Mark Harris

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Location: San Francisco, U.S.

Mark Harris is a mixed media artist who combines his passions for social justice, activism and art making to create a unique visual vocabulary that he uses to engage his audience on some of the most critical issues facing society today.  He has expanded his practice to include mentoring at-risk youth through art education programs. Harris is currently teaching youth at the Beacon Center, the African American Art & Culture Complex and is also working with the ArtSpan Youth Open Studios program as an Artist Mentor for youth artists in San Francisco.

“My artwork expresses the real visceral outrage that a lot of African Americans have about the violence we’re still subjected to in the 21st century.  For centuries, we have been told not to speak out about it. You don’t have to like it. It’s not only my history. This is American history.” – Mark Harris

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What better place to have this dialog begin than with high school students, right?  Administrators at East Side Union High School in San Francisco disagree…

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