Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 12-5 p.m. This series of work reflects on the stories of the people in these communities who have endured the most devastation, shedding light on the racial and socioeconomic disparities. The exhibition shares untold stories, honoring unsung heroes (particularly essential workers) and those who have passed due to COVID-19, while also taking
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@j.duh took over our Instagram @macla_sanjose to share more about his work, live painting, and answered questions about his art and inspiration. Visit @MaclaSanjose on Vimeo check out J.Duh’s talk. https://vimeo.com/418690509?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=29220 Meet J.Duh Born and raised in San Jose, California, Jorge “J. Duh” Camacho was fascinated by art from an early age. Reared on
Have you ever wondered what goes into putting together an exhibition at MACLA? Check out Maryela’s talk to learn more about her career as a curator and DJ, the behind the scenes of MACLA’s gallery and how can you be part of our next exhibition. Follow her on Instagram @mere.e.fresh. https://vimeo.com/416476900 Meet Maryela Maryela Perez,
Artist Pilar Agüero-Esparza (IG: pilar.aguero.esparza) took over our Instagram page and shared her creative space from home and showed us a few paintings she’s been working on and the inspiration behind her work. Did you miss her live talk? Catch the replay on our Vimeo profile MACLA San Jose. “The skin tone palette is something
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