Artfully Wrapped Electric Cars – Various Artists/Lideres Campesinas

Created by community members – Uriel Alejandro Contreras Jiménez, Dania García, Jesus Morquecho, & Karina Lizeth Andalon.

Displayed on Lideres Campesinas’ vehicles traveling throughout the Sacramento, CA area.

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Project overview

This project centers around two electric vehicles, wrapped in art and slogans related to community unity, the importance of getting vaccinated to fight against COVID-19, and, being resilient in the face of the disease. The vehicles are taken to community events, as well as COVID testing and vaccination sites, where they are used for community outreach, and as backdrops for photos and information tables.

About the Artists

Uriel Alejandro Contreras Jiménez – was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, but has primarily lived in Merced, California. He graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of California Merced in 2021, and has been working with Líderes Campesinas as a media and communications specialist for just over a year.

Dania Garcia – was inclined towards arts and crafts since she was very young, and could spend hours without putting down her crayons and coloring. Her path is now one of architecture and painting, as she is an architect by profession and teaches watercolor art online to people around the world.

Jesus Morquecho – was born in Mexicali, Baja California, and has been in the United States for 7 years. He holds a degree from CSUSB in Computer Science.

Karina Lizeth Andalon – lives in the Coachella Valley and previously worked with Lideres Campesinas organizing youth statewide.

 

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