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MOMS, DADS & GRADS MERCADITO
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12 – 5pm
Music | Demos | Workshops
Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, 90033
Artisans and vendors include: Botanica del Barrio, Evillustrations, Farm Fresh To You, Sacred Earth Farms: Starseed Nursery, Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Xti Artisan, Yerberia Mayahuel y mas
The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 5PM
at Self Help Graphics: 1300 East 1st Street, Apachianga (Los Angeles), CA 90033
EXHIBITION RUN DATES
Saturday, May 13th – Saturday, June 10th
Honor The Earth in partnership with The California Endowment and Self Help Graphics & Art present The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth, an exhibition with a mission to raise awareness about issues affecting native people everywhere, and support social and environmental issues through a showcase of empowering Indigenous art from across the country. Art plays an important role in activism with the ability to wake people up. Through art this exhibition evokes emotion, shares stories, inspires and motivates, creating a catalyst for meaningful change. This exhibition is built on solidarity and as a reminder about the resiliency of native communities.
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AL NORTE Y P’ATRAS (NORTH AND BACK) EXHIBITION BY ÁLVARO DANIEL MÁRQUEZ
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 | 7PM TO 9PM | OPENING RECEPTION
EXHIBITION RUNS: MAY 18, 2017 TO JUNE 17, 2017
Al Norte y P’atras” (North and Back) presents a visual narrative of Mexican migration to the United States through a series of twelve hand-embellished, limited edition linocut prints. Using figurative expression and comics’ aesthetic grammar to tell the story of an undocumented Mexican farmer and his journey north, this project touches on various themes in current research on migration: the perils of the journey north, the use of technology to mediate familial relations across borders, the everyday rhythm of existence for some undocumented people, and the structural and historical factors that both push and pull migrants into the diaspora. In doing so, this show will challenge conventional distinctions between “high art” and vernacular/popular art, explore the relations between art and historical memory, and utilize visual narratives as a decolonial gesture. As part of this exhibition, visitors will be asked to participate in re-envisioning the chronology of migration through an interactive installation piece.