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Assembling the Pieces: Reconstructing Memory & Hybrid Identity 
Tessie and Sam

Assembling the Pieces

Reconstructing Memory & Hybrid Identity 

Recent work by Tessie Barrera-Scharaga


Samuel Rodriguez

January 16-March 16, 2013


MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is pleased to present Assembling the Pieces: Reconstructing Memory & Hybrid Identity, featuring new work by San Jose-based artists Tessie Barrera-Scharaga and Samuel Rodriguez. The work presented in Assembling the Pieces address themes of transformation, identity, memory, and the human experience.  Barrera-Scharaga and Rodriguez are among San Jose’s most industrious and innovative artists; this exhibition highlights their significant contributions to our artistic landscape.  



Friday, February 1, 2013

This South FIRST FRIDAY, MACLA presents a new exhibition and performances that encourage you to dance!  In MACLA’s Gallery: Assembling the Pieces: Reconstructing Memory & Hybrid Identity recent work by Tessie Barrera-Scharaga and Samuel Rodriguez.


Join us for a special donors talk and exhibition walk through at 6pm. Become a MACLA donor today, call (408) 998-2783x28 or donate through JustGive. Open to the general public at 7pm.


Join us to dance! In the Castellano Playhouse,  MACLA presents a FREE interactive showcase for our upcoming adult classes featuring Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles and Hot-Hula Fitness.


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Visit South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk for an evening of art and performances on Friday, February 1. Join the community for an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA District (& beyond). Venues are open 7pm 'til late & free of charge. For full listing of South First Fridays events and information: please visit call (408)271-5155


Artist Workshops at MACLA

Material Memory Workshop with Tessie Barrera-Scharaga

Saturday, February 23, 2013



Work with renowned local artist Tessie Barrera-Scharaga and assemble your own piece of art with found objects, paper and clay.


Tessie Barrera-Scharaga is a conceptual installation and assemblage artist that creates site-specific and time-based environments using a wide variety of media from found and rescued objects, clay, steel, wood, sound, photography, and video.  Her often unexpected pairings channel and challenge the viewers’ collective memory; a chair obliterated by the lines of a poem; a wedding gown covered in red clay; a house bandaged in surgical gauze.  Themes of feminism, consumerism, violence, loss, and environmental concerns are just a few of the subjects her work approaches. At the core, her work is about the human experience. According to Barrera-Scharaga, “Human stories inspire me, fill me with admiration, and also terrify me. My work is at times painful, at times joyful, and always viscerally attached to the realities of contemporary life….” Love and loss, desire, doubts, hopes, frustrations, life, death, transformation, and transcendence color her installations. Barrera-Scharaga navigates the personal, political, social, environmental and symbolic through her provocative art work.


Workshop fee $25, materials included. To purchase tickets call (408)998-2783x28 or click HERE.

RE MIX/ED-Media Workshop with Samuel Rodriguez

Saturday, March 2, 2013



This mixed-media workshop explores portraiture and identity through collage.


Samuel Rodriguez is a San Jose-based artist whose practice encompasses a wide variety of media including illustration, design, murals, painting and drawing.  From 2005-2007 Rodriguez worked with artist Mel Chin on a permanent installation for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose, CA.  More recently he has completed two additional permanent public art installations, one for the Los Angeles County Metro Authority at Jefferson Station and for San Jose’s Solari Branch Library. Rodriguez’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the Bay Area including Anno Domini, Oakland Museum of Art, Known Gallery and MACLA and abroad with a solo exhibit in Hawaii and a two-person exhibit in Hong Kong, China. His artistic background ranges from a practitioner of graffiti art to working as a designer and illustrator. Rodriguez received a BFA degree from California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.


Workshop fee $25, materials included. To purchase tickets call (408)998-2783x28 or click HERE.

      MACLA’s partnership with Summit Public Schools San Jose 


For the month of January, MACLA is partnering with Summit High School of San Jose. Everyday students come to MACLA during school hours to work with our artists and educators to learn hip-hop dance, music production and slam poetry.


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Summit’s students are gaining hands-on experience in video production, writing, poetry, performance, dance and collaborative group activities. At the end of the month students will share their new skills in digital media and arts with a showcase. This collaboration between Summit High School and MACLA is allows us to provide an in-depth and concentrated opportunity for the youth to learn 12st century literacy skills that will prepare them to succeed in college.


One of the Summit youth shared, “…We’re all really just teaching each other. We’re building off each other. Everyone gets up. We listen, we snap, we enjoy it, we relate, we’re connected.”

A Night in Vegas

Benefiting HABLA, Friends of River Glen School
Friday, February 8th 6pm-11pm

Food, Drinks, Dancing, Casino Tables & Silent Auction


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Join us for an evening of fun in support of River Glen School’s Spanish/English Dual Immersion Program.

River Glen’s nationally recognized program is dedicated to educating the next generation of bilingual and bi-literate community leaders.


The Terrace at Willow Glen

2125 Canoas Garden Ave

San José, CA 95125


$60 per person

Your purchase includes $1,000 game money, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert and your first drink. This event is for ages 21 and older and cocktail attire.

Buy Tickets Online


Tickets: Angela Zapata 650-743-3909

Sponsors: Claudia Salazar 408-499-7764

Auction: Catalina Palazzo 408-660-5541


Thank you to the following for supporting the next generation of bilingual community leaders.

Gold Sponsor: Centro Armonía Spanish Immersion School

Silver Sponsors: Law Office of Victor M. Castro & Metro Building Maintenance

Media Sponsors: El Observador and Univision

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