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Oct 16th
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Jesus BarrazaJesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes created the cover art of the Summer '09 issue of Presente.
 
Jesus Barraza is an activist printmaker and digital artist based in the San Leandro, California. Using bold colors and high contrast images his prints reflect both his local and global community and their resistance in a struggle to create a new world. Barraza’s work continues the tradition of graphic art in the spirit of Jose Gaudalupe Posada, OSSPAL and Juan R. Fuentes.
 
In 1998 Barraza was a co-founder of ten12, a collective of digital artists. He has also worked as Graphic Designer for the Mission Cultural Center/Mission Grafica, where Calixto Robles, Juan R. Fuentes and Michael Roman mentored Barraza in various screen printing methods. In 2003, he co-founded the Taller Tupac Amaru printing studio to foster resurgence in the screen printing medium, where he has complete over 100 prints. Additionally he is a partner at Tumis Inc. , a bilingual design studio helping to integrate art with emerging technologies.
 
Dignided RebeldeA joint project of artist-activist’s Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes Dignidad Rebelde is a space for collaboration and artistic skill-sharing that is grounded in a Xicana worldview and fueled by their collective desire to support grassroots organizing for social justice. Members of the Taller Tupac Amaru , a print studio based in Oakland, Barraza and Cervantes are committed to the Taller’s mission of producing and distributing screen-printed political posters and fostering resurgence in the screen-printing medium for social change. Both are also members of Justseeds Artists Cooperative  a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements.
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