A number of Oakland artists, now showing at the Galería de la Raza at 24th and Bryant streets are working to pass down the tradition of screen printed posters learned by the the masters such as Juan Fuentes the former director of Mission Grafica founded in 1977 at the Mission Cultural Center.
Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza opened their Oakland studio last weekend, but can be found all until August 15th at Galería de la Raza on 24th Street. They’re working there in the afternoon, printing up fresh screens that visitors are welcome to take for free. The next stenciling workshop will be Saturday, July 25th from 2-4.
Watch Steve Saldivar’s video meet Cervantes and Barraza to see how it’s done.