1. lexxdigs:

    Analog collage with A Melodias Mexicanas zine feat Hortensia Galvez, May 15 1977. #lofi #melodiasmexicanas #mexicana #cantante #musiczines #roses #collage #analog #sacred #sacredness #vintage #emphemera #succulents

    Artist: Lexx Valdez


  3. melaniecervantes:

    "todos somos Ramona" A portrait of Commandate Ramona, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional by Jesus Barraza.I (melanie) just printed about 140 small sized prints of this design. Ramona helped to write the Revolutionary Laws of Women for the EZLN and was first sent to engage with the Mexican government in peace talks in 1994. If you have never heard of her look her up. ( www.narconews.com/Issue40/article1542.html). Making these prints was a focused exercise against the act of forgetting. Historical amnesia is part of a colonization of our memories.

    The diffusion of this art should be the touchstone for a longer, deeper conversation about Ramona and the ongoing struggles of the EZLN and the Global South. Ramona Presente!

    Artists: Dignidad Rebelde (Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes).

  4. melaniecervantes:

    Had a fun night finishing these little prints. My dad is visiting and he used to work at a paperbox company doing commercial printinf in a similar manner but totally blue collar. It’s nice to bond over these skills ☺️#printmaking #vivalamujer #screenprint #dignidadrebelde


  5. lexxdigs:

    Vanitas… #changethebeat2 #design #digital #collage #art #affordableartforthepeople

    Artist: Lexx Valdez


    Look who’s all grown up and got a YouTube channel!

    View us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpn8qjbVoEBk4gHdHVPAIGA


  7. lexxdigs:

    Whoa! It’s up! Got this shot of the digital mural I designed via @jessicasabogal! • @galeriadelaraza (@pachucastyle) in collaboration w/ @ybca in Community (@raquefella) and El/La Para TransLatinas present “¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas!” A Digital Mural Project honoring #LuchaTransLatina • Catch it at 24th & Bryant in #themission #sanfrancisco Why? Because #translivesmatter (at Galería de la Raza)

    via Galeria de la raza Title: ¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas! is a Digital Mural Project celebrating #LuchaTransLatina. We are honored to partner once again with YBCA’s In Community Program to present our latest installment of our Digital Mural Project (DMP) Residency Series, featuring artist Lexx Valdez and El/La Para Translatinas. The DMP Residency Series aims to connect local social service organizations, artists and the public with our historical billboard to address and respond to important civic issues. DMP is a public art project that explores the direct linkage between creative activity and community building, the potential “uses” of artwork in a social context, and the role of the artist as a public citizen. In celebration of PRIDE and in support of their advocacy efforts, we have partnered with El/La Para Translatinas to ignite dialogue and understanding about the issues faced by the Translatina community and beyond. We stand with El/La and ask you to join us in support at their upcoming June/July programs. About El/La Para Translatinas: Founded in 2006, El/La is a holistic support organization for transgender women of Latin American decent. By building a collective vision where transwomen are empowered to stand up against violence, abuse and discrimination; its mission to promote the survival and improve the quality of life of translatinas in the San Francisco Bay Area is realized. Thus, creating a space where translatinas are loved, valued and supported in self-determination. Visit their website to lean more. About Lexx Valdez: Valdez grew up in Guadalupe, CA, a coastal town at the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County line but she’s lived in the Bay Area since 2004 and considers it home. She now lives in Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood where she shares creative space with her Townhaus Studios mate, Scott La Rockwell of Rockwell Creative. Dedicated to healing and transformation through the creative process, Lexx believes in designing cyclically for collective growth and sustainability. She studied at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, and in previous design lives, has been the Creative Director at Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (BRL), Art Director at Missomnimedia.com, co-founder of the Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—project, and has freelanced for ArtDontSleep, Los Angeles, Alameda Health Care Services Agency, California Endowment‘s Sons & Brothers Campaign, Community Health Resource Center, San Francisco, the Roy Ayers Project and 70×30.com. Lexx’s collage art and curating skills have been displayed at Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland (“My Art, My Culture,” March 2013 collaboration with Daughters of D.I.G. and 70×30.com). About YBCA In Community: Is a new, community-based arts-making program that pairs professional artists with community members in various neighborhoods around the Bay Area—such as SOMA, the Mission District, the Excelsior District, and West Oakland. The program connects low-income, ethnically diverse, underserved community members; neighborhood organizations; and individual artists around collaborative art-making projects that address the unique needs and cultural traditions of each neighborhood. Each project is designed to reinforce cultural connectivity and community healing, and ultimately change how participants see their lives and the world around them.

  8. realmonica:

    CROSSING THE LINES - VBB Borderlines Production

    hosted by Voices Breaking Boundaries

    Curated by Rob Block, Jimmy Castillo, Michelle Garcia, Karen Martinez, Sehba Sarwar, and Monica Villarreal. Over 18 international and local artists will be participating in this production.

    (The images above are of an art instillation I’m creating with the assistance of a few local arts. Read more about it below.)

    By utilizing stencils of M16’s, Villarreal designed this installation to replicate a smaller version of the 18’ fence that separates US & Mexico, allowing the audience to experience what it feels like to live on a militarized border. Measuring 46” high and 100’ long, this art piece is created in solidarity with the Lipan Apache Women Defense and all indigenous people who are creating alliances to fight the illegal siege of their traditional lands.

    The wall instillation will be accompanied by a performance art piece entitled, “Living, Dying and Experiencing border - stories from South Asia & North America”. Human sculptures sharing human experiences with the USA/Mexico Border and the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent conceived by Rob Block and Monica Villarreal with support from Sabina Haque and Margo Tamez.



  10. dignidadrebelde:

    Super excited that we got permission from Yolanda Lopez to print some of her classic “Who’s the Illegal Alien Pilgrim” poster she made back in 1978 for our print party tomorrow. I first remember seeing this poster being distributed in San Ysidro during the protests of the quincentennial in 1992 and it blew me away and helped me understand the power of political art.


  11. melaniecervantes:

    Large wire bound sketchbooks made by Eberhardt Press are available at www.justseeds.org. This one features our Viva La Mujer design. #dignidadrebelde


  12. crystal-celeste:

    Happy international women’s day! As a little girl, I studied faces and features from magazines and real life… I drew hundreds of people and knew that I wanted to always tell our story through the eyes of women. The struggles we face as indigenas and xicanas continues and art is so important in illustrating what we live. Soldaderas” woodcut on masa. Copyright 2009.

    Artist: Crystal Galindo

    (via crystal-celeste)