Thursday, October 13, 2016
HOODLINE (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Back in 1969, Native American SFSU students assisted in leading the Occupation of Alcatraz. Through tomorrow, you can catch a historical survey of California-based modern and contemporary Native American art featuring 35 artists representing 27 tribes. The showcase focuses on environmental and political issues, as well as identity, culture and reluctance to forget the past. “This exhibition represents a necessary step toward documenting this vital and dynamic aspect of California thought and culture,” said co-curator and Director of Fine Arts Gallery Mark Johnson. The exhibition also features artists who were participants of the original Alcatraz Occupation, including Rabbett Strickland, Jean LaMarr and Brian Tripp, as well as SFSU alumni R.C. Gorman, Leatrice Mikkelsen and Frank LaPena.