Reception Saturday for Met teacher’s photo exhibit of graduating seniors

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A reception will be held at Sol Collective Arts and Culture Center on Saturday to celebrate teacher Xico González’s inspiring photos of The Met Sacramento’s Class of 2016.

The photos will be on display at Sol Collective through the end of May.

“Fotos y recuerdos” features film and digital photographs taken by González of his students in their final year together. This exhibit is a commemoration of the time that they have spent together, and to acknowledge their close relationship before they part ways on June 16 at their graduation.

González says he is “very proud to have created a family-like atmosphere” in his advisory at the Met, where social justice, diversity and cultural/political awareness is at the forefront of his teaching pedagogy.

González often talks to his students about higher education and the importance of being lifelong learners. The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken while González explored photography courses at Cosumnes River College, showing students that you should always pursue your passions regardless of age and educational achievements.

The reception is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and is free. Sol Collective is located at 2574 21st St., Sacramento.