KQED Arts article for E7S

With everything going on in the country, there is one thing we can all do, and that's create to connect change. E7S was built on wanting to change the dynamic for artists not having opportunities elsewhere in SJ.

Behind me in this photo, the mural is not just for pretty colors, or for street art credentials, and decor. It is a tribute to Oak Flat Reservation by two Native American Artists.

These two artists have not stopped activation through their paintings. Spencer Keeton Cunningham was recently in North Dakota at Standing Rock, Washington DC, and Jaque Fragua got the attention of @instagram by posting a street piece "This is Indian Land " that shut his account down. Illegal but necessary and impactful.

The irony since booty, titty, and graffiti pics are 100% fair game, and we all enjoy depending on preference. Why take it down? Not sure maybe IG didn't take it lightly. Here we are again raising awareness for what counts.

Thanks to Rachael Myrow from our favorite educational institution @kqed_arts came to visit and ask us how, and where we are with finding a new home. Since we don't like to spill the beans before they even sprout, it was difficult to translate all the work that it is taking to create a permanent foundation for independent arts establishments, like ourselves.

Much work to do, and we are not giving up. Give it a read Anjee from Macla comments on it, and keeps it real.

Thanks for viewing: https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/01/17/future-uncertain-for-san-joses-priced-out-empire-seven-studios/?utm_content=buffer8be69&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer