Ventanas murals, at the Fruitvale Masonic Temple, created by students of Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE:Mural Arts class, spring 2015

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Pineda, Eduardo (professor) Faculty - Diversity Studies Program - 2011- - Began teaching at CCA in Fall 2011. Taught mural design and painting at Berkeley City College, Art Department 2013. Taught at Mills in the Education School as a student teacher supervisor 2008-2010.
Date created: 2015
Work type & Measurements
Paintingmural painting
7 murals on wood; 8 x 4 ft.
In spring of 2015 Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class, in partnership with The Mexican Museum (TMM) and The Unity Council, created murals for the historic Masonic Temple on San Pablo Ave and Ignacio de la Fuente Ave in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California. To create the murals, students examined objects representing 4000 years of art history and culture with TMM’s director and educators, and used the historical styles and themes to highlight aspirations and concerns of the Fruitvale community as shared by The Unity Council staff. The resulting seven mural panels express themes of community resilience, cultural diversity, and affirmation of traditional culture and youthful energy. The Museum and The Unity Council jointly approved the final designs. By adorning the Masonic Temple, The Unity Council activated this landmark, envisioning a cultural center for the neighborhood; TMM outreached to the East Bay in anticipation of their new building in downtown San Francisco, and CCA placed students at the center of an historic community arts project. The partnership between two leading Bay Area art and educational institutions and the Fruitvale’s pioneering community development corporation reinforces the cultural richness of Oakland and the significance of Latino culture in the Bay Area.
Time period: 2010-2019
Geographic: Oakland, Calif.
Name: Pineda, Eduardo
Name: Adames, Nicole
Name: Barish, Joshua
Name: Chi, Jinmei
Name: Choi, Kwong
Name: Collins, Kaitlyn
Name: Kaufman, Cale
Name: Kelly, Matthew
Name: Krase, Jacqueline
Name: Lee, Sue
Name: Lehman, Michi
Name: Mousaw, Levi
Name: Shimizu, Tessa
Name: Stroud, Jennifer
Name: Walters, Emma
Name: Weaver, Caroline
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Series: IV. Department Materials
Subseries: 1. Academic Departments
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