25 Feb:: Political Poster Jam (Oakland)
February 25, 2011 8 -11pm
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA 94607
The Oakland Standard will honor the history of political posters in the Bay Area, and the Museum's acquisition of the All Of Us Or None (AOUON) collection with an evening of printmaking and conversation.
The Oakland Standard has invited the San Francisco Print Collective, Great Tortilla Conspiracy, and street artist Eddie Colla to host informal drop-in workshops. There will be stencil, linocut, digital, and screenprinting methods on display, and an ample supply of paper, T-shirts, and tortillas for printing practice. The workshops will use imagery that pays homage to the AOUON collection, especially the iconic images of the Black Power movement. We've commissioned local artist-activist Jesus Barraza to create a special poster for the event.
At 9 pm, eminent poster artist and former Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez, and archivist Lincoln Cushing will speak with Carol A. Wells, director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Amoeba Records will DJ the event, with a short set by Favianna. We'll project images and video of historic poster-making and poster-hanging and highlight some Black Power posters from the Museum's All Of Us Or None Collection.