April 16, 2014 at 04:19 PM | Permalink
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April 15, 2014 at 03:15 PM | Permalink
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Two printmaking professors from the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Art—in collaboration with Bay Area artists and youth groups—will be using a two-ton steamroller to press seven-foot-long woodcarvings covered with cloth for “Carving Through Borders,” a printmaking event to be held this Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in San Franciscos Mission District outside Paul Mullowney Studio, 931 Treat Avenue.
The art is focused on the theme of migration, and will be part of the 42nd annual Southern Graphics Council International Conference, and open to the public. The faculty members, Holly Greenberg and Dusty Herbig—along with six graduate and three undergraduate students—are collaborating with me and Culturestrike to coordinate this event.
March 25, 2014 at 03:10 PM | Permalink
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This coming Tuesday, February 25, I'll be giving a presentation about my art practice in creating powerful and unapologetic art pieces. I''ll be sharing snippets of Migration is Beautiful, the recent documentary highlighting some of my creative projects.Following this presentation, CSREA will host a closing reception for the art exhibition CultureStr/ke. This collection of posters by various artists explores different aspects of the immigrant experience, from the criminalization of migrants through deportation to the undocumented and queer intersectionality. The presentation is taking place in the meeting Room (2nd Floor), Brown RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street. I'm excited to hang out with fans/friends old and new.
February 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM | Permalink
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December 9, 2013 at 03:32 PM | Permalink
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I want to thank all of you who have supported me this year from the bottom of my heart. I get messages on FB, twitter and Tumblr from folks who have been inspired by my art and presentations and I'm constantyly left speechless from messages like that. When folks share that kind of positive energy with me, it's what keeps me going throughout the year. I can't thank you, my fans and supporters enough for inspiring me to keep doing the work that I'm doing.
If you've been thinking of picking up a print, poster or migration is beautiful shirt for yourself or for someone else, now is the time to take advantage of the discount and treat yo self!! In addition, I'm taking international orders as well !!
December 2, 2013 at 02:34 PM | Permalink
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Once a year, I open up my studio and show off a raw and unedited collection of my recent works. This year, I am trying something new. I will create an interactive and multidisciplinary experience, facilitated by members of my family, my close friends, and myself.
You can expect to find:
• limited edition prints & posters
• calendars, note cards, & books
• limited edition shirts & dresses
• nourishing & invigorating soup
• a peak at Favianna’s new print studio
• 80’s retro beats + Salsa
• my amazing mom hosting the gathering
DJs: Torrance Rogers and Dave 'Davey D' Cook. Also, this year, 25% of proceeds from all art sales will benefit CultureStrike, an arts organization that I co-founded 3 years ago. Leveraging the power of arts and culture, CultureStrike works toward a society that recognizes and embraces migration and the migrant experience.
For info, send an email to email@example.com
November 18, 2013 at 03:16 PM | Permalink
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Making my way to Chicago next week to do some presentations and workshops. I'm doing a week long series of events and workshops presented by the Chicago Public Library in partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The workshops and presentations are all free and open to the public. You can see the full list of events below.
MONDAY 11/11 6:00pm - 8:00pm Community potluck and art swap at Hyde Park Dacha 1213 East 53rd Street #3W Chicago, IL 60615 Join local artists, activists, and friends as we welcome Favianna to Chicago. Bring a dish and some artwork to share as we reimagine the domestic sphere as a space for creative exchange. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - RSVP REQUIRED email firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________________________________________________________________
TUESDAY 11/12 12:00pm - 1:30pm "Art is a Hammer: Making Your Own Food Justice Poster" at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607
Favinanna will present her graphic work that engages issues of land use, sustainability, and food justice. Participants will be led in an activity to create their own posters related to local or national campaigns and demands for responsible, equitable and ethical practices within the food movement. This workshop is open to the public and limited to the first 35 participants who enroll. Please visit: http://artisahammer.eventbrite.com to register for meal and workshop.
4:00pm - 5:30pm YOUmedia Art and Justice Presents: A Teen Workshop Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia 400 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605 Learn from interdisciplinary artist Favianna Rodriguez how to develop visually engaging media for social justice campaigns with tools and resources at YOUmedia @CPL.
Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia FREE AND OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
6:30pm Albany Park Theatre Project: Art, Activism and Migration Join interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer Favianna Rodriguez, Albany Park Theatre Project ensemble members and Artistic Director David Feiner for a look at where immigrant rights intersect with art. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605 FREE AND OPEN THE PUBLIC - NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED ________________________________________________________________________________
WEDNESDAY 11/13 3:00 - 4:30pm UIC Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center Join the Latino Cultural Center and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for an interactive presentation by artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez who will be presenting as part of the Zona Abierta visiting artist series 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2 Chicago, IL 60607-7028 6:00-7:00pm National Museum of Mexican Art Yollocalli Arts Reach Youth Program studio visit, artist talk and critique 2022 W Cermak Road Chicago, IL 60608 CLOSED SESSION FOR Yollocalli Students Only ________________________________________________________________________________
THURSDAY 11/14 2:00-4:00pm School of the Art Institute of Chicago During this workshop, we will be learning art's functionality as a tool to discuss critical issues that in turn empower people as they learn and apply knowledge as cultural producers. Through our own art-making and dialogue during this workshop, we hope to reach a better understanding of that process. Open to Art Education at SAIC 7:00-9:00pm SAIC Art Education Department at Hull-House FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ________________________________________________________________________________
FRIDAY 11/15 10:30-12:00pm Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Artist talk and studio critique on art as a form of civic engagement CLOSED SESSION FOR PACPRHS Students Only 1:00-3:00pm School of the Art Institute of Chicago For this particular session, we will be investigating the role of the artist in mobilizing community action through arts engagement. Points of investigation include meaningful collaborative work that develops over time and within different communities. How does social practice utilize social spaces as an opportunity for dialogue social media platforms to further the conversation? CLOSED SESSION for SAIC GFRY PubliCity Studio at SAIC 5:00-8:00pm Marwen Studio visits with students + public artist talk Verve: Guest Artist Series is a free public presentation series that extends Marwen’s commitment to educate and inspire through the visual arts into the larger community. 5:00-7:00pm - CLOSED for Marwen Students 7:00-8:ppm - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
November 5, 2013 at 03:16 PM | Permalink
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I've been in London the last few days and have been having a blast exploring and connecting with artist here, but I'm also doing a workshop with youth this Saturday !! It's being hosted by Refugee Youth, which is an org dedicated to breaking down isolation and combating alienation and despair amongst young refugees by supporting opportunities for development. The workshop is going to be during their fim festival, so if you're in London, come through !!
