Thursday, February 19, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Art Professor Michael Arcega organized the show with the gallery’s curators, Mark Johnson and Sharon Bliss. After proposing to teach a class on the subject this semester, Johnson invited Arcega to do a gallery show. “Incorporating different areas of study such as cinema, sculpture and art history really encourages the art faculty and students to embrace the curriculum as we explore this concept,” Johnson said. Hydrarchy is a term used by the book, “The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic” by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker. The term refers to the globalization made possible by way of the sea and encourages audiences to think about the power, allegiance and citizenship in terms of bodies of water. With just three days left until the art show, Arcega is pleased with the way things have fallen into place. “It’s been a rewarding experience,” Arcega said.