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New World Border: ARTISTS RESPOND TO US/MEXICO BORDER WALL
Date Saturday March 12
Time 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLa Peña Cultural Center
Phone510-849-2568
Addresswww.lapena.org
Exhibition

New World Border
ARTISTS RESPOND TO US/MEXICO BORDER WALL

La Peña Cultural Center


La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
510-849-2568
http://www.lapena.org
March 3 – April 30
Reception: Saturday, March 12, 3:30-5:30 pm

The wall, now being constructed across the length of the US/Mexico border is like a knife cutting off neighbors, wildlife, indigenous people, and families. The wall is inflaming hatred and contributing to an atmosphere of vigilantism and oppression. While the US walls itself off from the world in the name of “security” what is it sacrificing? A group of artists respond to the wall with imagery from a variety of viewpoints.

This touring exhibition begins at La Peña Cultural Center from March 3 – April 30, with a reception on Saturday, March 12, 3:30-5:30. La Peña Cultural Center is located at 3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705. 510-849-2568 ext 14. La Peña theater gallery is open Monday - Friday 10 - 4 and by appointment. http://www.lapena.org

The artists represent a wide cross section of approaches to the printed image, from esteemed Latino Poster Movement artist Malaquias Montoya, to Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, Kearny Street Workshop icon Nancy Hom, New York political illustrator Frances Jetter, co-founder of the California Indian Art Movement, Frank LaPena, as well as powerful work by many other artists.

The wall is destroying and dividing families, communities, eco-systems, and indigenous lands. The wall is part of a national move towards increased militarization of all aspects of society. The time to speak out against it is now.

Exhibit organizers:
Francisco Dominguez, Art Hazelwood, Doug Minkler
Added to the calendar on Friday Mar 11th, 2011 4:19 PM
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