“Black Power * Flower Power” – A Photography Exhibition


“Black Power * Flower Power” – A Photography Exhibition

Reception: Thursday, February 6th. 5 – 8 pm

Exhibition: January 16th – February 20th, 2014

“Black Power * Flower Power” chronicles the cultural transformation of the 60s through a historically significant black-and-white photography collection by artists Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch, noted documentary photographers and former Marin residents. The collection comprises two major bodies of work: “Black Panthers, 1968,” and “Haight-Ashbury, 1967.”

The collaboration between husband and wife photography team, Jones and Baruch, strikingly capture the early days of the Black Panther Party in the Bay Area through their street-style photography. The exhibition features a sampling of their original silver gelatin prints which narrate the evolution of the American social, political and cultural life, a period of charged social consciousness and action. The photos reveal the moral character, dignity and strength of the Panthers while affirming the universal themes of family, commitment and hope for the future. The exhibit also features five photos of Baruch’s much larger collection rendering the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the Summer of Love which depicts flower adorned youth and antiwar sentiments of the 60’s counterculture movement.

In honor of Black History Month, the (Cesar Chavez Student Center and Associated Students Inc) Art Gallery in collaboration with the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, and the Pirkle Jones Foundation, feature primarily the Black Panther photographs from this famous collection. Photographs are courtesy of the Pirkle Jones Foundation and with much gratitude to their Director, Jennifer McFarland.

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Makers Market 2013

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Makers Market organized by The CCSC Art Gallery, is a semi-annual pop-up art fair that celebrates the value of hand-made objects, through the heart of tactile commerce reopening the marketplace floor to both the novice and seasoned ‘professional’ alike. All vendors upstairs in the Cesar Chavez Student Center are SF State students, alumni, faculty, or staff. Booths will be spread throughout the Art Gallery, and surrounding lounge areas of the 3rd floor Terrace Level, transforming the space into a miniature holiday fair alongside the historic Associated Students’ Crafts Fair downstairs on the Plaza level. This single day event will host live music, literary readings, libations, tasty treats, and art stations for you to make your own DIY gifts. Maker’s Market empowers artists to shape their own economy engaging both the university and local community in appreciation of do-it-yourself art during a season of gift-giving. By supporting these local, micro-businesses, small enterprises, and independent artists you join us in actualizing philanthropic commerce that actively assists in creating a just and economically sustainable world. Buy local, make art, and feel good.

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 12 – 8pm

RSVP ::: http://www.facebook.com/events/182534615272152/

Art Workstations: Button making, mini-book binding, hand-made gift wrap and cards, snow globes, and felt java jackets. Don’t forget to stop by our free photo booth. Art workstations are open throughout the event.

Thank you to our co-sponsors:::

Associated Student Inc.

The Depot SF

Richard Oakes Multicultural Center

Velro – Velvet Revolution Reading Series

The Gorilla Press

Sfsu CW Wordsmith Guild

Make your own hand-crafted items? If you are interested in participating we have full and half tables available. Email us at ccscartgallery@gmail.com or call 415.338.2580 for more information.

The ASI and CCSC Art Gallery 1650 Holloway Ave., Cesar Chavez Student Center, Top Floor, Terrace Level, San Francisco, CA 94132 http://www.sfsustudentcenter.com/artgallery http://www.facebook.com/ccscartgallery

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 6 pm

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Transgression Exhibition Opening & “Unbearable” a Round Table Discussion

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Transgression Exhibition Opening & “Unbearable” a Round Table Discussion

 Transgression Art Exhibition and Round Table Discussion

Thursday, September 26, 2013

5:30 – 7:00 PM, Opening Reception for “Transgression” – Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery7:00 – 8:30 PM, “Unbearable” Roudtable Discussion – Jack Adams Hall:00 – 8:30 PM, “Unbearable” Roudtable Discussion – Jack Adams Hall

8:30 – 9:30 PM, Closing Mixer – The Art Gallery

The CCSC Art Gallery and Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chávez Student Center, SFSU

Twelve queer and allied artists from the Bay Area and around the world explore the pride, pleasure, and dangers of transgressing society’s heterosexist and patriarchal norms. Through a diverse range of mediums including painting, photography, lm, and graphic design, the exhibition explores the boundaries and concepts of male, female and trans identities through each artists’ personal experiences. The exhibit aspires to illustrate the vitality and diversity of LGBTQ culture and contemporary art and advocates for a more equitable society.