October 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM | Permalink
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Please join us for an evening of performance, art and tributes to long time San Francisco Mission artists and residents Yolanda Lopez and Rene Yanez. both have both been issued Ellis Act Evictions and are facing serious health issues. This fundraiser will help raise funds to help cover some of the lawyer, medical and moving expenses to help them get through this and resettle themselves.
Yolanda and Rene have made huge contributions to the Chicano art world and the uniqueness and beauty that so many of us love about the Mission and San Francisco. Please come out to celebrate these two amazing humans and help them fight this eviction and raise some funds to help them.
October 21, 2013 at 03:12 PM | Permalink
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I had the pleasure of being on the first LIVE broadcast of NPR's Latino USA this past weekend. I had a great time sharing with everyone what drives me to do art, my passion for the fight for immigrants rights and what has inspired me to do the work that I do with Culturestrike. You can listen to the full interview below.
October 21, 2013 at 02:46 PM | Permalink
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This Saturday I'll be at UC Santa Cruz for the 11th annual Practical Activism Conference. The line up of guest speakers and workshops going on at the conference touch on everything from enviromentalism, gun violence, feminism and soo much more. My workshop for the conference, "Do your Part Through Art" starts at 1 pm. I'll be talking about how to use art to transform and empower our communities to be more socially and politically active. And of course we'll be making plenty of art and butterflies during the workshop as well.
October 16, 2013 at 04:04 PM | Permalink
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This Sunday come get your passport stamped by me and 14 other amazing artist at "Passport 2013." This unique event allows the public a hands-on art collecting experience by bringing local artists to neighborhood venues where the buyers can “create” a limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized Moleskine “passport” notebook.
Walking throughout the Divisadero corridor from noon to 4 p.m., hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from local artists while discovering the small businesses that line the neighborhood.
Some of of the artist that'll be there include: Michael Arcega, John Bankston, Brian Barneclo, Claire Colette, Teraneh Hemami, Dana Hemenway,Sanaz Mazinani, Tahiti Pehrson, Ferris Plock, Sarah Smith, Josephine Taylor,Nate Van Dyke, Martin Venezky and William T. Wiley.
For more info, check out the San Fransisco Art Commission web site.
October 11, 2013 at 02:38 PM | Permalink
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October 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM | Permalink
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If you missed the Mun2 special, Hecho en America" when it premiered, or you don't have cable, the full episode is now online. I had a great time filming for it and the list of folks that were in the episode is a whose who of Latinos and Latinas. And just in case you were wondering, my boo Julio Salgado comes out at 7:18 and I come out at 23:40. Favi
October 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM | Permalink
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October 3, 2013 at 03:40 PM | Permalink
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On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
September 27, 2013 at 11:49 AM | Permalink
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I'm going to be at Austin Peay State University on starting October 1st through the 3rd for Hispanic Heritage Month. I'll be giving a Keynote speech on October 1 from 6-7pm in MUC Ballroom. My presentation will address cultural strategies through artwork and how it relates to immigration and economic justice, related through a Latina and people of color lens. The following day, there will be a hands on poster design workshop from 12-2pm in Trahern Printmaking Lab. I'll be facilitating a two hour hands on workshop where students can learn how to do poster design, and discuss what they need to think about while creating a poster. You can see the full schedule of events here.
September 25, 2013 at 04:13 PM | Permalink
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A small group of us from CultureStrike attended Burning Man on our own to host Migration Is Beautiful events, at a camp we joined called QUE VIVA BURNERS camp. Burning Man was super amazing!! I know many folks have doubts, but for creative people, Burning Man is an unforgettable experience. The Burning Man foundation gives out about $1 million annually in grants to artists, and they gave our camp a premier location, at 6:30pm and Esplanade, which is basically facing the Playa! (wow!)
Our workshop was a huge hit!! The Burning Man founders came over to say hi, and folks were raving about it. Other cool things in our camp included a furry blue ICE booth and a Tell Your Migration Story booth. Also, folks who shared their story got a Black Rock City Residency Card and we made it to the COVER of one of the Burning Man newspapers that gets distributed around Black Rock City (where the event takes place). Without a doubt,
I plan to return to Burning Man next year and am exploring ways to do a public art installation at the Playa. Can't wait for next year You can see pics from Burning Man 2013 here
September 10, 2013 at 03:04 PM | Permalink
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Justseeds along with Roger Peet and myself have curated an art project with the AFL-CIO. The AFL CIO is the umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 57 unions representing more than 12 million working men and women, and through art, we wanted to highlight different campaigns and the workers that make up the labor movement.
Please feel free to download and share any of the art work you see here. The AFL is currently hosting their quadrennial convention to continue the great work that they do and to keep unions in American growing. You can see all of the artwork featured at the convetion, after the jump....
September 9, 2013 at 03:49 PM | Permalink
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