This Weekend: Chicano and Native American Art

 In Arts and Culture, Community Links

It’s the weekend again and we’ve got a pair of arts, culture, and community recommendations for you taking place in and around southeastern San Diego: a documentary on Chicano Art in America and an exhibition of works by contemporary Native American artists from San Diego county.

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Film director Jesus Trevino

Visions of Aztlan: The story of an American art movement — a documentary exploring Chicano Art and its roots in the social justice movement — will be screened at Centro Cultural de la Raza this weekend. Filmmaker Jesus Treviño, who began his film and television writing and directing career while still a student in the 1960s, will be on hand to discuss his work. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door.

  • Saturday, November 20 at 7pm
    Centro Cultural de la Raza
    2004 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Maps)
    Reception at 6:30pm and screening at 7pm; Q&A with the filmmaker at 8pm

For more information, call the Centro at 619-235-6135. Learn more about the Centro and its programs and events on their website, or check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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So while our second recommendation is a bit of a drive from southeastern San Diego, we think it’s a great exhibition that you’ll enjoy. Running through December 12th, the Oceanside Museum of Art‘s Defying Expectations: Contemporary Native American Art from San Diego County brings together work that examines issues of Native American identify and authenticity, as well as broader problems affecting people throughout the county. Native American artists James Luna, Gerald Clarke, Catherine Nelson-Rodriguez, and Raymond Lafferty are featured.

  • Oceanside Museum of Art
    704 Pier Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 (Google Maps)
    Open Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm / Sun 1 – 4pm
    General admission $8 / Seniors 65+ $5(with ID) Free for students, military and their dependents

More information can be found on the museum’s website. Be sure to check out their blog and follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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