A portrait captures so much more than just a likeness. A portrait is a conversation. A creative collaboration between the subject and the maker. A portrait can tell a story, reveal a truth, or pose a question. From drawing and painting to sound, video, or sculpture — portraits can help us see or be seen in new ways.
Exhibit has been extending until Spring 2019.
The Chicano/a Studies Program, Latinx Artist-in-residence and The Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR) at the University of California, Berkeley presents celebrated artist Melanie Cervantes’ first solo exhibition. This exhibition will be presented on the third floor of the Shorb House from Thursday, April 5th through Friday, May 11th. This exhibition continues Chicano/a Studies Program commitment to the integration of the arts to its programming and welcomes UC Berkeley alumni Melanie Cervantes to help close out the academic year with a powerful selection of over 40 prints.
On February 8, 2019 I will be presenting a slideshow about my work and offering an opportunity for folks to visit my EXPANDED solo exhibit before it closes after a nine month run. The event will be from 5-7pm at the Latinx Research Center at UC Berkeley. 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Please note the exhibit is displayed up three flights of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. In light of this we will have a slide show playing on the first floor of the over 40 works in the exhibit. The first floor IS accessible.
20th Latino Art Now! (April 4, 2018 – May 19, 2018): A wonderful array of contemporary Latino art from the Bay Area and beyond. Auction proceeds support MACLA’s programs.
Artist Reception Friday March 30th, 6pm-10pm
Help us celebrate our fellow artists and makers! Spread good vibes and build community.
With a special live DJ set by Phesto Dee (Souls Of Mischief / Hieroglyphics), drinks, and horsd’oeuvres. Chat with some of your favorite artists here at E14! We can’t wait to see you there!
Local artists! Play Loteria for prizes!
Food and drinks!
Just in time for Valentine’s day!!!! Give your love art and handmade goodies from local artists!!!! Play Loteria for prizes! We will have snacks and drinks!
Loteria ticket sales will be donated to a young Oakland woman going to college! Come out and support!
Ana Maria Gallegos
Hijas De Maiz
La Ruca Arts
Las Adelitas Collective
Leslie DIME Lopez
Sugar High Art
Tu Tienda Azteca
The artwork of Emory Douglas, Melanie Cervantes and Favianna Rodriguez.
Using bold colors and high contrast images, the artists’ work reflects a broad range of human rights struggles. In pursuit of social justice, their art reflects their resistance in the struggle to create a new world.
One City One Book is San Francisco’s citywide book club.
In 2017, we’re reading Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr.
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Join Center for Political Education for Visualizing Revolution: Creating Visual Culture in a Time of Destruction featuring Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde.
From Mexican worker organizing in the 1930s to Third World revolutions or the present-day struggle to overthrow fascism in the US, strong art and inspiring images have been indispensable weapons for liberation movements. Join movement artist Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde for a timely conversation about the role of graphics and visual language in making revolution beautiful, irresistible, and achievable.