristine Mays, James Gayles, Karen Seneferu, Fab 5 Freddy and Pablo Cristi. The opening reception is Friday, October 7th. Several community events are planned throughout the month: October 15th, “Teaching Party History to the Next Generation” round table moderated by Dr. Ula Taylor and Dr. Rickey Vincent of UC Berkeley; October 22nd “Political Prisoners and the Vanguard Panthers”, a Panther round table discussion, confirmed participants include Hank Jones of the San Francisco 8, Michael McCarty of Chicago Panthers and Robert Johnson of the Compton Panthers; November 4-6 closing weekend festivities. A portion of the proceeds go to the artists and Black Panther alumni in need and their families. The exhibit and programming is produced by SEPIA Art Collective in partnership with Ankh Marketing and the East Oakland Youth Development Center at the American Steel Studios, 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, California 94607. The show is being curated by McGary and Kelly Paschal-Hunter.

For more information about the show visit www.facebook.com/sepia-collective. For media inquiries contact April Rushing, 310-987-7318 or April@RushingMedia.com.

Sepia Collective is a Los Angeles based art collective that produces and partners on social art exhibits and projects. For more information about the show visit www.facebook.com/sepia-collective

Venue: American Steel Studios

Location: 1960 Mandela Parkways, West Oakland

Feminism is Politics

Start date: September 28, 2016

End date: November 23, 2016

Feminism is Politics

photo: Regina José Galindo, ¿Quién puede borrar las huellas? 

/ Who Can Erase the Traces?, 2003, Guatemala City. Photo by José Osorio.


Feminism
Is Politics!
is an inquiry into what is conceptualized byfeministsand queer/lesbians in the 21st century as NewFeminism. The exhibition features video, performance works and art activism that address thefeminist position in action and redefine the notion of “political” within the new millennium’s paradigm of uncertainty and precarity.

 

Artists include:

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz; Bureau of Melodramatic Research; Melanie Cervantes; Regina José Galindo; Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya); Victoria Lomasko; Liza Morozova; Mujeres Públicas; Tanja Ostojić; YES! Association /Föreningen JA!; Anna Zvyagintseva

Venue: Pratt Institute

Location: 144 West 14th Street, New York 10011

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Start date: September 26, 2016

End date: October 29, 2016

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Curator’s statement

“Women’s Rights Are Human Rights:
International Posters advocating an end to gender-based inequity, violence and discrimination.”
Organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick

“Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” is a very fitting title for an exhibition of Women’s rights and advocacy posters, as it is a term used in the women’s rights movement and was the title of an important speech given by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. In her speech, Hillary Clinton suggests that “if the term ‘women’s rights’ were to be interchangeable with the term ‘human rights’ the world community would be a better place because human rights effect the women who raise the world’s children, care for the elderly, run companies, work in hospitals, right for better education and better health care.”

Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

In many cultures women have very little control over their own bodies, with female sexuality being largely controlled and defined by men in patriarchal societies. Sexual violence committed by men is often rooted in ideologies of male sexual entitlement, and these systems grant women very few legitimate options to refuse sexual advances. This entitlement can take different forms, depending on the culture. Human rights and women’s rights are violated every single day as the rape and brutality of women is used as an instrument of armed conflict. Women and children make up a large majority of the world’s refugees. And when women are excluded from the political process, they become even more vulnerable to abuse.

This exhibition features over 60 posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing sexual and reproductive rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment and participation in society. These poster images challenge religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize or restrict women from achieving their fullest potential; these images argue for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, empowerment of women, and achievement of equality between women and men that fosters societal stability and human dignity.

The exhibition will have its official premiere in the President’s Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, September 26 – October 29, 2016. A smaller selection of the posters will be on display at the Bienal Internacional Del Cartel En México, being held in San Luis Potosi, September-October 2016. A special advance showing of this exhibition was held at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan in May 2016.

Venue: President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Location: 621 Huntington Ave, Boston 02115

Website: https://www.posterpage.ch/exhib/ex344wom/ex344wom.htm