Featured artists:

Bren Ahearn, Laura Ceron, Melanie Cervantes, Johnnathan Figuereo, cj grossman, Alan Guttirez, John Kaine, Gabrielle Le Roux, Javier Rocabado, Favianna Rodriguez, Truong Tran, and Jessica Whitbread

Unbearable – Round Table Discussion

7:00 – 8:30 PM, “Unbearable” Roundtable Discussion – Jack Adams Hall (Terrace Level 3rd Floor)

Through research and activism, alumni from SFSU’s Sociology and Sexuality Studies programs expose the realities of sexual violence in the home, workplace, health system, and on the streets in a roundtable discussion featuring: Valerie Francisco (Sociology Department, University of Portland) on the vulnerability of migrant women to sexual violence in the Filipino Diaspora, Iman Camila Muñiz Mella (Sexuality Studies, SFSU) on sexual violence in the Dominican Republic, Alan Guttirez (St. James Inrmary, San Francisco) on his work with queer youth of color and sex workers in San Francisco, Luis GutierrezMock (Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF) on the impact of violence on health in trans communities. Moderated by Dr. Clare Sears, author of the forthcoming book, Arresting Dress: Cross Dressing, Law and Fascination in Nineteenth Century San Francisco.

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The Art Gallery – Cesar Chavez Student Center

1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132


Gallery Hours: 11 am – 6 pm, Mon. – Fri.

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Phillip Hua, Kate Nartker, Zachary Royer Scholz: Group Show


Phillip Hua, Kate Nartker, Zachary Royer Scholz: Group Show

Exhibition Dates :::
Thursday, August 1st – Friday, August 30th
Opening Reception :::
Thursday, August 8th 2013, 3 – 6pm
Closing Reception :::
Thursday, August 29th, 5 – 8pm

Our newest summer exhibition will feature three established San Francisco artists :::

Phillip Hua

Phillip Hua received his BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University. His current work concerns the economy, the environment, globalization, and nature. In his primary body of work, images of nature are digitally printed and painted onto individual sheets of financial newspapers. He lives and works in San Francisco teaching digital media at the Academy of Art University, and is represented by Hang Art Gallery.

Kate Nartker

Kate Nartker uses digital tools and cinematic methods to introduce elements of time and movement to textile works. Her artwork reflects the investigative act of deciphering, remembering, or coming to know something. Kate received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2012, and is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco.

Zachary Royer Scholz

Zachary Royer Scholz is based in San Francisco, California. He holds a BA from Stanford University and both a MFA in Painting & Drawing and a MA in Visual & Critical Studies from The California College of the Arts. His diverse artworks use sculpture, installation, drawing, video, and photography to investigate, overlooked potentials and the fluid relationship between material and meaning. He represented by Eli Ridgway Gallery.

The Art Gallery
1650 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
[We’re located on the Terrace Level of the Cesar Chavez
Student Center at San Francisco State University]

Phone ::: 415.338.2580
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Generation Z: Empowering Youth through Art and Community – Featuring Three Youth Programs from the Bay Area


Generation Z: Empowering Youth through Art and Community – Featuring Three Youth Programs from the Bay Area

Exhibition Dates: June 27th- July 12th, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday June 27th 3pm – 6pm

The CCSC Art Gallery in collaboration with ASI Project Connect and The Richard Oakes Multicultural Center are excited to highlight emerging artists from our newest generation, ‘Generation Z.’ The exhibition focuses on work created by three high school youth programs: Homies Empowerment, College Opportunity Program, and Mundo Maya Project.  Below are the organizations’ summarized mission statements.

