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Artists Drawing Club: Respond, React!

by Jeremy Keith Villaluz
Thursday, May 25, 6:30–9 PM
Samsung Hall
Free with museum admission
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As the nation becomes further situated in a climate of democratic uncertainty, alternative facts and shock-and-awe political tactics, join artist Jeremy Keith Villaluz for a conversation on culturally responsive art practice. Perspectives will be shared by Stanford University professor of art and art history, Marci Kwon; Stanford art history scholar, Yinshi Lerman-Tan; and doctorate student in psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Jessica Petalio. The four will discuss the intersections of contemporary art, education and ethnic studies, and the ability to respond to our contemporary sociopolitical climate.

About the Artist
Jeremy Keith Villaluz is an artist currently working on themes of migration and landscape through contemporary art and photography. An experienced educator, currently teaching at San Francisco State University and Skyline College, his recent work deals with the complexity of the immigrant paradigm amidst suburban redevelopment and resegregation.

His current project, Enclave, deals with his hometown of Daly City — a suburban town neighboring San Francisco that is also home to one of the densest populations of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. With the Bay Area’s rapid socioeconomic and infrastructural shift, Enclave places Villaluz’s experiences in this established immigrant community at the center of this series of photographs.