Events & Exhibitions

 

Exhibitions

Serigrafía: 
Silkscreens from California’s Latino/a Printmaking Community

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex

Prison Nation - San Bernardino Valley College

CSPG posters are also featured
in the following Exhibitions

Passing Time: 50 Years of Exhibition

¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice

LA Starts Here!

Health is a Human Right

Events

See photos from International Women's Day
Women Against Repression & Occupation:
Art, Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War

 
CSPG Exhibitions

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) created this traveling poster exhibition highlighting more than twenty boycotts from the 1950s to the present. 

Boycott is traveling to dozens of venues around the U.S. The schedule is being organized by AFSC. See dates below.

Link to photos of the exhibit at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA

This exhibition was funded in part by the American Friends Service Committee, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Boycott!
The Art of Economic Activism

April 21 – 25, 2014
Guilford College
5800 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

 

May 1 - 28, 2014
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
403 E. Main Street
Durham NC  27701

 

May 8 - June 8, 2014
Mercado La Paloma
3655 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007

www.mercadolapaloma.com

Prison Nation:
Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex

Prison Nation is on the road... from Stockton to Fresno, Los Angeles to San Diego and San Bernardino..
See current schedule below!

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex features powerful posters from artists, activists, and organizations around the country and the world that cry out against the devastating impact of mass incarceration and rapidly growing prison industrial complex (PIC).

The United States has the largest prison population in the world-over 2.3 million people behind bars. The U.S. has only 5% of the world's population yet we have 25% of the world's incarcerated population.

The posters in Prison Nation cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, racism, access to education and health care, the growing rate of incarceration, slave labor, divestment, privatization, torture, and re-entry into the community. They show the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.

Over two years, CSPG is traveling Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex, to a minimum of six locations in the San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire, a project funded by the James Irvine Foundation, California Arts Council, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Since January 2013, Prison Nation has been on display in Merced, Riverside, Stockton, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego and will soon be installed Occidental College and Valley College in San Bernardino.

Prison Nation Gallery Guide.pdf

Link to photos of Prison Nation activities below:

See Installation shots at U.C. Merced Kolligian Library on CSPG facebook

ART & PROTEST: Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex See January 24 photos on CSPG facebook

CHOWCHILLA FREEDOM RALLY!
See photos of Prison Nation displayed at the January 26 Freedom Rally photos on CSPG facebook

May 17, 2013 ART & PROTEST: Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex--a symposium at UC Riverside sponsored by Inland Empire Outside the Cage.

May 25, 2013 Prison Nation exhibition tour and poster making workshop at Division 9 Gallery in Riverside.

June 24, 2013 Prison Nation Installation in Stockton

October 26, 2013 - Prison Nation Exhibition Tour & Poster Making Workshop - Fresno, CA

October 27, 2013 - Prison Nation
Educational Forum & Panel Discussion - Fresno, CA

November 4, 2013 - ART & PROTEST:
Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex

Educational Forum & Panel Discussion - LMU

November 13, 2013 - Prison Nation Exhibition Tour & Panel Discussion - UCSD - San Diego

See Photos of Prison Nation at
International Women's Day Event

March 8 2014

Prison Nation
Gallery Guide.pdf







This project is funded by the James Irvine Foundation

and the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.



ART & PROTEST:
Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex

April 15, 2014
10am-6pm

San Bernardino Valley College
Business Conference Center B-100


Program

10am – Exhibition Tour
11am – CURB Presentation by Diana Zuniga
11:30am – Key Note Joseph Farias
Noon Reception


12:30 – 2:15 Panel Discussion
Diana Zuniga (CURB)
Geri Silva (FACTS)
Tanisha Denard (YJC
Ernest Shepard (Fair Chance Project)
Daletha Hayden (California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement)
Kaelyn Doyle (All of Us or Nove SBVC)

2:30pm – 6pm
Poster-Making Workshop


Panelists will include representatives from: All of Us or None, California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement, Critical Resistance, CURB, the Fair Chance Project, and the Youth Justice Coalition

For more information: kaelyndoyle@gmail.com; cspg@politicalgraphics.org

Prison Nation:
Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex

April 15, 2014
10 am – 6 pm

San Bernardino Valley College
Student Center Bldg. CC142
April 14-24, 2014



SerigrafíaSilkscreens from California’s Latino/a Printmaking Community

January 19— April 20, 2014  

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Serigrafía surveys the powerful tradition of information design in California's Latino community, featuring thirty influential silkscreens from the 1970s to the present. Created at and distributed by artist-led collectives, or centros, the works in the exhibition explore subjects such as the Viet Nam war, United Farm Workers grape boycott, U.S. intervention in Central America and the Caribbean, and the Iraq War.  Recent work includes marriage equality and the Occupy Wall Street Movement.  All were conceived to provoke, protest, and praise.  Occupying the formal ground somewhere between mass media and art object, they have often been relegated to the margins of display and critical reception more due to their political content, than for their aesthetics.

For information about more public programming, please visit: 
http://www.pmcaonline.org/calendar.htm

Link to Interview with
Carol A. Wells on Serigrafía

 

Serigrafía was organized by Exhibition Envoy from collections throughout California, including the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.  It is funded by the James Irvine Foundation.

CSPG Posters are Featured in the Following Exhibitions

¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice

April 10‒July 7, 2014

Plaza de Cultura y Artes:501 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

CSPG's posters are featured in the first exhibition to examine the pivotal role Dolores Huerta played in the fight for the rights of farm workers; and in the founding, with César Chávez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW). The exhibition includes approximately 120 serigraphs, posters, drawings, and documentary photographs that chronicle Huerta's life and this important struggle, as well as her ongoing work as an influential labor and human rights activist.

Huerta views art as an important catalyst in movements for change. She has been the subject and source of inspiration for works by many artists. The early involvement of Teatro Campesino in the fields and posters by artists supporting the organizing efforts of the UFW are on view, as well as contemporary pieces that address issues Huerta continues to work to impact: violence against women, human and civil rights, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, and immigration.

http://www.lapca.org

Passing Time:
50 Years of Exhibitions

March 13 – April 24, 2014

The Art Gallery at Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
818-778-5536

https://www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html

LA Starts Here!

January 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

http://www.lapca.org/

Health is a Human Right

September 28, 2013 - April 25, 2014

David J. Sencer
Centers for Disease Control Museum
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30333      

This exhibition examines some historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity for all in the U.S. We know that “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential
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