Category Archive: Opinion

From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson Protest Exhibition

From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson Protest Exhibition

From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson Protest Exhibition May 1 through June 10, 2016 Self Help Graphics & Art in partnership with Social Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), the …

 

Democratizing Food in Boyle Heights

Democratizing Food in Boyle Heights

From a paper written by Prof. Enrique C. Ochoa February 2014, Democratizing Food Policies: Community Activists and Reclaiming Mexicana/o Food Cultures and Health in Boyle …

 

Introspection

Introspection

After having attempted every avenue available in the United States to find success, the racism that prevails appeared at the end of each path for …

 

Another Kind of Woman

Another Kind of Woman

I had been approached to participate in the white feminists movement of the late 1960s and 1970s–including the new women art movements in California, but …

 

báwrdər

báwrdər

In 2007 I made a short film on the Tijuana side of the San Diego border. I called it báwrdər, the phonetic pronunciation of the …

 

2014!

2014!

  2014 has already started off with a bang.  I have been extremely busy (as usual) with the woes of 2013 in a far distance.  Money …

 

Drive-by Artists

Drive-by Artists

Candle, watercolor. My art circle defines a Drive-by Artist as someone who invades a community or exposes a subject’s life for the sole purpose of creating …

 

Pray

Pray

 

 

When Art Makes You Go Mad

When Art Makes You Go Mad

A few days ago I was reading a blog on how to approach Los Angeles, from a writer that no longer lives here. The writer …

 

Take-out Poetry

Take-out Poetry

When the laundromat becomes a stage There is a series of spontaneous poetry readings happening on the northeast side of LA.  Last night I went to …

 

On Hero Worship

On Hero Worship

Self Portrait of John Valadez Last night was artist Raul Baltazar’s 40th birthday house party. His circle of friends range from 20 to 60, each in …

 

Anarchist Book Fair 2012

Anarchist Book Fair 2012

The 4th Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Book Festival took place this year at Barnsdall Park (September 8, 2012). For the last 3 years I wanted …

 

The Zen of Curating

The Zen of Curating

  Curating an art exhibit is exciting and some days, stressful.  Merging many artists into one anything is a feat.  You’ve heard of the difficult tortured artist? …

 

Sketchbook Tour

Sketchbook Tour

sketchbooksketchbook I’m part of a nation-wide sketch book tour traveling across the US from April – November 2012.  It is being organized by Art House Co-op …

 

Asi Es El Mundo . . . .

Asi Es El Mundo . . . .

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