The work of three artists created as an artistic response to the crisis in Oaxaca, Mexico is currently being shown on the Web site of SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center), a Venice-based nonprofit arts organization.

Photographs by Antonio Turok, Francisco Alvarado-Ju·rez and Ezequiel Leiva illustrate the Mexican government’s response to a Oaxaca teachers strike.

“Oaxaca: Revolt, Resistance, Realities and Remembering” will also be on exhibit from Sunday, December 17th, through Wednesday, February 28th, in the SPARC gallery, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice.

Admission is free, but donations are suggested.

SPARC will also hold a five-day Oaxacan Holiday Sale at the gallery. The date and times are:

– 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 17th;

– 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, and Tuesday, December 18th and 19th;

– 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 20th, with special holiday closing festivities beginning at 6 p.m.; and

– 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 21st.

SPARC staff and volunteers say that Venice is home to a large number of people of Oaxacan descent.

Information, (310) 822-9560 or www.sparcmurals.org

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