Dignidad Rebelde will once again be participating in the Holiday Mercado: Vendor Pop-Up y más at La Peña in Berkeley.
Come find the perfect handcrafted gifts for your loved ones this holiday season at La Peña’s annual Holiday Mercado!
Over 30 local vendors will be selling beautiful handcrafted goods, as well as unique imports from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia and beyond!
There will also be traditional foods for sale! So come hungry and bring the entire family!
Make sure you check out our partner organizations’ table!
Amazon Watch: Protect the Amazon Rainforest and its peoples by purchasing jewelry and crafts from the Amazon and Amazon Watch t-shirts from their table!!!!
WHEN: Sunday, December 1, 2019
COST: FREE! (Bring cash for food, art, and crafts vendors)
WHERE: La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA
(Located just TWO blocks from Ashby Bart Station)
Artists: Sadie Barnette, Demian DinéYazhi´, Patrick Martinez, Dylan Miner, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dignidad Rebelde, Jerome Reyes
As we create space for community and reflection, we invite you to join us in acknowledging that we are on unceded traditional homeland of the Yelamu and Ohlone Ramaytush peoples who have stewarded this land throughout generations. We pay tribute to indigenous elders past, present, and future.
Southern Exposure presents Solidarity Struggle Victory, a contemporary appraisal of one of the Bay Area’s most revolutionary contributions to the world: the right to learn about ourselves. This exhibition showcases six artists and one collective whose diverse practices reflect the region’s legacy of critical engagement, radical activism and the ethos of solidarity, self-determination, and emancipatory education. Solidarity Struggle Victory commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the country’s first ever College of Ethnic Studies, established at San Francisco State College in 1969, ushering in a national movement for the transformation of higher education. Beginning in November 1968, the Black Students Union and the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) organized a student strike joined by faculty, staff, and community members to protest systemic racism and overall disregard for the concerns of indigenous students and students of color. The months-long struggle formed in solidarity among Black, indigenous, and people of color and their allies demanded greater access and diversity in students and educators and revised curriculum that included the histories of all people. In the fall of 1969, the College of Ethnic Studies welcomed students in its four founding departments: American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Black Studies, and La Raza Studies. The new College cemented the era’s newfound recognition for the intellectual, artistic, and cultural contributions of Black, indigenous peoples and people of color throughout the nation. In conjunction with the exhibition, E.M. Wolfman Bookstore will curate a selection of books and texts that engage with radical education, pedagogy, social justice, and other related themes which will be available to purchase or browse. An exhibition catalogue will be produced in collaboration with Sming Sming Books.
Melanie Cervantes, La Lucha Sigue Sigue, 2010. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo
In 2010, one of the greatest living Mexican printmakers—Artemio Rodriguez—created a portfolio of linoleum block prints to mark the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. These brilliantly contrasting black and white prints include portraits of prominent figures on both sides of the struggle. The artist’s portrait of dictator Porfirio Diaz and the Eurocentric nature of his rule strikingly contrasts the portrait of the great revolutionary leader, Emiliano Zapata, on horseback in rural Mexico with small farms and mountains in the background.
Complementing Rodriguez’s portfolio will be prints from the McNay’s extensive collection of portraits of Zapata. This group will include works by contemporary artists whose portraits of the revolutionary are a testament to Zapata’s enduring legacy in the social, political, and cultural life of Mexico. Some of the prints in this selection are new acquisitions on view for the first time ever.
This exhibition is organized for the McNay Art Museum by Lyle W. Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions.Additional funding is provided by the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series and the William Randall Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs.
This event brings together an interdisciplinary and multinational group of scholars, artists, and activists to generate dialogue on the impact of capitalist globalization on diverse spaces and peoples and the transformative futures envisioned from these spaces.
A workshop, led by directors of Global South centers, will be dedicated to the discussion of program building, curriculum, and the advancement of the field of Global South Studies.
This event is funded through the Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry, Page-Barbour Workshops, Alderman Library, Americas Center, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures, Mcintire Department of Art, Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Gráfica América presents works by artists representing print shops, publishing houses, and artist collectives from throughout the United States, México, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The exhibition celebrates the collaborative spirit of printmaking through historical prints and publications as well as contemporary traditional and experimental works made in collective studios and workshops established by Latin American and Latinx printmakers.
Gráfica América, is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art and is curated by Gabriela Martínez, MOLAA Curator of Education and Rogelio Gutiérrez, Professor of Printmaking at Arizona State University – School of Art.
Royal Chicano Air Force Celebrating 49 years of serving community
Xicanx Futurity focuses on the work of five Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Felicia Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, and Melanie Cervantes. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers Indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x Art.
Guest Curators: Carlos Jackson, Associate Professor & Chair, Chicanx Studies, UC Davis, Maria Esther Fernandez, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art and Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor Chicanx Studies, UC Davis
One of the great myths about such important social developments as the Chicano movement is that they are progressive on all fronts. However, many Chicanas, especially Chicana artists, have been excluded. This exhibition focuses solely on Chicana artists, many of whom have had to fight to make their voices heard. The artworks in this exhibition, all generous gifts of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, include works by Judy Baca, Melanie Cervantes, Patssi Valdez, Barbara Carrasco, Ester Hernandez, Alma Lopez, and others.
Comida es Medicina considers the topic of food justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. This group exhibition contests white supremacy by uplifting the knowledge, traditions, and practices of immigrant and indigenous members of our communities in relation to food, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Mother Earth.
The exhibition consists of a wide variety of artistic forms, including paintings, screenprints, videos, zines, sculptures, installation, and mixed media. The exhibition will extend to Galería’s Digital Mural Project, Galería, and Studio 24.
The selected works demonstrate the diverse ways that contemporary Latinx artists uplift indigenous and immigrant food knowledge, while also providing a powerful critique of the exploitation embedded in the current foods systems. Several of the pieces provide a pointed critique of the greedy underside of agribusiness, gentrification, appropriation, and the genetic modification of our sacred corn. Taken as a whole, the pieces in the show powerfully represent the multiple ways our communities are creating bold visions of food justice, decolonization, and community healing.
The works exhibited in Studio 24 are interactive pieces produced by artists from various immigrant communities. This art encourages the viewer to draw connections between their own food memories and other communities’ experiences of longing, belonging, and exclusion.
This exhibition is co-curated by Suzy González and Luz Calvo, with support from the Galería staff. Comida es Medicina is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.
Opening reception date: August 11, from 6pm – 9pm!
Image: Maíz by Federico Cuatlacuatl