Join us for Print Pubic’s closing reception with t.w.five’s Mural Walk Tour and Sergio De La Torre & Chris Treggiari’s The Sanctuary City Print Shop!
MURAL WALK TOUR @ SAN PABLO AVENUE
t.w.five’s murals aim to inspire and connect people. For Print Public they installed three outside murals along San Pablo Avenue. and a gallery installation with quotes of unity and love from various sources including lyrics from East Bay musician/poet Michael Franti.. In their own words they describe their project and process: “… like everywhere else in the Bay Area changes in demographics are also present. Finding random empty wall spaces here and there, we felt that they were perfect canvas to leave a visual impact in colorful palettes and messages. Hopefully people who pass or drive by will feel like these pieces are inspiring surprise elements in their daily paths.” Their murals are located at Flooring Alternatives (2901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley), Art’s Automotive (2871 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley) and Bob’s Machining Company (2735 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley).
THE SANCTUARY CITY PRINT SHOP @ FLOORING ALTERNATIVES
Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari’s The Sanctuary City Print Shop is an ongoing project looking at Sanctuary Cities, ICE raids and their effect in the Bay Area immigrant community. Through conversations with local nonprofits and their constituents, this new iteration created pop-up printing events at various locations along San Pablo Avenue and in the expanded Bay Area. The project’s goal is to amplify these voices – using posters to get these messages out up and down San Pablo Avenue. In the Kala gallery, messages are directly silkscreen-printed on the wall with a timeline video showing qualitative and quantitative research surrounding the sanctuary ordinance and immigration issues beginning in 1989, when San Francisco became a sanctuary city, until present day. They also installed a banner “The Country of The Immigrant is Here” on the side wall at Flooring Alternatives (2901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley), directly across the street from the Kala Gallery where they will be facilitating printmaking activities.