Oakland, CA
Homies Empowerment is an independent organization for gang impacted/gang involved youth. Homies Empowerment is based out of Oakland, CA and is strategically a non-governmental organization to have the autonomy to always speak truth to power. Through knowledge-of-self classes, youth leaders move “Adelante” finding their voice, their talents and their life’s path. In its brief four-year existence it has developed Raza History classes, weekly homies dinners, peace treaties and was the recent recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service in the Bay Area.

Galeria de la Raza
San Francisco, CA
Local Latino and Mayan lead artist, Roberto Y. Hernandez, uses his knowledge of Mayan art and culture as a vehicle for social change, instilling in youth an appreciation for Mayan cultural heritage while drawing awareness to issues regarding the environment, community, and spirituality.  Through art based workshops the youth participants developed works relating to Mayan culture and tradition in an effort to educate the public.

San Francisco, CA
College Opportunity Program is an informative summer program for high school sophomores and juniors to obtain leadership and life skills. C.O.P. prepares students to be confident and goal-orientated in their next steps after high school (i.e. workplace, college, technical school, etc.). Participants in the program individually define, outline, and determine their path to success.  The program assists students in achieving their goals.  Facilitators are volunteers from the San Francisco Police Department and educators from local high schools and colleges.

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Urban Action Exploring the Human Connection to Metropolitan Space A Celebration of Urban Action 34th Journal Annual Release


Urban Action
Exploring the Human Connection to Metropolitan Space
A Celebration of Urban Action 34th Journal Annual Release

Exhibit dates: May 23rd – June 7th 2013
Opening Reception: May 23rd 2013 5 – 8pm

With over 50% of Earth’s population living in metropolitan areas today, urbanization continues to rise.  This migration has led to urban studies and planning disciplines exploring the fundamentals of the human connection to the built environment. Analyzing the ongoing economic restructuring and widespread development patterns has produced an active process of urban transformation and public policy agenda.

Working in partnership between two distinct San Francisco State University organizations: Urban Action is an annually published research journal produced entirely by students; and Student for Planning and Urban Affairs (SfPUA) provides the opportunity for students to connect with each other, share information on urban issues, and grow as a community of leaders.  The exhibition features topics relating to design, sustainability, politics, transportation, crime prevention and urban development.

Urban Action and SfPUA work together to provide insight into our civic atmosphere by striking a balance between social mobility and sustainability, helping to redevelop ideas about space, infrastructure, and human interaction.

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Mexican Modernity: Vintage Postcards from the 1920’s


Mexican Modernity: Vintage Postcards from the 1920’s

Exhibit: Monday, April 29th – Monday, May 20th

Reception: Thursday, May 2nd, 5-8 pm

During the 1920s, a decade that ended with a worldwide economic crash, Mexico was a country reaching for modernity, the elusive concept of the modern age. It was a reach towards a time of rapid transit, a time of trains, airplanes, and first skyscrapers, a time of activity literally scratching the firmament above urban centers such as Mexico City. But for Mexico there has always been a clash between the ideal and the reality, between the dream and the concrete. This exhibit explores the intrepid photography from a company known mostly by its initials CIF. With their photographic contributions Compania Industrial Fotografica captured the wide breadth of what was, is and has always been Mexico.
The collection of postcards on display reveals a Mexico in conflict with its rigid, catholic sensibilities, a country tied to their past, but that dreams of a modern, idealized future. The Mexican Revolution, a conflict from 1910-1920, had just ended and the nation was liberated in mind and body from a decade of struggle and repression. These postcards revealed another face of Mexico: the wild extravagant expression of a generation peering over the edge at the abyss of modernity.

Curators:  Alejandro Murguia* and Carolyn Ho

Assistant Curator: Anna Elizabeth Escobedo

Photo Editor: Brenda Lopez

Sponsored by:  Raza Faculty Staff Association, Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center – Special Events, SFSU College of Ethnic Studies, The San Francisco Mexican Consulate, Archivo General de la Nacion Mexico D.F., and SFSU Campus Copy Center

*Postcard and images generously on loan through the private collection of Alejandro Murguia

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