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Creative Resilience is a large-scale pop-up art show amplifying the voices of BIPOC Angelenos. This immersive art experience will run for 10 days in the heart of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. In this community gathering space, people will be able to connect with their roots and celebrate a shared cultural history of resilience.

Aside from the 100 + works of art to experience by over 50 artists, we will also have children’s workshops that will celebrate the diversity of our city and various performances from well-known artists that are at the intersection of art and activism. 

Location: 1922 E 7th Pl Los Angeles, CA 90021
Dates: October 8 – 17, 2022

RSVP Link: Eventbrite

Nuestra Tierra (Our Land)

Nuestra Tierra Exhibition, Marketview Arts, York, PA
Joseph Velasquez, La matadora y las 15 oraciones, mounted lithographs, screen prints and woodcuts on wooden boxes

Nuestra Tierra (Our Land) is a printmaking exhibition at York College Gallery Marketview Arts, guest curated by Drive By Press cofounder Joseph Velasquez. The exhibition explores the complexity and diversity of the Latinx experience through the lens of belonging, interpreted broadly as connection to lands, customs, community, nation, contemporary art, and the feeling of being welcome or unwelcome. 

REPAIR - MID AMERICA PRINT COUNCIL JOURNAL 2022

Repair Mid America Print Council Journal
Repair Mid America Print Council Journal 2022

To Live Not Just Survive by Fidencio Fifield-Perez is the perfect expression and cover art for MAPC’s 2022 Journal vol. 34/35 titled REPAIR. The journal opens with a thoughtful Letter from the President that questions “How do we hold histories of harm?” and asks us to notice, notice the effect of fracture, and the legacies of harm. 

The journal includes a strong body of work by visionary artists responding to disease, marginalization, bearing witness to consumerism and exploitation, labor, identity, ancestry, and community. Download the journal for free, or order a hard copy for your classroom or personal library. 

My work is featured in the 2022 “Repair” Issue and is also featured in the 2021 “The Tipping Point” Issue. 

Visit: midamericaprintcouncil.org/journal to download the free digital copy or purchase a hardcopy. 

EMERGE EXHIBITION CATALOG - PRINT ON DEMAND

A 60-page exhibition catalog of the artworks featured in the Emerge Exhibition. The catalog includes high-quality reproductions of the artwork in the show, an artist’s statement, and process photos. Purchase your hardcopy by clicking on the button below. 

my first mural

Mercado Stephanie Mural Work Promotes Confidence 2022
Work Promotes Confidence Practice Mural, 2022, acrylic on concrete, 11 x 20'

In preparation for painting my first mural commission, I painted a practice mural with imagery I have been using in my print-based collages. Technically, this is the first mural of my own personal work that I have ever designed and executed all on my own. I learned a lot during the process…

EAST LOS LUV - PUBLIC ART PROJECT

East Los Luv Public Art Project Banner

East Los Luv – A Public Art Project for the Love of East L.A.

A community-based collaborative mural and interactive public art project by Los Angeles artist Stephanie Mercado. Read about the project here. 

 

art education - lesson plans

Nature and Being, Storytelling and Symbolism through Self Portraiture, Lesson Plan
Nature and Being, Storytelling and Symbolism through Self Portraiture, Lesson Plan
Art education is essential to creating healthy thriving human beings, at any age. I am grateful to the Skirball Cultural Center for the opportunity to design workshops that for educators to share with their students. These lesson plans are designed with accessibility in mind and can be downloaded, printed, and shared for free. 

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