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Awareness Raising Art Exhibitions in Memphis TN at Christian Brothers University

Karen Francis

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March 27th, 2019 - 07:11 PM

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Awareness Raising Art Exhibitions in Memphis TN at Christian Brothers University

(Memphis) Christian Brothers University in Memphis hosts now three art exhibitions on the subject of migration and inclusion among diverse cultures. The traveling Yancy Villa-Calvo: Barrier Free participatory installation is THIS WEEK ONLY March 25-29 in the Buckman Quad. More details at: www.barrierfreeart.org
Also, in the Beverly + Sam Ross Gallery (downstairs in the Plough Library) is an exhibition of Migration Now-- somewhat radical woodblock poster prints addressing migrant issues. And in the gallery foyer, find a presentation of impressive works by American Vanessa Gonzalez. Free admission.
The statement provided at the exhibit about Migration Now includes the following: "In addition to the members of Justseeds (like Mexican Anarchist block-print and muralist, Santiago Armengod, Bay-Area Xicana activist and printmaker, Melanie Cervantes, curator and propagandist, Josh MacPhee, and Indigenist University of Michigan professor, Dylan Miner), participating artists include former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas, Undocumented DREAM Act agitators, Julio Salgado and Felipe Baeza, organizers, street-art provocateurs, and culture workers from across North America. More than half of the participating artists are members of the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative."
Vanessa Gonzalez exhibition of Mi Casa es Your House "is a printmaker that uses a lot of mix media in her art work. She was born in Laredo Texas, and raised in Leon Mexico. Gonzalez was always exposed to Latino art and culture, which inspired her . . . Vanessa is currently living in Memphis TN where she earned her Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Memphis College of Art and is an Elementary School Art teacher at a charter school. Vanessa's work has been exhibited not only in the United States but also internationally in Mexico, Australia and Germany."

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