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Kyleah Geonzon poses in front of the art gallery entrance in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on March 1. (Karina Patel / Golden Gate Xpress)

Kyleah Geonzon uses art and culture to redefine her culture

Karina Patel, Photo Editor March 2, 2022

Thick, colorful paper lay meticulously on a table in the Art Gallery. Music played out of a speaker placed right next to the front desk.  Art Gallery assistant for Associated Students Kyleah Geonzon...

A mural of the late writer, academic and human rights activist Edward Said is featured above the entrance of the SF State bookstore. The mural was completed in 2007, after almost three years of objections and an eventual redesign, joining multiple murals on campus that display students’ backgrounds and leaders like Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez. (Paisley Trent / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: Palestinian Student Experiences

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

Hundreds of people walked past or under the mural portraying Edward Said while heading to class or entering the bookstore. A second-year Palestinian student recalled looking at the Edward Said Mural...

Chris “L7” Cuadrado poses for a portrait at the Art Gallery in the Caesar Chavez Student Center at SF State on Sept. 6, 2018. Cuadrado’s art is known for informing communities about resistance. Cuadrado’s art is in this picture is a message-based collage involving decolonization, oppression, and liberation through the act of resistance. (Evan Moses/Golden Gate Xpress)

Local artist uses work to fight oppression at SF State art show

Megan Fitzmorris September 8, 2018

Dressed in a blue printed button-down shirt with his shoulder-length hair gracing the top of his shoulders, Christian “L7” Cuadrado walked into the room with a small piece of sage poking out...

Students look at the art displayed at the ASI Art Gallery at SF State on April 27, 2017. (Tate Drucker/Xpress)

Graduating seniors display their artwork for the final time at SF State in a split exhibit

Roxanne Hernandez May 3, 2017

Art students and supporters bounced back and forth between the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center and the Martin Wong Gallery in the Fine Arts Building for the opening...

Michael Covington, 28, and girlfriend Vanessa, 24, admire the works of art Covington produced for the showing of Shakin System in the Cezar Chavez Student Center at SF State on Thursday, February 16, 2017 (Alina Castillo / Xpress).

Shakin’ Systems: black artists challenge expectations in new exhibit

Roxanne Hernandez February 21, 2017

Associated Students Inc. held an opening reception for the Black Mail Collectives’ art show “Shakin’ Systems” in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday evening, featuring black artists. The...

Temporary studio space offered in ASI art gallery

Roxanne Hernandez February 8, 2017

Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at SF State’s Associated...

SF State alumna Mona Marcos poses with a piece from the upcoming Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora exhibit on top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Imani Miller/ Xpress)

New art exhibit commemorates resistance of Filipino people

Courtnee Briggs February 3, 2016

The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power Revolution of the Philippines....

Muralist David Hyde poses for a portrait in front of of his mural Asian Pacific islanders “infinite tree of life” on the side of the Cesar Chavez building at SF State Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Angelica Williams / Xpress)

Graffiti artists fight for expression in the public domain

Cody Wright November 17, 2015

On the north side of 19th and Holloway avenues, several large graffiti pieces were buffed off of the stone wall, leaving behind blurry streaks of blue spray paint. Just across the street, two more...

A pirate ship sits in the middle of the room while Emily Vanags, an Art History Major, prepares the Hydrarchy Gallery on Tuesday Feb. 17. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Gallery to sweep away art lovers with ocean atmosphere

Kalani Ruidas February 19, 2015

Sitting in a black room under a prismatic blue spotlight, surrounded by the sounds of the sea, art graduate student Anthony Wilson was swept up by the oceanic magic of the artwork that will be unveiled under...

A poster advertising the Gentrification: Displacement, Eviction, and the San Francisco Housing Crisis exhibit at the ASI Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Art exhibit humanizes gentrification in the Bay Area

Katrina Andaya February 9, 2015

Associated Students is now featuring Gentrification: Displacement, Eviction, and the San Francisco Housing Crisis, an art exhibit that will be displayed free in the ASI Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez...

Painting by Damon Lee Johnson Shuja an artist featured at the exhibition at SF State in the art gallery showing of The Rose That Grew From Concrete art exhibit at The Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center had art on display of art works from individuals who are formally presently incarcerated.

Campus art gallery partners with Project Rebound to share prisoners’ work

Emilia Rosales October 17, 2014

An intimate group, comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, art gallery employees and a couple of SF State students, gathered on campus to discuss racial disparities and unjust treatment in the...

An art piece symbolizing gentrification in the bay area at the If Elvis Presley was the King, who was James Brown? opening at the Cesar Chavez Art Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Art galleries on campus welcome students to express themselves

Hannah Mullins August 31, 2014

On a campus strewn with art on lawns, in trees and even in the form of crocheted bikes, many SF State students are still unaware of the three art galleries available to view, free of charge. Liza Boozer,...

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