Event | Final month: Carlos Almaraz

Gallery Talk with HOY SPACE artist Isabel Avila
Monday, November 19, 3:00 p.m., HOY SPACE, Vincent Price Art Museum
Isabel Avila will discuss her photographic and video project, Parallel Worlds, and elaborate on her conceptual and technical approaches to the work.

Walkthrough with Elsa Flores Almaraz
Saturday, December 1, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Large Gallery, Vincent Price Art Museum
Acclaimed Chicana artist and widow of Carlos Almaraz, Elsa Flores Almaraz will lead a special tour of the exhibition reflecting on her years as friend, collaborator and wife.

Panel 2: The Artist in Context
Saturday, December 1, 2 to 4pm , Lecture Hall, Vincent Price Art Museum
This panel will consider Carlos Almaraz’s career in critical context of the past and present. Max Benavidez (moderator), Karen Mary Davalos, Patrick Ela and Suzanne Muchnic will gather for a discussion.

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled continues to December 8, 2012. The exhibition is supported, in part, by AltaMed Health Services Corporation. Additional support is provided by NBC4 Southern California. Arlene & Andy Hurwitz are sponsors of the educational panels.

Continiuing Exhibitions

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled
Continues to December 8, 2012
Large Gallery 2012

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled is a chronological survey of the artist Carlos Almaraz that draws from perspectives of those who cared for and knew him best. The show traces the trajectory of Carlos’s life: earliest years in Mexico; childhood in East LA; travails in New York; an awakening to the Chicano Movement and participation in Los Four collective; domestic bliss as a husband and father; recognition as a rising Los Angeles studio art star; and victim of AIDS. Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled is organized by Karen Rapp with Dan Guerrero and Elsa Flores Almaraz.

ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition
Continues to December 8, 2012
Small Gallery

VPAM is very pleased to present the 2012 ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition. This show includes fourteen members of the Art Faculty who are practicing visual artists. Their work ranges from painting, drawing, ceramics and video, to installation. Artists include: Robert Acuña, Rey Armenteros, Benjamin Britton, Brian Cooper, Nick Fedak, Edward Foster, Christine Frerichs, Linda Kallan, Huckleberry Lain, Aili Schmeltz, Sergio Teran, Carla Tome, Chris Turk, and Jim Uyekawa.

HOY SPACE: Isabel Avila
Continuing to December 8, 2012
HOY SPACE

Los Angeles-based photographer Isabel Avila is the fifth artist to engage with VPAM’s HOY SPACE, a new project gallery featuring artists who address current and active contemporary topics in their work and whose practice may extend across media.

Avila’s photographic project Parallel Worlds explores the relationship between Mexican American and Native American cultures. Her work addresses the complexities and interconnectivity of shared identities between these two cultures. For many tribal members throughout the Southwest, growing up within the constructs of the Mexican-American experience has made them identify as Chicano; likewise, many Chicanos herald their indigenous roots as significant cultural markers. These convergences, as well as the solidarity between the two cultures, serve as the basis of her project.

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Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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