San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents political posters and graphics by artists from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Dealing with current topics such as the Occupy movement, women’s rights, dream activism, and environmental issues, the exhibit will be an example of the ways that art can be used as a visual tool of protest.
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery (not the Agitprop space!)
Reception: Thursday, October 11, 5-7 pm
Chikle and Lalo Alcaraz talk:
7 pm, G101
Favianna Rodriguez talk: Monday, November 5, 9:30-11 am, H117-118
Lalo Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated Latino daily comic strip “La Cucaracha.” He has produced editorial cartoons for major newspapers and has been featured by Rolling Stone magazine.
Chikle is a San Diego artist who voices concerns related to immigration, the media and the environment. His work has been shown at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Lyceum Theatre, Centro Cultural de la Raza, Voz Alta, Alexander Salazar, The Spot, Roots Factory and Thumbprint Gallery.
Favianna Rodriguez is a celebrated printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland, California. Her vivid images reflect issues related to migration, the global community and civil rights. Rodriguez has exhibited her work at the Museo del Barrio (New York), de Young Museum (San Francisco), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and many others.
Oakland-based Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza create graphic works as the collaborative Dignidad Rebelde. They see art as a way to empower communities by expressing their struggles, dreams and visions.
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery is located at 7250 Mesa College Drive (D101) San Diego 92111 Gallery Hours: M – Wed 11– 4 pm and Thurs 11 – 8 pm. Closed on weekends, Fridays and school holidays.
FREE PARKING ON RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY IN THE FACULTY A LOTS!
DURING REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: You may purchase a permit for the visitor’s metered spaces located on the upper level on the south side of the street across from the flagpole. Or, if entering through Marlesta, purchase a $1.00 per hour permit from the machine by the information booth, to be used in the student lots.