Cover | Juan R. Fuentes
Maya, 2011 (woodcut). Juan R. Fuentes is a cultural activist, artist, and printmaker who has dedicated his art to supporting and being part of a global movement for social change. His work addresses issues relating to local communities of color, social justice, and international struggles for liberation. His early poster art is now part of the Chicano Poster Movement. In 2007, he created Pajaro Editions, a printmaking studio that is part of Consejo Grafico, a national collective of Chicano/Latino printmakers that promotes printmaking traditions and works to sustain existing Chicano/Latino Talleres nationally. Juan's work is included in "Social Discourses: In Print" at the Richmond Art Center, which features his printmaking practice and private collection along with those of Bay Area artists Art Hazelwood, Jos Sances, and Jim Nikas to illustrate how printmaking engages people in social issues and the sharing of ideas. The exhibition addresses links between the practices and how printmaking has been used to create political solidarity, accessible political messages, and social change. This exhibition is free to the public and open Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm through Nov. 16 at the Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond. For more information call 510-620-6772 or visit RichmondArtCenter.org.
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