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Coming Home: Prints by Juan R. Fuentes - Opening Reception

Date:
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
John Speyer
Email:
Phone:
831.425.2562
Location Details:
Alma Gifts & Culture
1705 Mission St (Hwy 1)
Santa Cruz
Alma Gifts & Culture is a gift store and cultural gallery on Santa Cruz’s Westside. It offers both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts from local Latino and Latin American artists.

Join us for the opening reception of "Coming Home: Prints by Juan R. Fuentes."

The exhibit “Coming Home” signifies a homecoming of sorts for master printmaker Juan R. Fuentes, who grew up in Watsonville, before moving to the Bay Area and becoming an internationally recognized artist.

The show’s gorgeous prints – featuring women of color & laborers – stand as the first solo exhibit by Mr. Fuentes in Santa Cruz County.

The exhibit runs through August 26.

Mr. Fuentes is currently the director of Misión Gráfica at the Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts in San Francisco. He helped define the Chicano Poster Movement in the 1970s, creating strikingly powerful posters documenting political/social concerns in California and calling for action on international issues, such as the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the San Francisco Mexican Museum.

In 2006 he co-curated the exhibit “Chicano Encounters,” a historical survey of Chicano Political Art that exhibited alongside Cheech Marin’s “Chicano Visions” at San Francisco’s de Young Muesum. Mr. Fuentes also held an artist-in-residence position at the de Young’s Kimball Gallery during that time.

Added to the calendar on Fri, Jul 6, 2007 2:49PM
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