Drive down 16th street between Thomas and Jefferson and you'll take in more than just the sights and smells of of dulcerias, carnicerias, and a full spectrum of Mexican restaurants. Calle 16 is the road where art borders on action, as artists illustrate the ongoing struggles, injustices, emotions, and influences behind immigration reform.
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On Tuesday, October 15, Phoenix-based Mexican-American artist La Muñeca and international Oaxaca, Mexico-based artist Yescka will team up for a one-night-only pop-up show entitled "Wallspeak." Using La Muñeca's painted wheatpastes and Yescka's graffiti, paint, woodcut, and stencil media, this show aims to illustrate "the visible and non-visible borders of oppression."
In addition to the works on display, this free event will also feature live performances, music, and refreshments. "Wallspeak: ¡Prohibido olvidar! ¡Hay que hablar!" is on display October 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Hive gallery. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.