Inspiration Oaxaca: Cultural Engagement Through Design

Presented by Special Programs
October 8–12
Image credit: By Thorina Rose
CCA Hubbell Street Galleries | 131 Hubbell St, San Francisco
Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12:00-7:30 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday

Oaxaca is home to an abundance of traditional arts: weaving, wood-carving (alebrijes), ceramics, embroidery, sign-painting. The artisans live and work in the valleys surrounding the city. The course was created to allow student designers the opportunity to see their ideas translated into different media, as well as engage and work directly with a number of indigenous artisans.

This exhibition explores the breadth of translations that occurred between student and artisans, within the different techniques and media that were available during the course. In addition, handmade books represent the individual students’ perceptions, and the photographs serve as a journalistic document of the experience of living and working in this vibrant environment.

Participating students: Elizabeth Demakos, Alexandra L. Mushinski, Ronak A. Patel, James A. Seckelman, Carlos E. Serrano, Jamie Tsai, Sarah Jane Walcutt

Image credit: By Thorina Rose