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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

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November 2014 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE |  Rainbow Power
The Late Morrie Turner's Wee Pals cartoons were ahead of their time.
By Rachel Trachten.

CULTURE | Arts, Events, and DiversionsMY GENERATION |  Keeping His Day Job
Law professor George "Big Harp" Bisharat grains blues traction.
By Lee Hildebrand.

|  Sanctuary Bistro
Gluten-free and vegan cooking rarely tastes as good as at this newcomer.
By Anneli Rufus.

The Kilduff File
|  J. Otto Seibold
The illustrator of the Mr. Lunch children's books talks publishing.
By Paul Kilduff

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Letters: reader responses to The Monthly’s stories

Be East Bay: an introduction to interesting people, places and events in your community

Critics Choice: highlights of this month’s happenings in art, theater, film, dance and music

Boutique Bazaar: distinctive small shops in the East Bay

Food for Thought: local caterers and food and wine purveyors

Dining Guide: a selection of East Bay restaurants

Marketplace Home: a catalog of services for your home and garden

Marketplace Services: a catalog of personal and creative services

Kartoon Korner: editorial cartoons to entertain and agitate

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