115 – 3rd St. San Juan Bautista, CA 831-623-2783 Hours: 12 – 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun
The 20th exhibit of “Las Latinas” will take place during the month of
May featuring women artists of Latina heritage including gallery
co-founder Carmen Leon, long time exhibitor Pat Zuniga, and well known
muralist Patricia Rodriquez . Other artists include Alejandra Oseguera and Helene C’de Baca.
The reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 5 – 7 pm
At 6 pm during the reception Patricia Rodriguez will lecture on
“The Chicana/Latina Art Movement – Then and Now” offering her insight from
her early work with the “Mujeres Muralistas” to her recent curatorial
experience at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, in San
Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California.”
Patricia Rodríguez, is a muralist and printmaker, She also create box
constructions with mixed media. Ms. Rodriguez co-founded the “Mujeres
Muralistas”, a breakthrough group of Latina artist who painted over 18
murals in San Francisco. She is the first Chicana artist to create a
course on Chicano Art History, and a reader for the course at UC
Berkeley, 1977. A native of Texas, she has resided in San Francisco
Bay Area since 1958. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute,
BFA, and from Sacramento State University, MA. she has taught
printmaking, mural painting, in many of the colleges both locally in the Bay Area
and at CSU, Monterey Bay and at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico,
and at UNM Los Alamos College, New Mexico, from 1990-1996.
She recently completed a ten-year career as gallery curator for
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, in San Francisco. Her latest
curatorial work was for Dia de los Muertos exhibition, at the Oakland
Museum of California, 2011.
Her exhibitions, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Mexican Fine Arts
Museum, Chicago, Ill. White Gallery, UCLA, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los
Angeles, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA., and The Triton Museum,
Santa Clara, Ca.