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in collaboration with the Cuervo Studios
and Bragg’s Pie Factory (Frontal Lobe Community Gallery)
Invite the public you to
A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE ON THE HISTORICAL MOVEMENT OF CHICANO AND INDIGENOUS MURALISM IN ARIZONA
April 4th through April 25th, 2014
Reception and Artists Talk: 3rd Friday April 18th, 2013 (6pm to 9pm)
Lecture Series/Conversation with Artists – starting at around 7pm
Location: Frontal Lobe Community Gallery (Bragg’s Pie Factory)
1301 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ
About the exhibit: The exhibition will showcase a contemporary perspective on the historical movement of Chicano and Indigenous muralism in Arizona. It will highlight some of the artists that have worked in Arizona since the 1970’s to present, and show some samples of their work and process. Through the exhibition, we hope to instill to the community a necessary need in developing or furthering historical contexts for artists at state and national levels.
Lecture Series: Muralism in America has transcended through the years, today graffiti/aerosol artists have charted their own place in contemporary public art. For many in the Mexican-American/Chicano community, muralism has been one of the main forms of public art in which social, political and creative expressions have been used to broaden popular likes and dislikes within communities.
On April 18th, we will be presenting as part of CALACA Lecture Series and with Cuervo Studios partnership, an evening of conversation with muralists (Veteran, Up-Coming and Current) who have contributed to the cultural development of Arizona. The lecture will explore a historical perspective of public art, the social implications, as well as the current renacimiento de el Movimento.
Artists participating in the exhibition are; Arizona Governor’s Artist Award recipients, Zarco Guerrero and Martin Moreno; nationally known artist Christina Cardenas; Valerie Aranda Georgia College and State University; Alex Garza lead artist of Las Artes recipients of 2008 National Governors’ Award (distinguished service to the arts); Alfred Quioroz Professor of Art U. A.; Angel Diaz member of Calle 16; Jim Covarrubias founding member of MARS & ARIZTLAN; Joseph SENTROC Perez Chicago; and Francisco ENUF Garcia Los Angeles.
Artist represent a national perspective of Muralismo from technique to content, purpose and direction.
PLEASE JOIN US!
Part of CALACA Community Gallery Initiatives
This exhibition is a partnership between CALACA, Cuervo Studios and the Frontal Lobe Community Gallery (Bragg’s Pie Factory). Want to be a sponsor? Contact CALACA at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.calaca.org
CALACA CELEBRATING OUR 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
in collaboration with the Willo North Gallery
accepting submissions for our next exhibition
A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PRESPECTIVE
ON THE BRACERO PROGRAM IN ARIZONA
May 2th through May 30th, 2014
Part of CALACA Community Gallery Initiatives
“CELEBRATING CALACA’S 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY”
***Important Dates and Information***
Receptions: 1st Friday May 2th (6pm to 9pm)
And 3rd Friday May 15th (6pm to 9pm)
Call to Submit for Exhibition: We are looking for contemporary art perspectives, historical artifacts, and family photos that relates to the “Bracero” experience. Specifically we are looking for artists whose direct relation to a bracero member, family, parents, or personal experiences can tell a story about this time in history. Only artists with this kind of personal connection to bracero experiences will be accepted. If interested, please submit a 100 word related statement, along with any kind of images that relates to the bracero experiences. In addition, we are looking for family pictures, artifacts, trade tools, and other items that may add to the exhibition experience for all visitors. The idea of this exhibition is for the public to see not only the art, but also broaden the historical concept of a farmworker, and what he or she used, lived, and went through with this kind of work, thus reflecting a community’s experience and history in mainstream America.
Exhibition Description: Through art, artifacts, photographs, publications, and possibly some oral histories, this exhibition will examined the experiences of the bracero workers, while providing some historical insight and context to today's debates on worker’s and immigration programs.
Submitting your art , artifacts, stories and photos to: CALACA P.O. Box 27312, Tempe, AZ 85285 and/or send to email@example.com via pdf, or jpeg format. For written material, send word format only. Please send return envelope with your address and required postage for any items that wished to be returned to you.
Deadline for inquiries, and submittals: April 16th, 2014.
We will notify all who submit work by: April 20th if you are accepted, and/or need to send us the work or deliver work and location.
Once accepted, deadline to deliver or mail work is: April 20th and 25th to gallery.
***If you are in the Phoenix area, you can deliver all work to the Willo North Gallery located at 2811 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ on april 26th and 27th from 10am to 1pm. Will only accept work on these days if you live in the Phoenix area or can personally deliver to us on those day. Otherwise please send before the April 25th.
Note: This exhibition is not intended to exhibit a whole picture of the Bracero era, but served as a platform for more in-depth study, research, or future exhibition. Because of gallery space limitations, we can will only accept the highest forms of art, artifacts, and personal items for this exhibition.
We thank you for your interest and hope this exhibition may reflect a brief story and contemporary view of a history that still needs to be told.
CALACA Curatorial and Art Committee.