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NCW Libraries will host renowned Chicano artist Jake Prendez at six locations in July and August to talk about social justice art and the influence of Mexican muralism on American artwork.

His Humanities Washington presentation, The Art of Rebellion, Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts, will be offered at the following locations:

Aug. 14: Wenatchee Valley College (in partnership with CaFe and WVC), 6 p.m. More information

Aug. 15: Peshastin Community Hall, 6 p.m. More information

Aug. 16: Chelan Public Library, 6 p.m. More information

Prendez will trace the history of social justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era and the modern era. Explore how the means of production and new technologies made art accessible worldwide, and join Prendez as he deconstructs his own artwork to show how it relates to this greater narrative.

Prendez is the owner and co-director of The Nepantla Art Gallery in Seattle. He creates art with a specific focus on themes of Chicano/a culture, activism, social justice, pop culture and satire. His style ranges from indigenous iconography, social realism, and portraiture, to colorful pop art.

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