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 10AM-6PM Lil Bobby Hutton Park 1651 Adeline St., Oakland CA
You ever visited the Mission District and marveled at the murals? Me too, in fact I grew up on them while walking to my mom’s job at SF General Hospital. And one of the most brilliant pieces was painted on the “Women’s Building” painted by one of my mentors and biggest mural teachers (SFSU and life) Juana Alicia. In case you didn’t know, Juana and the whole crew along with HeyDay Books is making a book about the Maestra Piece which will include writing by activist Angela Davis. Please share this widely. They should be at 10K by the weekend if everyone throws down.