june, 2016

28jun7:00 pm9:00 pmWomen Street Artists of Latin America: Art without Fear


Event Details

Boneshaker Books presents Lauren Gucik, author of Women Street Artists of Latin America: Art Without Fear, on Tuesday June 28, 2016. Boneshaker Books is located at 2002 23rd Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404. This free event starts at 7:00 pm and is open to all ages.

Join author Gucik as she shares stories from their travels through Mexico and Central and South Americas and present photographs of artwork and portraits of women from the book. Gucik will discuss street artist practices, art as a tool for social change and women’s empowerment through the lens of women making street art in Latin America.

Directly following the presentation, Gucik will teach simple stencil making. Stenciling is a popular form of guerilla art but it is also a fun and quick way to make art for the home or on clothing. Optional: Bring a t-shirt, tote bag or a wacky item like an old toaster or broken record, and we’ll decorate them! Stencils, paper and fabric will be available for experimentation and to make take- home art.

About the Book:
The 20 artists interviewed work in seven countries –Colombia, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico- as muralists creating legal art and as graffiti and street artists working beyond legal boundaries. They share intimate stories of mothers working alongside their daughters, gallery artists using buildings as their canvasses, the first women in their cities to make street art, as well as insights from those new to the art form. This breadth of stories is vital to understanding challenges women face in street art as well as illustrating possibilities for street art’s influence on the world, both politically and personally.

Lauren Gucik is an artist and community organizer from Northeast Ohio. She works as a children’s art teacher at Precita Eyes and is a member of the Community Advisory Panel at KQED, the Bay Area’s public media station. A volunteer with the Marigold Project, she organizes the Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars in Garfield Park in San Francisco. She resides in Oakland, CA.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Boneshaker Books

2002 S 23rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404-3137, United States

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