13 year old Ana Nicole diosdado Gonzalez is a young aspiring photographer. With her family facing eviction from her childhood home of 14 years, she takes us down a walk through 24th Street, catching photos of what will become memories of a neighborhood that she is forced to leave.
The heart and mind of a young East Oakland Chicana artist. While she bridges Mural-ism and graffiti worlds together to transforms pain into beautiful meaning, summoning strength to resist thrive and live.
"These foods we trust to give us nourishment
are slowing killing us
a sweet venom que corre por nuestras venas
and though they tell us to read the labels
how many of our Abuelos
will understand words that to the average American
are impossible to pronounce?"
The South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances that happens every first friday of the month in San José.
One of the greatest shows to hit the Bay in a long time. John Barrick & Abel Gonzalez put in a tremendous amount of work to get this show ready for your viewing eyes. Here is just a small sample of the show, really a must see.
Having spent the last 17 years behind the walls, the author and program director for incarcerated women hesitated to watch the hit show Orange is the New Black. When she did, she was amazed at how close to reality the show was, capturing subtle details usually only those on the inside understand.
The Cannery is a creative zone focused on bringing a touch of color and style to San Jose.
Artists Abel Gonzales and John Barrick team up and offer The Cannery as a gallery space to showcase local art, apparel and to offer artistic services such as sign painting, design, and murals, just to name a few.