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Many Gods No Masters

New artworks by Francis Mead

Opening reception Sat Sept 8th 2018 7p-11p

Chulita Vinyl Club

Food + Cold Drinks


Amor Eterno Arte 

1227 18th Ave East Oakland 

www.amoreternoarte.com 

Curator Amy George-Cortez 

info@amoreternoarte.com

Exhibition dates: 09.08 – 10.31


Many Gods No Masters is a collection of new work honoring spirit, revolution and liberation. My art is constantly inspired by the resiliency and magic of Black and Brown Indigenous peoples, our ancestors all over the diaspora, and the way spirit is always present in our work and lives. My work is inspired by decolonization and how Black and Brown Indigenous peoples have always called upon the Gods, and spirits around us for protection and power. We are able to step into our personal power knowing that there is a greater power all around us, wanting us to succeed and manifest our dreams. My work is inspired by dreams and the dreamers of the world always moving towards liberation. My work is inspired by the healers, the brujas, the medicine womxn, who heal and inspire and protect our peoples and the earth even during the darkest times. And my work is always inspired by the earth that holds us and heals us.

- Francis Mead 


We are honored to have Francis Mead in the gallery at Amor Eterno Arte. The new works are large colorful visions of divine feminine energies. A departure from the black and white high contrast illustrations she has become known for. Her new work is immersive and beautifully reverent. Each piece draws you into a familiar ancestral space with a stream of consciousness. A cool and whole space filled with the energy of inspiration and connectivity. Now more than ever we need these portals, reminding us that the oppression of contemporary society is not our destined path. 


Francis Mead is a Black mixed heritage artist, dreamer and queer mama rooted in Huichin Ohlone Territory / Oakland, CA. Ever since she can remember she made art to connect with herself, her peoples, and the spirits that guide her. Her creative project Illustrated Truths seeks to uplift the dreams, history and magic of people of color, womxn, queers and young people in particular, as a way to inspire and liberate her peoples and the earth.

Amor Eterno Arte

Amor  Eterno Arte is an art gallery + tattoo studio in East Oakland  California. Our gallery curates art shows every two months + features  artists from East Oakland, the Bay Area + all underrepresented  communities. 


Between  art shows, we host community + cultural celebrations, youth workshops  and printmaking as resistance. We offer our space for free or low cost  for local grassroots organizations to fund raise + spread the word. 


Amor  Eterno Arte was started by local artists, Amy George Cortez and Chamuco  Cortez.

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The Culture of Star Wars

art exhibition curated by Amy George Cortez and Chamuco Cortez 


Star Wars has developed into a powerful element of our cultural identity. Constantly weighing the light and the dark, republic vs the empire, it mimics our struggles and our politics. In every culture, the Hero of 1,000 faces appears in its oral history. A hero goes on a life changing adventure to oppose strange forces. In this unusual world, the hero faces their opposition and is victorious! Returning home, they share the power and the knowledge they have gained from this fantastic adventure with their community.


Growing up in Oakland, you know what it’s like to grow up in Tattooine. Obi Wan Kenobi said Mos Eisley was a "Retched hive of scum and villainy" much like the media portrays the Oakland we grew up in. What are the parallels you find in your own life in Star Wars? 


We asked 22 artists to explore their own culture of Star Wars and how the films have influenced their creativity. 


Closing reception Sat June 30th 6pm-10pm

 

Learn More

Amor Eterno Arte is an art gallery + tattoo studio in East Oakland California. Our gallery curates art shows every two months + features artists from East Oakland, the Bay Area + all underrepresented communities. 


Between art shows, we host community + cultural celebrations, youth workshops and printmaking as resistance. We offer our space for free or low cost for local grassroots organizations to fund raise + spread the word. Amor Eterno Arte was started by local artists, Amy George Cortez and Chamuco Cortez.

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Mercado Del Amor

Oakland Artist Market

Amor Eterno Arte presents
Mercado Del Amor 2018 Oakland Artist Market 

Saturday Feb 3rd 2pm-7pm

Local artists! Play Loteria for prizes!
Food and drinks!
 

