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Gardeners of Belonging Exhibition


Fam, I’m honored to tell you that I have been chosen as one of 7 artists to paint and design large 8′ x 8′ pieces honoring other creative, active, and giving folks. My choice? The People’s Kitchen Collective! But why? What? Peep……

Gardeners of Belonging celebrates people who cultivate growth, flourishing, and belonging: like gardeners, they know that this work is both about tending plants and about tending the soil. The seven participating artists each selected a “gardener” from their life and created a portrait while sharing a dialogue about belonging. The art works were created for the 14th @lifeislivingfest in West Oakland and then moved to @ybca as part of the exhibition Brett Cook and Liz Lerman: Reflection and Action.

Featuring: Gardeners x Artists:
-Roberto Bedoya & Brett Cook
-Sister Peace & Erin Yoshi
-Miss Major & Evan Bissell
-People’s Kitchen Collective & Robert Trujillo
-Joan Osato & Nick James
-Jean Melesaine & Vanessa “Agana” Espinoza
-Amalia Mesa-Bains & Johanna Poethig

October 8 Life is Living
Lil Bobby Hutton Park
1651 Adeline St., Oakland CA

October 30th Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

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Reflections of Healing- Brett Cook

Check out this video explaining a very large and extensive project that one of my mentors Brett Cook (Muralist, Graff writer/ Teacher) has been spear heading for the past 5 years. I was very fortunate to get the chance to help out, along with many other prominent and up & coming Bay Area artists. Take head to the healing…

Quick Piece at SF Arts Institute

One of my mentors and one of the illest artist’s I know Brett Cook invited a bunch of folks to come through and paint with a class of students he was teaching over the summer. It was nice to be back at the SF Arts Institute and cool as a slurpee on new years to work with the fam Yoshi, Cece Carpio, Ms Sarai, Evan Bissell (as always), and the students from Brett’s class who were all very talented. Here’s a few quick photos from my cell phone and Brett’s Flickr.