Fotos Y Recuerdos / Photographs By Xico González

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Fotos y recuerdos
Photographs by Xico González

May 10 – 31, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2016,
from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

This event is free and open to the public!

Fotos y recuerdos features film and digital photographs taken by Xico González of his students at the Met Sacramento High School. González spent three years with his advisory, and decided to photograph his students on their final year together. This exhibit is a commemoration of the time that they have spent together, and to acknowledge their close relationship before they part ways on June 16, 2016, their high school graduation.

González is very proud to have created a family like atmosphere in his advisory at the Met, where social justice, diversity, and cultural/political awareness is at the forefront of his teaching pedagogy. Xico likes to teach by example, and often talks to his students about higher education and the importance of being lifelong learners. The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken while González explored photography courses at Cosumnes River College, showing students that you should always pursue your passions regardless of age and educational achievements.

Fotos y recuerdos features thirty photographs and a few surprises.


Xico González
González is an educator, artist, poet, and a political and cultural activista based in Sacramento, California. He received a MA in Spanish from Sacramento State, and a MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis. González has exhibited widely since the late 90s and is well known for his politically charged silkscreen posters and his revoltoso poetry. His work is archived at Sacramento State, San José State, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, amongst other public and private collections. While González has exhibited nationally, he has also taken part in exhibitions in Argentina and China. González’s written work has been published in several publications such as the new poetry anthology “The Border Crossed Us,” from Vagabond Press. González currently teaches Spanish and Art Studio at the Met Sacramento High School, where he continues to promote social and cultural awareness in and out of the classroom.
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