Murales en la Comunidad: Free Family Day Celebration

Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:00PM

Murales en la Comunidad: Free Family Day Celebration
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Celebrate community murals with us! LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, in collaboration with City Terrace Park, invites you and your family to a free Family Day celebration. Be inspired by the mural “Inner Resources” ©1990, painted by muralist Paul Botello, and participate in hands-on art, culinary, and garden workshops!

Family Day Workshops:

  • Murales inspired by your Community - Learn about muralist Paul Botello, his mural “Inner Resources” ©1990, and the way he uses murals and art to give communities a voice. Create your own mural and tell us what message you have for your community!
  • Plantas para la Comunidad - Grow your own garden! Visit the garden workshop for live plants to take home with you.
  • Multi-Sensory Exploration with Herbs and Spices - Explore herbs & spices using the five senses. Prepare a tasty Mexican seasoning that you can take home to add to your favorite recipes!
  • This event is to celebrate LA Plaza and California Historical Society's exhibition, ¡Murales Rebeldes!—L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege open from September 23, 2017 - February 27, 2018 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main St., Los Angeles.

    More about the Exhibition

    The California Historical Society, in partnership with LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, presents ¡Murales Rebeldes!, an exhibition and companion publication exploring the way in which Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been whitewashed, censored, neglected, and even destroyed.

    Murals became an essential form of artist response and public voice during the Chicano protests of the 1960s and 1970s. They were a means of expressing both pride and frustration, and challenging the status quo, at a time when other channels of communication were limited for the Mexican American community.

    Through photography, sketches, related art works, and ephemera, ¡Murales Rebeldes! tells the stories of murals—by artists Barbara Carrasco, Sergio O'Cadiz Moctezuma, Yreina Cervántez and Alma López, Roberto Chavez, Willie Herrón III, East Los Streetscapers, and Ernesto de la Loza—whose messages were almost lost forever . . . until this exhibition and publication.

    ¡Murales Rebeldes! — in the historic heart of Los Angeles at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument—examines the iconography, content, and artistic strategies of 8 Los Angeles-area Chicana/o murals that made others uncomfortable to the point of provoking a contrary response, delving into the murals' creation and disturbing history of obstruction.

    About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

    ¡Murales Rebeldes! is part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

    The Getty Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation are sponsors of the publication ¡Murales Rebeldes! — L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege.

    About LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

    LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a museum and cultural center created by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors open to the public since 2011. LA Plaza explores the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the Los Angeles of the past, present, and future. These stories come to life through a range of permanent and changing exhibitions as well as educational and public programs.

    The LA Plaza campus includes two renovated buildings dating back to the 1880's, a large outdoor performance space, and a historic walkway. The campus is located within the Los Angeles's historic core in the El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historic Monument, where the city was first settled in 1781.

    Through its work, LA Plaza honors the past and shapes the future by celebrating and cultivating an appreciation for the enduring and evolving history, art, and culture of Latinos in Los Angeles.

    Learn more about the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.