Exhibitions of other Artists - Curatorial, Impresario

Hobos to Street People:
Artists' Responses To Homelessness
from the New Deal to the Present

A Traveling Exhibition 2009 - 2012

Curated by Art Hazelwood
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The official exhibition website contains, images of the show, audio, press coverage and a show schedule.

Video interviews with an article about the show
by Carol Harvey can be seen here

The best way to both get the book and help out in the struggle for the rights of homeless people is to buy the book directly from the Western Regional Advocacy Project. WRAP and its activities is the motivating inspiration behind this book.

Hobos to Street People
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Hobos to Street People:
Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present,

by Art Hazelwood
afterword by Paul Boden
Published by Freedom Voices,
San Francisco, CA
84 pages, 57 images
ISBN 9780915117208

Between Struggle and Hope: Envisioning a Democratic Art in the 1930s

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University
July 29, 2011 - February 5, 2012

The Stock Market Crash in 1929, which triggered the Great Depression, was followed by bank runs, massive unemployment, farm foreclosures, and a severe drought that led to the Dust Bowl in the Midwest. The cities and the countryside were full of poor people. In 1929, unemployment stood at 3%, and by 1933 it had risen to 25%. Fascism was on the rise in Europe and right-wing forces were making gains in the U.S. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president in 1933, his administration drew on the energy and activism of countless people in an effort to rebuild the collapsed economy and envision a democratic cultural sphere. In the process, FDR ushered in a new and dynamic relationship between artists and the government that lasted until the early years of World War II.

Dorothea Lange Unemployment line
Dorothea Lange, photograph, Unemployment benefits aid begins. Line of men inside a division office of the State Employment Service office at San Francisco, California, January, 1938, Library of Congress photograph on Agfa Portriga paper, Collection of de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, NDA.6.700

Pele de LappePele de Lappe, The Transients, Lithograph, 1938

This Camera Fights Fascism: The Photographs of David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez

July 29, 2011 - February 5, 2012

David Bacon and Francisco Dominguez have both followed in the tradition of Depression-era photographers such as Dorothea Lange, focusing their cameras on struggle, dissent, immigrants, and workers. Their photographs speak to the global character of contemporary migration. Like the so-called Okies of the Depression, many of today's migrants have been displaced by environmental degradation and wider economic forces.

David Bacon & Francisco Dominguez

In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate, and Encompassing

Meridian Gallery 535 Powell Street, San Francisco,
More than 30 contemporary artists and artist groups
Curated by Art Hazelwood

May 21 - July 30, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, May 21, 6:00-9:00PM
The Great Tortilla Conspiracy will print and serve delicious edible artwork during the opening.
Press Release here (pdf)

California in Relief -
A History in Wood and Linocut Prints
Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga

July 25, 2009 to September 20, 2009

Saint Mary's College of California
Hearst Art Gallery
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA; 94575-5110

Curated by Art Hazelwood

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image: Frank Rowe (1921 - 1985) Bobby Seale, circa 1970, Color woodcut, 29 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches. Collection of the Frank A. Rowe Family Estate

3 Worlds
Myth, Bricks, Prints
Arias, Fuentes, Banjo

August 14 - September 19, 2009
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco
MCCLA Galleries
Opening reception
Friday, August, 14th, 7-10pm $5

Luis Arias Vera
Juan R. Fuentes
Casper Banjo

Art Hazelwood
Rene Yañez

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William Wolff

For the last several years of his life I assisted William Wolff with his artwork. This included inventorying his entire body of work, helping him sign it all, and organzing exhibitions including a retrospective at the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga, in 2002. More of his work can be viewed here.