On November 9th, please join me in the inaugural celebration of my new murals at El Centro Chicano of Stanford University. The Centro will be hosting this event in the Jaime Miranda Lounge, and will feature food, speakers and Edgardo Cervano Soto’s videos of the mural creation process.
This special occasion provides a moment for me to dedicate the murals to their community, and is the symbolic ceremony of transferring the artwork from my hands to the community’s. The murals are principally a gift of ideas and images to the past, present and future generations of Latin@/Chican@/Indigenous and multiracial students that will inhabit this space. But, true to their tradition, they are public art that is free and open to everyone to enjoy.
I have worked in collaboration with El Centro to create an eighteen page museum book that includes my narrative on the meanings of the work, and accompanying images. Many thanks to Stanford student and graphic designer Cesar Torres for his contribution to this, as well as the poster. Additionally, I will have prints and postcards of the mural available for purchase or ordering. The festivities will begin at noon. I look forward to seeing you there!
Special thanks to Tirso Araiza for his installation and inspiration, and to my student assistants Aambr Newsome and Carlita Wo.