“Until Our Last Breath” features more than 20 barrio artists at Chicano Art Gallery
By Mia Bolton
Artists, residents and friends of Barrio Logan, with the help of Chicano Art Gallery, join forces this Saturday for a one-night-only art exhibit to tell the story of how corporate greed and pollution affect the health of Barrio Logan community members.
The exhibit, Until Our Last Breath: Barrio Artistas Contra San Diego’s Toxic Maritime Industry, features original paintings, drawings and sculpture from local artists and many Chicano Park muralists, such as Victor Ochoa, Mario Torero, Berenice Badillo, Armando Nuñez, Stephanie Cecilia Cervantes, Hector Villagas, Patricia Aguayo, Mario Chacon and Isaias Crow.
In addition to the artwork there will be short presentations on the need for a new community plan and propositions B and C by San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez and Georgette Gómez of the Environmental Health Coalition.
“With inimitable work, Logan artists have painted a neighborhood over-burdened with social and environmental injustices for decades,” says Gómez. “The people of Barrio Logan took resistance by creating beauty both with murals and now the development of a new community plan – a different kind of community art.”
Until Our Last Breath opens its doors four days before the June 3 election to urge a “Yes” vote on propositions B and C to approve the Barrio Logan Community Plan Update.
Until Our Last Breath is free and takes place at Chicano Art Gallery, 2117 Logan Ave., on Saturday night from 6-10pm. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.