august 2016


Artwork by Ben Valenzuela

Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice

Curated by Abe Moya

August 6 - September 10, 2016

VIP Party: Saturday, August 6th 4-6pm
Public Reception: Saturday, August 6th 6-10pm
Music by Higgy & Martin

Closing Reception Sept 3rd 6-10pm
DJ: Yellow Blackbird

Special 'Art for All' Student Art Exhibition in our Project Gallery:
The Artwork in this exhibition was created by Corbin Family Resource Center youth while participating in OCCCA's "Art For All" (AFA) Arts Mentorship Outreach held at the Corbin Family Resource Center, (CFRC), in Santa Ana CA.. OCCCA's 2016 AFA Mentorship Outreach Program and AFA Youth Art Exhibition is sponsored by the Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

 


Abram Moya Jr, "Gang Injunctions-Modern day Concentration Camps"

 

The Reason for the exhibition "Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice" is to express feelings and ideas through art on issues in the Chicano/Latino community that feel neglected. Art is one way to express feelings about issues without going into the streets, as we have all seen in the news media. Many strides in the Chicano and Latino community have been made. However, there is much work to be done. From education, immigration, labor to fair compensation and labor of women in the workplace, and to address the overall historical injustices done to the Chicano and Latino. This exhibit is not to be negative but to educate and inspire to move forward towards a positive future. Art is just one avenue to reach that goal.

This exhibit will enrich and benefit the community by not only expressing issues but to show different art styles. The artists in the exhibition are young and old, male and female, Santa Ana residents and artists from the local area. By showcasing artists from diverse backgrounds and art styles giving them positive recognition for their creativity has rarely been shown in Orange County.

 


Emigdio Vasquez

 

Featured Artists

Emigdio Vasquez, Higgy Vasquez, Enrique Brito, Rosemary Vasquez Tuthill, Josh Correa, Abram Moya Jr., James Rocha, Jess, Benjamin, Valenzuela, Briyana Negrette, Gregg Stone, Marina Aguilera, Henry Godines, Cynthia Bustos, Matthew Barrios Southgate, Roger Reyas, Carlos Callejo, Maria Reyna, Ignacio Gomez, Federico Medina, Ricardo Duffy, Emerson Menjivar, Ronnie Ramos, Celestino Orozco, Guillermo Avalos,Jose Loza, Moises Camacho, Alicia Rojas,Cuezalin Rios, Armando Cepeda.
Music by Higgy and Martin

Unidos Venceremos

 

Matt Southgate

 

 

Exhibition Sponsor:

   
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