Artwork

Reem’s at Fruitvale

Reem's at Fruitvale

  It’s been a pleasure to have painted with Miguel Bounce Perez, Robert Trujillo from my crew, Trust Your Struggle, and Chris Gazaleh for Reem’s California, the new Arab bakery and restaurant at Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland. It’s only been open for a couple days now but it’s been the buzz in town. In […]


Sanctuary City: With Justice and Liberty for Some

Sanctuary City: With Justice and Liberty for Some

Exhibition Dates: March 25 – April 8, 2017 Exhibition Location: SFAC Main Gallery 401 Van Ness Avenue (War Memorial Veterans Building), Suite 126, San Francisco, CA 94102 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 6 – 9 p.m. Free and open to the public The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries is pleased to announce the first installment of Sanctuary City, a […]


Échame Aguas

Échame Aguas

  Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Galería de la Raza presents Échame Aguas, an exhibition that centers water as the source of all life. We examine water through various lenses, as it connects to the political, spiritual and physical realms within our society. We use the phrase “échame aguas” which translates […]


Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

On February 10 The Greenlining Institute will host a grand opening event at its newly renovated building in downtown Oakland.  Formerly a dilapidated bank office, Greenlining set out to reclaim and revitalize the structure as a flourishing, energy-efficient nonprofit center built with local, minority-owned businesses. In addition to providing space to several other nonprofits at […]


Brass and Cooper

Brass and Cooper

The artist has a symbiotic relationship with its environment. Oakland’s cultural vibrancy owes much to its artists in the same way the artists interpret the town, the people, the sights, the sounds, the movements and migrations onto mediums that tell stories not easily captured in words. E14 Gallery showcases master and upcoming visual artists with deep […]


Lunada ~ Fall 2016 Season

Lunada ~ Fall 2016 Season

Lunada ~ Fall 2016 Season Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 7:30 pm Featuring Rio Yañez‘s Night Time on the Internet, Norm Mattox‘s debut chapbook Get Home Safe! Poems for Crossing the Community Grid, and a report back from Standing Rock with images and stories by Cece Carpio and Nancy Pili. […]


Estamos contra el muro | We Are Against the Wall

Estamos contra el muro | We Are Against the Wall

A PROJECT WITH SITA KURATOMI BHAUMIK September 9 – October 15, 2016 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM Southern Exposure presents Estamos contra el muro | We Are Against the Wall, an exhibition by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik in collaboration with Piñatas Las Morenitas Martínez, Little Piñata Maker, Cece Carpio (Trust Your Struggle), […]


Ba-e Makiling

Ba-e Makiling

Kularts newest dance theater production, choreographed by master Philippine dance choreographer Jay Loyola and original music score by renowned musician and composer Florante Aguilar, Ba-e Makiling is a 1 hour, 15-minute dance theater production inspired by Philippine myths and native spirituality. The new dance work will explore the story of the deity Ba-e Makiling, guardian […]


Sagan Kotturan Chamoru

It was an amazing honor to have painted for the Pacific Arts and Culture Festival 2016 at Sagan Kotturan Chamoru, or the Chamoru Cultural Center.  So much inspiration to bring back with me to last me a lifetime. Sagan Kotturan Chamoru is a community based, volunteer supported Chamoru cultural center focused on promoting, perpetuating  and […]


AtHAck!: Art As A Tool for Survivor Empowerment

AtHAck!: Art As A Tool for Survivor Empowerment

Art and Social Justice: Art As A Tool for Survivor Empowerment Apr 27, 2016 · 6:00 PM at The Growlery FREE EVENT! Come join ATHack! at The Growlery as we present Co-Founder of ATHack! Inc., Alia Whitney-Johnson, as she speaks about: Art As A Tool for Survivor Empowerment and Healing. We will also be showcasing […]


When She Rises

When She Rises

Opening Reception :: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8pm-11pm with DJ Leydis on the ones and twos. FREE On View: March 12, 2016 – May 14, 2016 In partnership with the Trust Your Struggle Collective and Galería De La Raza, Studio Grand is pleased to present When She Rises, an exhibit dedicated to the resilience of […]


