HERE NOW

40 th Anniversary of The MCCLA

Opening reception: May 5th, 2017| 7:00-9:00pm. $5 entry fee.

Main and Inti-Raymi galleries 2nd floor
Exhibit dates: May 5th, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Here Now: Where We Stand celebrates the 40 th Anniversary of The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), founded in San Francisco in 1977 as a result of social struggles for greater equality in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition honors this history and MCCLA’s role in providing previously under-recognized artists with an alternative space to present their work.

In recognition of this history, Here Now: Where We Stand showcases how art media, images, and texts may serve as a means of personal and social aesthetic engagement and trans-cultural communication, and as vehicles for historical and contemporary cultural discourses, aimed at an expanded redefinition of ”American” art in global dialogue.

Alexandra Blum, Victor Cartagena, René Castro, Elizabeth Catlett, Giuseppe Dezza, Doyle Foreman, Art Hazelwood, Oscar Frias, Juan R. Fuentes, Andrea Gomez, Ester Hernandez, Mildred Howard,Yolanda Lopez, Gera Lozano, Geri Montano, Jim Nikas, José Guadalupe Posada, Calixto Robles, Patricia Rodriguez, Michael Roman, Jos Sances, Marsha Shaw, Carrie Mae Weems, Marianna Yampolsky, René Yañez, Berkeley High School Arts and Humanities Academy, San Francisco Poster Syndicate and The Great Tortilla Conspiracy. Curated by: Anthony Torres

Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Guest speakers: Art Hazelwood, Juan R. Fuentes,Yolanda Lopez, and Jos Sances moderated by Anthony Torres

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