Rene Yanez was a well-known artist, activist, curator, producer and an icon. For years, he both collaborated with and promoted the work of many talented visual and performing artists and at times appears to be œin the shadow. I, then Padilla, had the opportunity to work with him during his final weeks battling cancer as we collaborated on this show. From street art to virtual reality, collaborations and interactive works, Into the Fade spotlighted some of Yanez' work as one series fades or melts into the other.
This program is funded by Sutter Health, Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky initiative, and the Sacramento County Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). It is administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).
30 "body maps" were completed for mental Health Awareness Month in 2018. Body maps are a therapeutic way to explore physical and emotional feelings.