West Oakland Youth Center

West Oakland Youth Center

The History of West Oakland Youth Center The West Oakland Youth Center, has been in the making since 2003, when West Oakland community members expressed their neighborhood’s need for a place dedicated to young people. Community advocates have come together to convert a former church into the West Oakland Youth Center. In 2005, the city […]


17th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever

17th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is proud to present the 17th annual Dia de los Muertos festival: THE TREE OF LIFE – EL ÁRBOL DE LA VIDA Health For All This weekend’s festival includes an altar honoring the lives of undocumented immigrants who’ve lost their lives because, like more than one million Californians, they lacked access to […]


The Wall Project

The Wall Project

This piece is created sponsored by the The Wall Project. THE WALL PROJECT The wall project started with a blank white compound wall, with an intense burning of “something has to be done to it”. It was an initiative to add visual elements of colour, form and texture to a space, to make the area […]


Seed Folks

Seed Folks

This mural was created in collaboration with the youth of Sunnydale neighborhood of San Francisco, Hope SF, Mercy , Housing Authority, and many others. More about Sunnydale: San Francisco’s largest public housing site, Sunnydale-Velasco (“Sunnydale”), sits in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood, at the foot of McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second largest park. The 50-acre, 785-unit […]


Of Love and Riots

Of Love and Riots

In a time of a riot, artist collective, Trust Your Struggle, installs reflections of love at the city capital of California. Of Love & Riots July 11- September 8, 2015 Gallery Hours: Tu, Weds, Th 2-5pm and by appointment only. Location: SolCollective Gallery 2574 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 Special Events (free and open to […]


International Women Working Day

International Women Working Day

A compilation of portraits of women I have met across the globe fighting for a more dignified existence.  Today and everyday, we honor and celebrate all of us for  International Women Working Day.


West Oakland Youth Center

West Oakland Youth Center

The History of West Oakland Youth Center The West Oakland Youth Center, has been in the making since 2003, when West Oakland community members expressed their neighborhood’s need for a place dedicated to young people. Community advocates have come together to convert a former church into the West Oakland Youth Center. In 2005, the city […]


The Jacket Show 2

The Jacket Show 2

Keeping the art and culture of graffiti alive and firmly rooted,TDK/TMC Family does it again… TDK presents: The Jacket Show 2 With one of a kind artwork from local graffiti artists and worldwide, DJs on the 1s and 2s, flows in the cypher, Bboys, Bgirls and live drums, this type of all ages event only comes once […]


MyGroove Designs 9th Annual Anniversary

MyGroove Designs 9th Annual Anniversary

L I V E P E R F O R M A N C E S | V I S U A L A R T | N E T W O R K I N G We cordially invite you as our special guests to experience the new wave of Bay Area Artists at […]


My Art, My Culture Awards + International Women’s Day Celebration

My Art, My Culture Awards + International Women’s Day Celebration

Betti Ono Gallery presents: Sat March 8th | 6-8 PM | Tix $20 My Art, My Culture Awards + International Women’s Day Celebration. The first annual My Art, My Culture 2014 Awards will feature the unveiling of a commemorative mural by international artists and activists CeCe Carpio and Jessica Sabogal and an honoree reception with special guests and […]


Room for Big Ideas: The Chasm Arena

Room for Big Ideas: The Chasm Arena

Room for Big Ideas: The Chasm Arena Jan 24, 2014 – Apr 5, 2014 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) The transition into the 21st century has been marked by the rise of ubiquitous connectivity. The proliferation of new technologies and networks has enabled millions to create a series of new experiences mediated online […]


Kidlat Tahimik

Kidlat Tahimik

  A friendly tsunami. -Kidlat Tahimik September 20 – October 5, 2013 Reception: September 20, 2013 Time: 6-9pm luggage store gallery 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Tel. 415. 255 5971 The Luggage Store Gallery is honored to present in Association with KULARTS ARTS, site specific work and films of KIDLAT TAHIMIK with CECE […]


Anguish and Enthusiasm

Anguish and Enthusiasm

Article/ Trust Your Struggle Fri 14 Jun 2013Stefanie Elrick speaks to Cece Carpio, Erin Yoshi, Miguel Perez and Shaun Burner of Oakland artist collective Trust Your Struggle… Trust Your Struggle is a fluctuating collective of artists, freedom fighters and social interpreters whose images tell stories as vivid as the medium they inhabit. In April 2013, […]