California Dream: A Community Response Participate in a mural with Hugo Crosthwaite – art submissions wanted!
Hugo Crosthwaite, renowned muralist from Tijuana, painted his mural In Memoriam: Los Angeles as performance at the Museum of Social Justice throughout the month of September 2017. He will be back to whitewash his own work February 28–March 10. His mural explored themes of the American Dream, nationalism, immigration, inequality, racism, women’s empowerment, and much more. Now is your chance to respond with your own work that reflects the political and cultural moment in which we are living. After Hugo finishes whitewashing In Memoriam: Los Angeles, he will begin a new mural at the museum with the theme California Dream. But Hugo will only begin the mural. The Museum of Social Justice invites local artists—individuals or groups—to submit original pieces focused on the same theme. These submissions will be pieced together on the walls of the museum to form a larger collage reflecting the community’s response to the theme California Dream.
Participants will receive a 3’ x 5’ piece of raw canvas on which they can create their art. Artists are welcome to stretch and prime the canvas or not, and use any medium that helps them reflect the theme, but please be aware that the pieces will be displayed horizontally in landscape orientation. It is the museum’s hope that we will receive pieces in a variety of mediums, styles, etc. Please contact us with any questions. Finished pieces are due to the museum by March 2. Participants are invited to come to the museum on Sunday, March 11, to observe Hugo painting his section of the mural. He will begin at 10:30 am. Beginning at 3:00 pm on March 11, Hugo will lead a workshop with the artists. This will be a time for Hugo to share his ideas and methods, as well as a time for the other artists to present their work. Beginning at 4:30 pm, the museum will host a reception for the public.
Along with your art piece, the museum will need the following information:
1) Artist(s) name(s) and name of organization (if part of or representing one)
2) Title of the individual art piece
4) Year (only necessary if the piece was created before this year)
5) A small description of the piece, if desired (60 words or less)
California Dream: A Community Response will be on display at the Museum of Social Justice from March 15 through May 13. All pieces will be returned to the artist after May 13.
Again, please contact the museum with any questions. The quickest response will come from an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to see how the community responds!