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Sesnon Speak Up: "Chicanx" Visual Aesthetics

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
online event
Presented by: 
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Guest artists Amy Díaz-Infante and Angelica Muro discuss "Chicanx" visual aesthetics and identity and how they must expand to include what Chicano tradition has excluded or held back. Díaz-Infante and Muro will share insight from their practices both as artists and educators.
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FREE and open to the public
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About the Speakers
Amy Díaz-Infante is a visual artist living and working in San Francisco. Díaz-Infante is a full-time faculty member in printmaking, drawing, and design at City College of San Francisco. She holds a B.A. in Art from Yale University, an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, and a Collegiate Teaching Certificate from Brown University. She has exhibited nationally and within México, and is an alumna of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Community engagement has been a key component of her arts practice, and as an educator and administrator, she has been active in the fields of youth arts and youth leadership development.

Angelica Muro received an M.F.A. degree from Mills College in 2005, and a B.A. in Photography from San Jose State University in 1998. She is the recipient of the Herringer Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Art and the Trefethen Merit Award. Muro's curatorial projects have been awarded grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation through the Creative Capacity Fund, the James Irvine Foundation for Intersections, and Adobe Youth Voices. She is co-founder, principal, and curator of Space 47 projects. Muro is the current chair and assistant professor of integrated media and photography in the Visual and Public Art Department at California State University, Monterey Bay. Muro teaches photography, digital art, and media analysis courses.

About the Series
The Sesnon Speak Up Series aims to provide a safe space for students and the UC Santa Cruz community to engage with ideas generated from our programmed exhibitions. This event is scheduled in conjunction with the virtual exhibition, Eduardo Carrillo: Comunidad de Califas.