Michael Martinez [ARTIST TALK] Urban Garden Zines

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Michael Martinez is a Tejano conceptual artist, photographer, painter, and part of the transnational artist collective “WE DA PEPO.” Martinez specializes in the brazen and bizarre while confronting social ideologies unrelenting logic. Through his poignant compositions and often controversial subject matter, the artist can evoke intense feelings from the spectator with layered meanings to challenge the audience’s perspective.


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This workshop is part of Community Table: Creative Approaches to Addressing Food Insecurity

This collaborative project focuses on student-made resources to raise awareness and address food scarcity and insecurity among SJSU students and surrounding San Jose communities. Students in Art, Design, Nutrition, Art Education, and Animation will participate in a series of workshops, lectures, design challenges, and cooking events, engaging in cross-departmental projects that explore creative solutions to food insecurity and related issues.

Project organizers
Michelle Wilson, interdisciplinary arts, lecturer
Irene Carvajal, interdisciplinary arts, lecturer
Cynthia Cao, gallery technical coordinator

gallery@sjsu.edu sjsu.edu/ThompsonGallery 


Sponsored by the College of Humanities & the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant and the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery

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