Cameron University’s Department of Art will present a lecture by nationally renowned artist and printmaker Juan Fuentes on Thursday, September 23. The event is open to the public at no charge and will include an artist’s reception and a portfolio presentation of Fuentes’ wood block prints. Fuentes will present his lecture in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building on the CU campus.
Fuentes will also conduct a printmaking workshop for Cameron art students from September 21-23.
A cultural activist/artist/ printmaker, Fuentes dedicates his art to supporting and being part of a global movement for social change. His works have addressed many issues, including social justice and international struggles for liberation. He has served as a mentor to numerous young emerging artists, and his early poster art is part of the historical Chicano Poster Movement.
In 2007, he created Pajaro Editions, a printmaking studio which is part of Consejo Grafico, a larger collective of Chicano/Latino printmakers from around the country. Key goals include the promotion of printmaking traditions and work to sustain existing Chicano/Latino Talleres nationally. A founding member of Art 94124 Gallery in San Francisco’s Bayview District, Fuentes teaches relief printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art at 580-581-2450.
The workshop and artist lecture are made possible by a grant from Cameron University Lecture and Concert Committee.
September 15, 2010