Barbara Carrasco to Lecture at UC Riverside

Barbara Carrasco to Lecture at UC Riverside


L.A.-Based Artist
Barbara Carrasco

 “A Brush with Life: An Artist’s Story of Survival.”
This talk will be an overview of Carrasco’s life and art, as well as the impact cancer has had
on her life’s work. She will show images of her paintings and drawings that have transformed
as a result of surviving cancer treatments.

Wednesday, 14 March from 3.30-5pm
UCR – INTS 1113

Ms. Carrasco is one of the most famous artists of the Chicana/o movement; she created banners and poster art for the United Farm Workers movement led by Cesar Chaves and Dolores Huerta and is a current board member of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Carrasco was on an art exchange to Russia when the Chernobyl accident happened. She returned to the states and began to show signs of cancer. Her public lecture will speak about her experiences as a cancer survivor and the impact on her subsequent art practice. Please circulate and announce widely. I hope you will be able to attend this special presentation.

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