We're back from a long and exciting hiatus filled with new life journeys as
well as new editions to the family. Now we're back on the grind and ready to bring you
fresh new artists and programing for the coming year. But first...
Pueblo Nuevo Presents
AIN'T NO NEW THING
A Collection of works by Emory Douglas
November 26th 2011 6pm-11pm
Pueblo Nuevo Artspace & Gallery
1828 San Pablo Ave #1 Berkeley CA
2011 has ushered in a new political era unseen since the late 1960s when
the world seemed at the tipping point of radical political change. These
may be exciting times for those of us who have only romanticized and read
about 1968 in Paris and Mexico, or the Civil Rights Movement in United
States, but for a political veteran like Emory Douglas, this "Ain't No
Emory Douglas served as the original Minister of Culture for the Black
Panther Party. As the art director who oversaw the design and layout of The
Black Panther, the Party’s weekly newspaper, Douglas captured the aesthetic
of a revolutionary era with his use of illustration, photographic collage,
and typography. Douglas' striking imagery played a key role in the rise of the
Black Panther Party both locally and internationally. He established a
unique style that shaped the visual aesthetic of Black Power Movement and
revolutionary art in the 1960s and 70s. Douglas' art depicts the systemic
oppression of people from Oakland to Vietnam, presenting gripping images of
Black courage, dignity, and action that defined the attitude of the times.
He has inspired generations of artists and activists, and continues to
create art as a means for social change. He has exhibited his work worldwide,
while remaining active in the Bay Area community building upon the legacy
of the Black Panther Party.
The show will feature prints and original artworks as well as a mural
installations by Emory Douglas in collaboration with Pueblo Nuevo.
Music Provided by:
Free posters will be handed out to attendees as long as supplies last.
Meanwhile, outside the Pueblo...
Check out the video we made for Juana Alicia's project, Huehuetlatolli: Wisdom of the Elders.
If you're in downtown San Francisco on Friday, come by Bessie Carmichael
School ( Harrison between 4th & 5th) for a mural unveiling of Cece Carpio and Miguel Bounce Perez's
newest mural, Tuloy Po Kayo. Also, click here to check out flicks from Sa Pilipinas Mural Tour with
the Trust Your Struggle Collective.