Cuidate Mucho
LBCC Art Gallery 2022 Art Exhibition, Oct. 27 - Dec. 10

Arts

Date: Thursday, Oct. 27 — Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022

Location Gallery Hours
Long Beach City College
Art Gallery | K Building: K-100
4901 East Carson St.
Long Beach, California
Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closing reception: Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Description

“All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you…God is change.”

-Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower

Cuidate Mucho is a group exhibition centered on care as a life-sustaining and life-giving force. The title of the exhibition Cuidate Mucho translated from Spanish to English as: Take much care of yourself. It is a valediction phrase that combines both care and caution, implying a threat or harm is near. The phrase is often used to wish a loved one a favorable outcome; for example wishing for someone’s safe return home, unharmed, and in one piece.

Concurrently, it is also used to hope for someone’s improved health and well-being. As we all became accustomed to living with the coronavirus, cuidate mucho was so often heard that it lost its meaning. It was during the pandemic that we all became significantly aware of the power of care; caring for others, and for one’s own health became essential to our survival. As we emerge from the pandemic, black and brown communities continue to be the most vulnerable. The artist in Cuidate Mucho reflects on some of the threats that affect communities of color such as the prison industrial complex, immigration, poverty, unfair labor practices, racism, and gender-based violence. The artists offer solutions centered on care, love, and tenderness.  

Curated by Karla Aguíñiga, Art Gallery and Exhibitions Manager!

Artist

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
If you require accommodations, please contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or (562) 938-4833 (TTY) or dsps-staff@lbcc.edu. If you require sign language interpreting services, please contact Stephanie Bonales at sbonales@lbcc.edu or (562) 938-4918.
If you require Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, please contact Sunita Shelly: sshelly@lbcc.edu / 562.938.4947 or Sonia Leticia Vélez: svelez@lbcc.edu at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please note requests are based on provider availability, the more advance notice the better.