OMCA Showcase Series: Days of the Dead

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 1–2:30 pm
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 1:00pm

This exciting new series features artists from the 19th Annual Days of the Dead exhibition, The Tree of Life and Death: Dias de los Muertos 2013, presenting their work in the brief and illuminating format known as a lightning talk. Artists will share examples of their work and discuss the fusion of Mesoamerican traditions with themes in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences including indigenous knowledge, empathy, habitat and species loss, and accountability for preventing such losses through conservation and action. The showcase lecture will be followed by a brief artist- and curator-led tour.

Featured artists include:

Natalia Anciso, a Chicana-Tejana visual artist and educator living in Oakland, who is currently the Art Director for the Mission Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Amy George Cortez and Salvador Cortez Jr., Bay Area natives, who live and own a tattoo and art space in East Oakland, and facilitate murals and art exhibitions throughout the East Bay.  

Nancy Hom, an artist, writer, organizer, curator, and arts consultant who has been living and working in San Francisco since 1974. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Included with Museum Admission. Free to OMCA Members.