For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, (510) 981-7533
UNITED FARM WORKERS OCCUPIED DELANO
& Other Stories from Mi America, Drawings by Carlos Francisco Jackson
Berkeley, California (Monday, March 19, 2012) - Artist/ educator Carlos Francisco Jackson continues his series "Mi America" with large graphite drawings in an exhibition titled United Farm Workers Occupied Delano on display at the Addison Street Windows Gallery until the end of April.
Originally drawn as detailed studies and layouts for screen printed works, Jackson's pieces depict snapshots of the 1960's Civil Rights era when Mexican and Filipino farm workers went on strike in the vineyards of Delano, Afro American protest heated up in the urban north, and the eruption of domestic and international issues converged to radically transform American campuses, communities and culture. These images are cautionary provocations to recognize the dire state of our nation and world today.
Carlos Francisco Jackson is an assistant professor of Chicano Studies at U.C. Davis. He is also the first director of the community-based art workshop, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer and the author of Chicana and Chicano Art, a critical primer linking the contemporary Chicano Arts Movement to the revolutionary traditions of Mexican mural and print making.
Exhibits in the Addison Street Windows Gallery, located on Addison Street between Milvia and Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley's downtown Arts District, can be viewed 24 hours a day from the sidewalk, are free and wheelchair accessible. They are sponsored by the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission.
For more information, contact:
Carlos Francisco Jackson/ artist firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ann Merker/ Civic Arts Coordinator MMerker@CityofBerkeley.info
Greg Morozumi/ curator email@example.com