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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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Fresh Start at REALM Charter School

Fresh Start at REALM Charter School

TCMP students, work in progress. True Colors is the public murals program based at Berkeley City College, fiscally sponsored by Earth Island Institute, and directed by Juana Alicia Araiza. Through Juana Alicia’s Mural Design and Creation 
classes, True Colors creates one or more public murals 
every year with social and environmental justice themes. True Colors’ […]


In Chaos, We Blossom

The Multicultural Community Center presents «In chaos, we blossom,” our 6th annual Week and 17th annual Night of Cultural Resistance theme. March 2-March 9, 2012 “In Chaos, We Blossom” celebrates rejuvenation and resilience, particularly through times of turbulence. As Amícar Cabral so aptly put, “Culture is the seed of opposition blossoming into the flower of […]


“Tuloy Po Kayo” Mural at FEC

"Tuloy Po Kayo" Mural at FEC

Tuloy Po Kayo from Pueblo Nuevo Gallery on Vimeo.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 27, 2011 SOMA COmmunity celebrates new mural at the Filipino Education Center (San Francisco, CA) – Kularts and the Filipino American Community Foundation (FADF) is proud to announce the completion of a new 25×80 foot mural, entitled Tuloy Po Kayo, […]


Our Survival Depends on Being Creative

Our Survival Depends on Being Creative

Our Survival Depends on Being Creative UC Berkeley Multicultural Community Center  Mural,  written by Alex Tan & elisa diana huerta …shifting the emphasis away from stories of oppression, and onto stories of possibilities, both theoretically and practically. –Lekkie Hopkins ­As participants in the visioning, creation and day-to-day workings of the Multicultural Community Center, we have […]


Love and Anarchy

Love and Anarchy

Ictus Gallery Presents “Love and Anarchy,” an art exhibition featuring works by Cece Carpio, Kira Curtis, Fernando Marti, and Jermaine Rogers. An installation of indoor graffiti mural art, posters, paintings and prints celebrating all things that deviate, defy and yet carry each other. July 23rd – Sept 1st 2011 Opening reception: Saturday July 23rd, 6pm – 10pm Closing […]


Ako, Ikaw, Sila, Tayo (Me, You, Them, Us)

Ako, Ikaw, Sila, Tayo (Me, You, Them, Us)

Hitachi Warehouse, Timog corner Samar Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines A Collaborative Mural by Trust Your Struggle, Gerilya and Dolphins Love Freedom This mural was created in correlation with ILPS 5th International Assembly of Artists of Cultural Workers to be held in the Philippines on July 3-5, 2011 at the main campus of the University of the […]


Collective Consciousness

Collective Consciousness

True Colors has created six public murals in Berkeley to date, the most recent being the mural for the new YMCA Teen Center, located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Center Streets. The center, which is receiving financial support from PG&E, was designed with the help of a task force of teenagers. […]


Water Writes: Oakland

Water Writes: Oakland

Oakland, California – Broadway @ 21st Street in Downtown a collaboration with local youth programs that create urban arts and urban gardens. The mural portrays everyday ways that young people in Oakland are choosing healthy alternatives and decisions that protect and conserve water. Artist Team: Estria Miyashiro Vogue TDK Cece Carpio Robert Trujillo Josue Rojas […]


Qathra: Hymn of Rain

Qathra: Hymn of Rain

A commissioned work for Qathra inspired by Badr Shakir al-Sayyab’s poetry. Badr Shakir al-Sayyab RAIN SONG Translated by: Lena jayyusi and Christopher Middleton Your eyes are two palm tree forests in early light, Or two balconies from which the moonlight recedes When they smile, your eyes, the vines put forth their leaves, And lights dance […]


Battallon de San Patricio

Battallon de San Patricio

Battallon de San Patricio, Guanajuato, Mexico With the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1846, tensions with Mexico had reached a critical point. At the same time, many Irish Catholics were immigrating to America in the wake of famine and unrest in Ireland. In the Army, as with the rest of the country, the Irish Catholics […]


El Relevo at La Peña

El Relevo at La Peña

In celebration of La Peña’s 30th year anniversary, Trust Your Struggle have painted inside the historic center that has been up and running since 1975. More about La Peña: La Peña is a vibrant non-profit community cultural center with a global vision that has promoted social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding for over 40 […]


International Festival de Los Nuevos Vientos (Festival of New Winds)

International Festival de Los Nuevos Vientos (Festival of New Winds)

December 5, 2008 Inspired by the City of Youth: An art explosion in one of Mexico’s most marginalized places by Josue Rojas ECATEPEC, MEXICO — We were in the dustiest, the poorest, most marginal place: where leftists and immigrants live, where immigrants from Central America stay, where people dump garbage, where no one cares to […]