We Rise Up From The Earth

We Rise Up From The Earth

In September I worked on a series of three screen prints for an artist exchange project that I have been part of this year. The exchange has taken me across the United States, Guatemala and Colombia totaling five weeks of traveling with a group of 20 artists, 14 of...

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Supply & Demand: The Hollow Magic of Shepard Fairey

This is a great article about Shepard Fairey's recent exhibition "Supply and Demand" at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh that was posted on the Just Seeds blog by Shaun Slifer. [Full disclosure - the author of this article has been employed multiple times in the...

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Poster for National Domestic Worker Congress

Poster for National Domestic Worker Congress

"Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a dual mission of personal transformation and community power. Creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality, MUA empowers and educates our members through...

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New Print by Melanie at Self Help Graphics

New Print by Melanie at Self Help Graphics

Melanie completed a new screen print at Self Help Graphics working with Master Printer Jose Alpuche. Here is a little about the print from Melanie: I created a portrait of Rigoberta Menchú Tum, a Quiche-Maya from Guatemala in order to lift up a woman who has helped...

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Innercity Struggle 15th Anniversary Print

Innercity Struggle 15th Anniversary Print

I designed and printed this poster for Innercity Struggle's 15th Anniversary, this is the second print I've designed for them and hope to make many more in the future. ICS has been very important to their community and like many others was very proud of them when they...

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The Post-Human Society 6.9

Corpo/Ilicito: The Post-Human Society 6.9 at counter pulse in SF. We had the opportunity to see the performance by Guillermo Gomez Peña and Violeta Luna and others from la Pochanostra. It was pretty brutal, I had a worry that Luna would hurt herself, she was extreme,...

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Guatemala

Guatemala

This Summer has been crazy, it started in May with a three week trip through the U.S. with Latino and Indigenous artist from New York, Oaklahoma, Guatemala, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador. The trip was part of a artist exchange titled SALPICA, it was organized by ITD...

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Thank you Summer Open Studios attendees

Thank you Summer Open Studios attendees

We want to thank everyone who came out to support us during our Open Studio. Without the support of people in the community who collect our work, give it as gifts or get it for their organizations we wouldn't be able to keep doing what we do. Everything that Dignidad...

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Art Jam: “Ink and Paper” Next Weekend

Art Jam: “Ink and Paper” Next Weekend

Taller Tupac Amaru -Summer Open Studio because "culture contains the seed of resistance which blossoms into the flower of liberation" Prints! Radical Art! TShirts! Books! Printmaking Demos! Live Art and More! July 11 & 12 2009 at 11:00am-6:00pm   Taller Tupac...

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Melanie talks about Post-Chicano Art

Rio Yañez recently did a short interview with Melanie, Rio posted it on his blog and I am reposting here for all to see. From Rio's Blog: I got a chance to hang out and interview artist Melanie Cervantes about her work, opinions on Post-Chicano art, and her upcoming...

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Youth in DF

Youth in DF

I ran into this article (on Intersections) about youth in Mexico DF getting into Tektonik movement that started in the immigrant suburbs of France. Learn more here.  

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