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Sacramento Mural Conversations: Speaker Series at City College

Discussing murals and mural policy with the City of Sacramento

November 20, 2019: "History of Murals" with Jim Prigoff
POSTPONED: "Community Murals" with Mya Dosch (Assistant Professor at Sacramento State) and Maceo Montoya (Associate Professor at UC Davis), moderated by Brett Cook (Senior Fellow, YBCA)
May 2020:  "Legal Aspects of Murals" with MJ Bogation, in partnership with the California Lawyers for the Arts 
July 2020:  "Mural Festivals" 
September 2020: "Graffiti and Street Art" 
November 2020: "Mural Policy in Two Cities: LA and Philadelphia"

 


 

2 March 2020

Event #2 - Community Murals

Location: Sacramento City College, Performing Arts Center 106
Date: POSTPONED
Contact: Donald Gensler, APP Project Manager, dgensler@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808-8493

With the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento in partnership with Sacramento City College wants to engage artists, community members, and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in our city. Should the city have a mural policy? Should murals be registered throughout the city? These questions and others will be discussed over a series of six speaker sessions designed to educate, inspire, and excite us about the possibilities for our growing mural collection in Sacramento. Please come be part of the dialogue. This is a free event open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

This speaker series is an opportunity to begin the conversation through educating ourselves about the community mural movement. Speakers will present “Community Murals” from their own personal perspectives in an effort to differentiate the intentions and approach from other mural movements and current trends. This second speaker series event is guided by two local college professors, Mya Dosch (Sac State) and Maceo Montoya (UC Davis), and a brief panel discussion will be moderated by artist Brett Cook (YBCA, Senior Fellow).

After the presentations and panel discussion, we will engage the audience with questions regarding the presentation and, more specifically, about the larger vision for Sacramento’s growing urban gallery of mural art.

Mya Dosch is assistant professor of Art of the Americas at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches courses on Latin American art, race and representation, and public art across the Americas. Dosch has lectured and published nationally and internationally on prison architecture, street art, protest banners, and the removal of confederate monuments. Her current research considers public art after the 1968 student movement in Mexico City, from monumental sculptures to ephemeral protest interventions.

Maceo Montoya’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been featured in exhibitions and publications throughout the country as well as internationally. He has published three works of fiction, The Scoundrel and the Optimist (2010), The Deportation of Wopper Barraza (2014) and You Must Fight Them: A Novella and Stories (2015), as well as Letters to the Poet from His Brother (2014), a hybrid book combining images, prose poems, and essays. His most recent publication is Chicano Movement for Beginners, a work of graphic nonfiction. Montoya is an associate professor in the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis where he teaches the Chicana/o Mural Workshop and courses in Chicano Literature.

Brett Cook is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher who uses storytelling as a vehicle to distill complex ideas, and creative practices to transform outer and inner worlds of being. His objects feature painting, drawing, photography, and elaborate installations to tell pluralistic stories that reinvent representation. His public projects typically involve community workshops featuring arts-integrated pedagogy and contemplative strategies along with music, performance, and food to create a fluid boundary between art making, daily life, and healing. In 2019, Brett was named Senior Fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Please park in the paid parking structure or paid parking lot (purchase your parking pass at kiosks). There is also parking along 12th Avenue; please note that it is carpool parking until 5pm, and then open to all after 5pm. Please be sure to read all posted signs.

More information on parking can be found here: https://www.scc.losrios.edu/campus-map/parking-transportation/

 




 

27 November 2019
On November 20, 2019 the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission partnered with Sacramento City College in their Preforming Arts Center Room 106 for the first event in a six part series on murals. For this first event, Jim Prigoff, photographer and author, shared images of murals from his travels around the world over a period of 50 years. The event gave an overview of murals from around the world to begin the conversation in Sacramento about murals, graffiti, mural policy, and the future of our urban art gallery. The slide show above includes the images shown during the presentation and Jim Prigoff’s narration throughout. Please stay tuned on our website and newsletter for Mural Speaker Series dates and topics in 2020.

 


 

Event #1 – Jim Prigoff “History of Murals”

Location: Sacramento City College, PAC 106 (Click here for a map of the campus)
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Register: This event is free and open to the public. Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.
Contact: Donald Gensler, dgensler@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808-8493

With the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento in partnership with Sacramento City College wants to engage artists, community members, and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in our city. Should the city have a mural policy? Should murals be registered throughout the city? These questions and others will be discussed over a series of three speaker sessions designed to educate and excite us about the possibilities for our growing mural collection in Sacramento. Please come be part of the dialogue. This is a free event open to the public and light refreshments will be served. 

This speaker series is an opportunity to begin the conversation through educating ourselves in the larger history of murals both inside and outside of Sacramento. This first speaker series event is with photographer and author Jim Prigoff who lives in Sacramento and has documented for over 40 years murals and graffiti art around the world. Jim is the co-author of three books on murals and graffiti art: Spraycan Art, Painting the Towns – Murals of California, and Walls of Heritage – Walls of Pride – African American Murals.

After Jim’s presentation on murals from around the world, we will engage the audience with questions regarding the presentation and more specifically about the larger vision for Sacramento’s growing urban gallery of mural art.

Please park in the paid parking structure or paid parking lot (purchase your parking pass at kiosks). There is also parking along 12th Avenue; please note that it is carpool parking until 5pm, and then open to all after 5pm. Please be sure to read all posted signs.

 More information on parking can be found here: https://www.scc.losrios.edu/campus-map/parking-transportation/

Sponsored by Sacramento City College and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Image Credit: Brett Cook, Jim, spray paint on board