Artist Demonstration: Eduardo Valadez Arenas and Luna Francesca Gomez
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Eduardo Valadez Arenas and Luna Francesca Gomez will demonstrate traditional and non-traditional bookmaking techniques inspired by their own experiences of Teotihuacán and Tenochtitlan, as well as their travels together.
Incorporating mixed-media painting, collage, and printmaking, the artists will create narrative books. Through this process they seek to honor the pre-Colombian history of print in Mexico, home to ancient codices and the first print press of the New World.
Eduardo Valadez Arenas is a Mexican-American Artist from Mexico City by way of the Coachella Valley. He is currently residing and working in the bay area. His artworks echo diaspora, his Mexican-American heritage, and influences of California pop culture. His mixed-media works on paper and handmade panels contain elements of cartoon illustrations, sign painting, traditional printmaking techniques, and street art. Outside of the studio, his work as an educator has led to collaborations with art-based organizations like Kala Arts Institute, Ryse Youth Center, Riverside Museum of Photography, Oakland School for the Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and La Cocina.
Luna Francesca is a local San Francisco multi-media artist. Through bookbinding, photography, and printmaking, Luna examines urbanization, ancestry, and the intimate relationships within our social landscapes. She especially celebrates art as a tool of resistance and resilience.
Programs and museum admission are free and open to the public. Come onsite the day-of to redeem a free ticket to see Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. Admission into the permanent collection is free with no ticket required.
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