Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled draws from those who cared for and knew the artist best. Visitors travel through Almaraz’s life from his earliest years in Mexico, childhood in East LA, travails in New York, an awakening to the Chicano Movement and participation in the local art collective, Los Four. Ephemeral materials will offer a glimpse of Almaraz’s personal life as a friend, husband and father; his recognition as a rising Los Angeles studio art star; and AIDS victim.
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The art showcase runs at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) located on the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) campus Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 2012. http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/
It is organized by Karen Rapp, museum director with Dan Guerrero, life-long friend and Elsa Flores Almaraz, acclaimed Chicana artist and Carlos’ widow.