The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Museo Eduardo Carrillo invite you to a talk by internationally renowned artist Amalia Mesa-Bains and a screening of the Museo's new 30 minute documentary Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement.
Amalia Mesa-Bains is an artist, scholar, curator, and writer who has been involved in the Chicano artist movement since the 1960s. Dr. Mesa-Bains is a leading altar installation artist, incorporating Chicano culture and folk traditions into her work. She was the curator for the traveling exhibition, Ceremony of Memory, and the regional committee chair (Northern California) for the exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985 (CARA). She also has written extensively on Chicano art.
Eduardo Carrillo was a founding faculty member at Oakes College at UC Santa Cruz, beloved Professor of Art and a renowned painter and muralist. He came of age during the dynamic social change on the 1960s. His tenure at UCSC (1972-1997) began at a turning point on the campus; there was a commitment to become more socially conscious and representative of diversity. Mesa-Bains and Eduardo worked together on a project called the CALIFAS SEMINAR at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, Porter College, UCSC in April, 1982. Califas gathered Chicano/a artists to discuss the evolving role they played in society. It was a breakthrough event.
Filmed over 4 years across California and in Baja California, Mexico, the award winning documentary, A Life of Engagement, documents the artist's relationship with his Mexican cultural heritage as he negotiated the challenges first generation Americans faced during the tumultuous social changes of the 60s and 70s. It features commentary by Amalia Mesa- Bains.
Join us November 9 at 7:30 pm in Digital Art Research Center, RM 108. The event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is available in the Performing Arts Lot for $4.
This program is cosponsored by the Chicano Latino Research Center. Institute programs are supported by the Division of the Arts and and our annual donors.