On July 6th, Celebrate Mayfair hosted its 7th Cafecito as well as the opening reception for the Voices of the Maifair Community Art Project.
Voices of the Mayfair is a multigenerational art series celebrating the people of the Mayfair neighborhood in East San Jose. It is the product of community members coming together to engage in the process of creating a visual representation of who they are and where they are from.
In collaboration with Somos Mayfair, the Celebrate Mayfair Project, an initiative of the School of Arts and Culture at MHP, provided a platform for Mayfair residents to create art by the community for the community. The goal is to feature these pieces in public spaces throughout the neighborhood as a way to show the pride, talent and beauty of the Mayfair Community.
Renowned local visual artists Elba Raquel Martinez and Roberto Romo served as the artistic instructors and leads for this project.
Photos by Ruth Cisneros.