"The Revolution Will Be DIY"

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Jeannette Powell Art Center, Reynolds Gallery
37.975281, -121.312861

The Revolution Will Be DIY, an interactive exhibition and event series, opens March 20 and concludes on April 13, 2018. Through the run of the show the gallery will host art installations, collaborative projects, and performances by campus and community artists that empower change through creative action.

All events are free and open to the public.

Materials from the Holt-Atherton archives frame the history of Pacific campus activism from the civil rights era to the present, including letters from the Black Student Caucus and a DeltaFusion puppet. Punk rock epitomizes the do-it-yourself ethos. Chad Sengstock’s photographs from greater California’s punk shows are featured in the exhibition along with images from the Stockton music scene by Hanna Thrasher and Jacob Porta.

  • March 21, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. ~ Risa Fujishige, alumna and artist leads a Social Fabric Clothesline Project and exhibition organizer
  • March 22, 6-8 p.m. ~ Lift up the Earth - Local artisan and ‘glitter punk weaver’ Shannon Spohn will lead a community weaving workshop
  • March 23, 30 & April 6, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. ~ The Singing Hands Student Collective will demonstrate their cooperative project with Chinese artisans.
  • March 26 & April 2, 3 – 6 p.m. ~ Lisa Cooperman hosts afternoons for participants to Stitch & Bitch. Drop-in interactive projects are ongoing and open to all.
  • March 28, 5:30-7:30 ~ Art activist and Stockton native Ryan Camero and Pacific student Carmen Cobian will co-create a migration themed mural called Borderlands.
  • March 29, 6-8 p.m. ~ The owners of Stockton Rags will demonstrate their screen printing process and encourage local business startups.
  • April 3, 3-6 p.m. ~ Jazmine Munoz from Sustaining Pacific leads an art workshop on Endangered Animals.
  • April 13, 6-7 p.m. ~Community artist Garrett Daniells’ installation Desert Cornucopia addresses food insecurity in the area. Visitors who bring a nonperishable food or hygiene product to the installation for the Little Free Pantry will receive a special coupon for the E.A.T. food truck, which will be on site for the show.
  • April 13, 7 - 10 p.m. ~ Punk, Metal and the Meaning of Life - The exhibition concludes with a free, all-ages show of punk and metal bands NDN Giver, Cheap Shoes, Knee Deep, and xMalcolmx.

The project has been made possible by our community collaborators Goodstock Productions. It is also supported by the College of the Pacific Department of Art & Graphic Design, General Education, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, Pacific Arts and Lectures Committee, Pacific Music Management Club, Pacific Student Art Club, Sustaining Pacific, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Title IX, and the Women’s Resource Center.

All events and workshops are free and open to the public. A full calendar can be found on the Reynolds Gallery Facebook page and gallery website. For more information call Lisa Cooperman 209.932.3254 or lcooperman@pacific.edu. The gallery is located at 1071 W. Mendocino Ave, Stockton, CA 95211 and open from 9:00 – 4:30, Monday – Friday unless open for a special event.