Laying out and mocking up my next print. This edition is for Casa Latina Bakery in Berkeley. #dignidadrebelde #melaniecervantes #arte #chicana #chicanoart #pandulce #cafesito #conchas #loteria #corazon
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Today is International Women’s Day, and I just want to remind every woman that when we join forces, empower one another and work together we have the ability to accomplish great things including eradicating human trafficking. No matter the color of our skin, the language we speak or our economic status, every woman should share a sense of responsibility for ourselves as well as for one another. Let’s continue to learn to improve relations amongst one another so that we may be a formidable force in creating equality and justice for ourselves and every living being on this planet.
Las Brown Berets, Melanie Cervantes, 20 x 26 , 3 - Color, Hand made Screenprint, Mohawk Archival Paper, Printed in Oakland, 2012
Two generations (1990s/Ruth Alejo and 2000s) of Ch/Xicana members of the Watsonville Brown Berets are depicted in this portrait as well as a central portrait of Hilda Reyes a member of the East L.A. chapter of the Berets (early 1970s). I created this piece because the leadership and contribution women make to radical organizations and movements is often eclipsed by male figures. This piece honors these amazing women.
The Brown Berets are a barrio defense committee that emerged in the late 1960s. The Brown Berets focus on community organizing against police brutality and advocate for educational equity. The Brown Berets organized the National Chicano Moratorium in which close to 20,000 Chicanos marched and protested the high casualty rate of Chicanos in Vietnam and the military draft. This peaceful protest became chaotic when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department decided to end the event by attacking attendees. Four Chicano activists were killed (two of them Brown Berets), Gustav Montag, Lyn Ward, José Diaz including journalist Rubén Salazar. #dignidadrebelde #melaniecervantes #brownberets #xicanaart #xicana #chicanaart #chicana #chicanapower #xicanapower
By @melaniecervantes “Only $75 for 4 prints! Visit www.dignidadrebelde.com
(Retails at $135)
These are test proofs that have a little smudge on the margin or something in the image that needed to be curated (fixed) or a bent corner, overall they look pretty good for a deeply discounted price. We only have a very limited number of proofs available so we encourage you to purchase them as soon as possible. These make great great holiday gifts. #melaniecervantes #dignidadrebelde #jesusbarraza” via @PhotoRepost_app
Image by @melaniecervantes via @justseeds: “A small print with an uplifting and encouraging message about tenacity and resilience. This piece is heavily inspired by multiple visits to Arizona whose animal and plant life reflects the beauty of true determination.” Read more and buy a copy at justseeds.org
Research As Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies Conference- the 42nd annual National Ethnic Studies Conference this April3-5 at Mills College in Oakland. I was commissioned to create the graphics for the conference. It was an honor! I am also presenting on two panels at the conference. #dignidadrebelde #ethnicstudies #decolonize #melaniecervantes #millscollege
Earlier his month was blown away at this amazing photo. I drew the solidarity poster, on the left, three years ago to express my solidarity with the revolutionary spirit of folks in Egypt and Tunisia. I am so happy to see it reach the streets of Cairo as appropriated street art. The ongoing struggle for change in Egypt requires continued struggle and vigilance. #dignidadrebelde #melaniecervantes #egypt #arabspring #arabrevolution#solidarity #streetart #stencil #keizer
Available to order here: http://bit.ly/16QQwMD “Never Give Up”,by artist Melanie Cervantes. 10 x 11.5inch , 5-Color including background blend, Handprinted, Screenprint, Mohawk Archival Paper, Printed in San Leandro, CA 2013
Only $75 for 4 prints! Visit www.dignidadrebelde.com
(Retails at $135)
These are test proofs that have a little smudge on the margin or something in the image that needed to be curated (fixed) or a bent corner, overall they look pretty good for a deeply discounted price. We only have a very limited number of proofs available so we encourage you to purchase them as soon as possible. These make great great holiday gifts. #melaniecervantes #dignidadrebelde #jesusbarraza
Mock up for a print I am working on. Mixing inks tonight. This will be part of a ortfolio called “Corazon” that will benefit Coronado Studios in Austin. the portfolio is an homage to the late Sam Coronado. #consejografico #dignidadrebelde #chicanoart #xicana #melaniecervantes #art #screenprint
After a long hiatus My printing rhythm is back to a daily practice. Got the first layer down on this print. The purple is a little different than I originally planned but it is what I had ready to go. #justseeds #dignidadrebelde #melaniecervantes #tallercocina #kitchenprinting (at Dignidad Rebelde Headquarters)