This month’s highlights from The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
New exhibits: “Places and Perceptions” by Marlene Llanes in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery and “The Root of it All” by April Garcia in the Community Gallery. Thursday, Apr. 13, 6 – 8 p.m. Llanes’s paintings present the concept of perception and how it determines the way reality presents itself differently to each of us. Garcia is a ESB-MACC LARP resident, multi-disciplinary artist living in Austin with a creative passion for sculpture and installation. For 12 years she has been concentrating and exploring different ways of creating sculpture and installation with fabric. Her sewing, weaving and knitting process that she has developed give soft sculptures style a very organic-abstract feel, inspired by nature.
César Chávez Tribute 2017. Most known as a labor leader and civil rights activist, Chávez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers Union) in 1962. As a farm worker, he became the best known Latin American civil rights activist. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. Everybody’s welcome to attend this special screening about Mexican American civil rights.