Farmworker Awareness Poster Art Pop-up with artist Oscar Lopez
Join us on Saturday, May 28th down at the Ferry Building!
We're excited to partner again with Foodwise (formerly CUESA) for a farmworker awareness poster art pop-up at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturday, May 28th, between 9 am-1 pm.
Join us for a live screen-printing demo and poster giveaway in conjunction with the exhibition Turning the Table: Awareness for Farmworker Equity. See Project Artivism’s bicycle-powered screen printer in action and take home a free farmworker awareness poster designed by artist Oscar Lopez.
Poster art has historically brought attention to important social and political movements. With the help of artist’s messages and images these posters spark interest and move people to take action in support of cultural change.
Oscar Lopez a visual artist born and raised in Mexico City. This was where he first came into contact with the art, in the Graffiti urban art scene; this awareness is still present in his ideology and artwork. After immigrating to the USA, he focused on understanding our complex society and social issues through a Mexican immigrant’s lens in the USA and is currently developing a personal pictorial language that can include the mestizaje of cultural ideas and problematics that he experienced and witnessed. He has studied traditional and contemporary art techniques and mediums, adding a twist to new experiments and innovations that reflect his bilingualism. He earned a BFA From the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from San Jose State University. This new pictorial language allows him to talk about the need for understanding and empathy among humanity. He is exploring mediums and subject matter results from a conscious understanding that the art has to respond to the time and place that the artist lives.
Oscar will be joining us to talk more about his work around farmworker and food justice. This free event takes place at the Foodwise Classroom (the green tent in front of the Ferry Building) at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.