Califas Legacy Project

Friday, March 5 – Monday, May 31, 2021

Reception: March 5th, 2021 6:30pm PST

Califas Legacy Project Exhibition at the Santa Cruz Art League (SCAL) tells an untold story of Latino artists in the Central Coast. Art historical narratives about Latino artists in the US is primarily centered in large, urban environments such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. This exhibition is part of a commitment from Museo Eduardo Carrillo (MEC) to showcase the work of Chicano and LatinX artists outside of those urban areas. The artists include: Guillermo Aranda, Ralph D’Olivera, Carmen Leon, and Amalia Mesa-Bains.

Our commitment is to secure the preservation of these artist’s heritage and awaken a new generation to the richness of the Central Coast Chicano artists contributions.  Theirs is an uncontained influence – linking the powerful social movements of the 1960s to the next generation of Latinx and other artists. The exhibition surveys work from over four decades per artist and shares historic ephemera provided by artists to contextualize the exhibition and make visible what has been here all along.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Santa Cruz Art League
TITLE: The Califas Legacy Project
(Online retrospective of Califas Legacy artists with video vignettes and the book, Califas The Ancestral Journey/ El Viaje Ancestral) with Museo Eduardo Carrillo
DATES: March 5, 2021
ZOOM RECEPTION: March 5, 2021 (6:30–7:30pm)
ADDRESS: 526 Broadway Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
CONTACT: Valeria Miranda valeria@scal.org
Programming TBA

Museo Eduardo Carrillo 
TITLE: The Califas Legacy Project
(online retrospective of Califas Legacy artists with video vignettes and the book, Califas The Ancestral Journey/ El Viaje Ancestral)
DATES: March 5, 2021 ongoing
ADDRESS: museoeduardocarrillo.org and the Google Cultural Institute
CONTACT: Betsy Andersen spark@cruzio.com

Monterey Museum of Art
TITLE: The Califas Legacy Project: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral 
Virtual exhibit of CALIFAS artists, partners, and the book, along with other Moving Parts Press books)
DATES: January 8 – April 11, 2021
ADDRESS: 559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93949
CONTACT: Allyson Hitte ahitte@montereyart.org
Programming TBA

Monterey Museum of Art
TITLE: Change = Action/Time: Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art
(Zoom symposium)
DATES: January 9 (10:00-5:00)
CONTACT: Allyson Hitte ahitte@montereyart.org
ADDRESS: https://montereyart.org/event/symposium/

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
TITLE: Califas: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral 
(Series of banners displayed in street facing windows with the book displayed inside)
DATES: January 8, 2021 ongoing
ADDRESS: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact: Diane Cowen cowend@santacruzpl.org and Susan Nilsson nilssons@santacruzpl.org
Programming TBA

Watsonville Public Library
TITLE: Califas: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral 
(Series of banners displayed in outward facing windows in the City Hall rotunda with the book displayed inside)
DATES: January 8, 2021 ongoing
ADDRESS: 275 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076
CONTACT: Alicia Martinez alicia.martinez@cityofwatsonville.org
Programming TBA

Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, UCSC
TITLE: Eduardo Carrillo: Comunidad de Califas
(Virtual exhibition of Eduardo Carrillo monographic retrospective)
DATES: February 3 – April 3, 2021
ZOOM RECEPTION: February 3, 2020 @ 4:00-5:00pm
(Tour of the virtual exhibition hub, website, and a panel discussion) Register here
ADDRESS: https://art.ucsc.edu/sesnon/eduardo-carrillo
CONTACT: Shelby Graham sgraham@ucsc.edu and Louise Leong lleong1@ucsc.edu
Programming: Sesnon website

Institute of the Arts and Sciences and UCSC University Library with Moving Parts Press
TITLE: Rising From the Ashes: The Artistry and Perseverance of Moving Parts Press
(panel moderated by Rachel Nelson, Director, Institute of the Arts and Sciences, UCSC, sponsored by UCSC Special Collections and IAS, featuring Felicia Rice)
DATES: January 28, 2020 (5:00-6:30pm)
ADDRESS: https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pvl55rODS0CJcG-15MRQsw
CONTACT: Teresa Mora tmora1@ucsc.edu and Felicia Rice frice@movingpartspress.com