Oscar’s work will featured at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) for the Barrio Film Fest taking place in San Diego, CA. The reception is a benefit for The Roots Factory. The Roots Factory is a multipurpose community art space and artist collective located a few blocks from Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.
Pics of the staff at the Inner-City Arts Summer Creativity Camp staff appreciation wrap up party and Oscar printing shirts and green tote bags as thank you gifts.
Here it is. Proud to be part of a great list of amazing political and street artist that are involved with this project.
Self Help Graphics & Art has a long history of producing art that speaks out about many societal issues long before making it to the supreme court or prime time television. Civil Rights, farm workers rights, discrimination, discrimination due to sexual orientation and other issues in the LGBT community, women’s rights here in the U.S. and abroad, gentrification, the concentration of wealth, police brutality. These are just a few of the issues that have been addressed in the thousands of prints produced by some of the most important Chican@, Latin@ and Political artist at SHG in the past 40 years. I am honored to be part of such an important East LA institution, archive and to be exhibiting along side such great artist.
Here are some images of a piece I did this past Saturday. Not sure how much I can say about this project except that there are a lot of great people involved. I am really looking forward to seeing the end result.
This is a huge Pro-peace/Anti-War show. I will be instructing some stenciling workshops Sat-Sun @ 4:30. Come and support.
LA Vs. WAR II: Art for Peace in the Hope Era
Announces Final Programming, Artist Confirmations, Special Public Appearances,
Teach-Ins, Workshops & Musical Line-Up
(Los Angeles) – LA Vs. War II: Art for Peace in the Hope Era returns for three days from Sept. 9 -11, 2011 commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a massive group art exhibition in Downtown Los Angeles at The Vortex Philanthropic Space.
Artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?
Teach-ins will be held with LA Vs. War grassroots activist-partners Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Campaign to Rescind Special Order 11 and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in an effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities.
In the days leading up to the event, LA Vs. War organizers have confirmed two additional public peace murals by acclaimed street artists El Mac and Vyal. The group mural, “LA Madre Vs. WAR” by WERC, GERA, Contra and JC is currently running at the show’s venue.
Confirmed LA Vs. War II programming below, please see attached program for complete schedule and details.
Contributing Artist Line-Up:
Visual Art Gallery Curated by John Carr/Yo! Peace, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock, Self Help Graphics & Ad Hoc Art
Aamber Newsome, Abcnt, Adam Smith, Aise, Alexander Skramble, Alison Smith, Ando Pndlian, Army of One, Art Hazelwood, Asylm, Billy Davidson, Brianna Lengel Bail, Chase, Chaz Bojorquez, Christopher Wallace, Chuck Sperry, cojoco, Contra One, Cryptik, Deadmundo, DJ Lucha/Besos Not Bombs, Dog Byte, Dominique Domingez, Doran Dada, Doug Minkler, Eddie Colla, Edward Colver, Emory Douglas, Enik, Eriberto Oriol, Eyeone, Eyerie, Farzad Kohan, Favianna Rodriguez, Free Humanity, Garrison Buxton, Geraldine Lozano, Gilles d’Amecourt, Glenn Brooks, Graphonic, Guillermo Bert, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, James Bentley, Jesus Barraza, Joe Iurato, Joey Connolly, John Carlos De Luna, John Carr, John Fekner, Jon Paul Bail, Josh MacPhee, Juan Fuentez, Juana Alicia Araiza, Julio Salgado, Kaleb Arefaine, Krystine Kryttre, Kyle Goen, Lalo Alcaraz, Leba, Leo “CatZ” Limon, Leo Eguiarte, Leopoldo Pena, lilstickyrice, Louis Hennings, Lucky Bunny, Lydia Emily, Malaquias Montoya, Man One, Manny Torres, Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral, Mark of the Beast, Mas, Max Neutra, Mear, Melanie Cervantes, Michael Russek, Michelle Cohen, Mike “Maximum Fluoride” Fisher, Nino Rodriguez, Not My Goverment, Nuclear Winter, Orameh Bagheri, Oree Original, Oscar Magallanes, Overton Loyd, Paul Barron, Peace Be With You, Poli Marichal, Raymundo Hernandez-Lopez, Ricardo Duffy, Ricardo Estrada, Richard Sanchez, Robbie Conal, Ron Donovan, Rupert Garcia, Septerhed, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, Simba Russeau, Sonji Mariposa, Street Phantom, Tirso Araiza, Two Rabbits, Vyal, Werc, William Acedo, Winston Smith, Xochitl Cieve, Yem, Yuri Shimojo, Zoltron
Performance Artist Line-Up:
joebutoh sculptour Michael Datcher
Live Art Line-Up:
Live Art Curated by Crewest Gallery & Mobile Mural Lab
Jim Fonseca Lydia Emily
Video Artist Line-Up:
Curated by Kelly Fancher
Curated by ArtDontSleep & Dublab.com
Elephant & Castle
Inka One Hawthorne Headhunters
Marc deClive Lowe
& special guests.
Additional Programming Includes:
Live T-shirt Printing By: Hit+Run featuring peace and antiwar graphics
Peace Altar By: Ofelia Esparza and ZAN
Laser Graffiti By: Buff Laser 2000
Peace Photo Project By: Azul 213
Stenciling Demonstrations & Workshops By: Oscar Magallanes and Leo Limón
When: Friday, September 9th, 2011 – Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation
This is an all ages event
About LA Vs War II
LA Vs. WAR II is project that will live on past the September 2011 Los Angeles event under the name Vs. WAR. The show will evolve and travel to other cities bringing its unique model of creative resistance and collaboration to other communities. Originally organized out of the Yo! Peace poster show, the first LA Vs. WAR welcomed 6000 attendees and made a national impression.
LA Vs. WAR provides an exhibition platform for art activists to promote unity and education on issues of war, peace and social justice. The show promotes creative expressions from artists that inspire spirits and awaken minds. LA Vs. War uses the power of art as the very means of mobilizing communities to bring about change. Produced and Organzied by Estée Ochoa and John Carr of Yo! Peace.
MEDIA INQUIRIES & RSVP:
I was lucky enough to have been approached by Michelynn Woodard from Be the Change/Opportunity Nation about creating some journals and poster using images of inspirational people. They liked my Martin Luther King Jr. portrait and was commissioned to create 6 more to feature on the Posters used to help kick off and promote Opportunity Nation at the Roots Jam Session. Here are a few images of the finished posters.