World renowned L.A. muralist Judy Baca will be visiting Toronto! The artist and educator will be presenting two public lectures on Fri March 14th & Tues March18th… if you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss this! Both events are free of cost.
Fri March 14th, 630-830pm at OCAD University, Main Auditorium, 100 McCaul St
Tues March 18th, 6-8pm at York University, Robert McEwen Auditorium (Schulich School of Business), 4700 Keele St (please register at: http://fes.yorku.ca/koerner)
Judith Baca is best known for her large-scale public murals. Her art involves extensive community engagement and participation, and addresses multi-cultural audiences. Currently, Baca continues to work on the “World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear”. Baca’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, published in numerous periodicals, journals, and books, and documented in several films. She has received awards and recognition for her work from community groups, and most recently was the recipient the 2012 Outstanding Latino/a Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.
“Baca is one of the most remarkable public artists for social transformation in modern American history. One of her most in…delible quotes is: “Collaborative art brings a range of people into conversations about their visions for their neighborhoods and their nations. Finding a place for those ideas in monuments that are constructed of the soil and spirit of the people is the most challenging task for public artists in this time.” (Nina Simons, co-founder of the Bioneers biographical sketch of Judy Baca)