Wednesday, March 16, 2016

#76 / Subjects To Change

That is Anika Tabachnick in the picture (quoting Cornel West). Anika is a teen programs intern at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, popularly known as the MAH. Anika is working towards an AA in Art History at Cabrillo College, and she suggests that you could "screenprint your way to social change." Speaking for herself, Anika says:

I look at homelessness, environmental issues, and food injustice and pick up a paintbrush. I write a zine. I print a patch. This is my activism. This is my art.

If you want to try combining art and activism (both rather healthy activities, in my book), then you might want to make it down to the MAH on the third Friday of this month (March 18th), to take part in the activities that the Museum is calling "Artivism." 

The Artivism program will be asking you to "discover [the] creative resources people of all ages are using to blend art and activism in Santa Cruz County." Click the link if you'd like to learn more. 

We live, mostly, in a world that we ourselves "create."

Art and activism have a lot in common. Great art compels our attention. Great activism compels our participation. 

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