For our anniversary Joey and I decided to spent part of our day checking out "The Chicano Collection" presented by Cheese Marin at La Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles. The park and the little lake around it was so cute and we parked at one end and walked through the park to La Plaza. We walked around looking for the gallery with no luck so we entered the office. They opened up the gallery just for us. The exhibit was gorgeous and afterwards we got a tour of the offices that were filled with art. Many pieces were donated or just left by the artist. We got to see the art studio were people can take classes and the theatre where kids put on an original play where they do everything from writing to lighting and props.
We also got to see the projects done by the students of the mural class. Here was last years project.
And here is the work in progress for this year. These kids get to work with established professional artist. It's such a great program.
Back to the exhibit...
The exhibit is prints of original pieces in Cheech Marin's collection. So not as awesome as seeing the real thing but still pretty cool. Here are some highlights...
|Axis Bold as Love|
by George Yepes
|La Virgen de Guadalupe and Other Baggage|
by Rupert Garcia
|La Estrella Que Cae|
by Adan Hernandez
|Little Girl with Yellow Dress|
by Patssi Valdez
|Recortando de Frida|
by Jose Lozano
|Janine Age 39 Mother of Twins|
by Margaret Garcia
by Jesse Trevino
by Eloy Torrez
|The Arrest of the Paleteros|
by Frank Romero
|Hombre Que le Gustan Las Mujeres|
by Cesar Martinez
|Kill the Pachuco Bastard!|
by Vincent Valdez
|Wedding Photos- Hollenbeck Park|
by David Botello
And then this was this one that reminded me why I fell in love with Chicano art in the first place...
by Carmen Lomas Garza