Art by Juan R. Fuentes, Sueño de la Sirena, Linocut/serigraph, 28×24, 2010

This Saturday! Join us for the reception at a group exhibit we are part of in Richmond! Free!

Labor+a(r)t+orio Artists’ Reception
Reception: April 23,    2-5pm
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Labor + a(r)t + orio: Latin@ Arts in the Bay Area Now
Curated by Laura E. Pérez

The Bay Area has long been, and continues to be a laboratorio/laboratory for Latina/o artists from many communities, alongside the historic Chicana/o or Mexican American, to share and transform ideas from each other and from the myriad cultures of the area. This exhibition brings together artists from the late fifties through the present to engage notions of labor, art, and possibilities of speech/song (oratorio/oratory).

“Labor + a(r)t + orio: Bay Area Latin@ Arts Now” brings together artists from across generations and media to engage the present of labor, art, and the possibilities and speech/composition (oratory/oratorio) in this place (oratory) and time.

The featured artists are:Juana Alicia, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Jesus Barraza-Melanie Cervantes=Dignidad Rebelde, Juan Fuentes, Maya Gonzalez, Jean Pierre Larochette, John Jota Leanos, Yael Lurie, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Eugene Rodriguez, Favianna Rodriguez, Sandra Ortiz Taylor and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.