Just in time for Valentine’s day!!!! Give your love art and handmade  goodies from local artists!!!!
Loteria ticket sales will be donated to a young Oakland woman going to college! Come out and support!
 

Local vendors:
Ana Maria Gallegos
Azteca Negra
Dignidad Rebelde
Hijas De Maiz
Illustrated Truths
INNA TRIBE
La Ruca Arts
Las Adelitas Collective
Leslie DIME Lopez
Libre CLTRA
Sugar High Art
Tres Mercedes
Tu Tienda Azteca    


For more information please email Amy George Cortez info@amoreternoarte.com 

Gallery

Amor Eterno Arte is an art gallery + tattoo studio in East Oakland. Our gallery curates art shows every two months + features artists from East Oakland, the Bay Area + all underrepresented communities. 


Between art shows we host community + cultural celebrations, youth workshops and printmaking as resistance. We offer our space for free or low cost for local grassroots organizations to fund raise + spread the word. 

Find out more
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La Cumbia Del Amor

Fundraiser for Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal

Amor Eterno Arte + Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal present
The 4th Annual LA CUMBIA DEL AMOR!
Benefit for Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal
Saturday Feb 10th 7-11pm
LIVE CUMBIA! from La Nueva Silueta (Cumbia Sonidera)
Raffle! + Tacos!
 

Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal is essential to the community and we are happy  to have them back at Amor Eterno Arte for the 4th year! Please join us  for love, dancing and tacos!! Raffle prizes include handmade items,  tattoo time with Chamuco at Amor Eterno Arte and many amazing items and  certificates from local businesses.
 

Art! Love! Community!
Sliding scale $5-$10
No alcohol


For details email info@amoreternoarte.com

Gallery

  

Amor Eterno Arte is an art gallery + tattoo studio in East Oakland. Our gallery curates art shows every two months + features artists from East Oakland, the Bay Area + all underrepresented communities. 


Between art shows we host community + cultural celebrations, youth workshops and printmaking as resistance. We offer our space for free or low cost for local grassroots organizations to fund raise + spread the word. 

Find out more
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PORK CHOPS. Pick one. Sit down. Shut up.

Art Exhibition Celebrating East Bay Tattooing

PORK CHOPS is a celebration of the East Bay tattoo flash tradition. Dedicated to the street shop design on the wall where you had no choice and you were scared as shit of your tattooer. Pork chops were the most popular tattoo designs cut out and assembled on one flash sheet. It was those designs that were sold the most going from ground round to pork chop. The pork chop was loved and hated by veteran and rookie tattooers. The repetition could be torturous. But after decades of tattooing the designs became bread and butter. The founding tattooers didn’t go to art school and didn’t have business degrees. They were genuine outlaws. Although Amor Eterno Arte bears little resemblance to the shops of old, we honor and celebrate our tough as nails roots.

Exhibition dates: 04.29.17-06.30.17  


 Austin Maples
Ben Verhoek
Big Mike
Billy Boston
Chad Parra
Chamuco Cortez
Chummy Alexanian
Devon Blood
DONE
Freddy Corbin
Hector Fong
Irene Takahashi-Coker
Jason McAfee
Justen Cortese
Luis Gonzalez
Marco Hedrick
Matt Klass
Melissa Taylor
MERX
Mike Hudgins
Myles Madlock
Nate Burrow
Oak Morgan
Paco Excel
Renee Castro
Safety First
Sonju Rattler
STASH 


Flyer design by Ben Verhoek Curated by Amy George Cortez + Chamuco Cortez
 

Gallery

 Amor Eterno Arte was started by local artists Amy George Cortez and Chamuco Cortez. Amy has been working in art galleries and museums with a community + non-profit focus for 15 years. Chamuco has been tattooing for 17 years all over the Bay Area. Chamuco is known for his black and grey, Aztec and portraits tattoos. They began Amor Eterno Arte to present a safe space for folks to experience art, create and express themselves. 

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