The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Art Gallery — with support from the MSJC Foundation — will host an online art talk from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, featuring Dulce Soledad Ibarra, a multidisciplinary artist, designer, educator, and curator with investments in community and identity-emphasized arts and opportunity.
The MSJC Art Talk series is open to the public and will be held online.
Ibarra, also an MSJC associate faculty member, will discuss her artwork and career as an artist. This special Art Talk is presented in conjunction with Undocumented Student Week of Action.
Ibarra discusses issues of generational guilt, identity, class, labor, displacement, and injustice in sculptures, videos, installations, performances, and participatory work. Looking through queer Xicanx perspective, the work is fueled by emotional labor, personal and cultural research and analysis.
Currently, the work is centered around the aesthetics and resilience of the Piñata/Party Supply District of Downtown Los Angeles, engaging in the means of sustaining as a community of businesses and as a place of cultural familiarities and commodities.
Ibarra has exhibited, screened, performed, and programmed at venues across California, including Angels Gate Cultural Center, Charlie James Gallery, Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles, Craft Contemporary, Human Resources Los Angeles, and Pieter Performance Space, among others. Ibarra holds a master’s in fine art from the University of Southern California (USC) and earned a bachelor’s in fine art in sculpture from California State University, Long Beach.
The next Art Talk, also from 1 to 2 p.m., will be on Thursday, Nov. 10, featuring Erik Escovedo. This is a special joint presentation during Native American Heritage month and is part of Escovedo’s exhibition at The MSJC Art Gallery.
It’s not too late to sign up for Fall 2022 classes. The college offers 8-week classes designed to fit your life that begin Monday, Oct. 17. Check out the schedule today.
Mt. San Jacinto College serves nearly 24,000 students annually in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula, with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, Banning and Temecula.
MSJC awarded 3,157 degrees and certificates to a record-breaking 2,185 graduates in May 2022.