Monterey Park, CA- Angeles visual artist through survey exhibition, theatrical performance and community discussions. Presented at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 2012.
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.
It is organized by Karen Rapp, museum director with Dan Guerrero, life-long friend and Elsa Flores Almaraz, acclaimed Chicana artist and Carlos' widow.
Related Public Programs and Events:
• Opening Reception
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.-Large Gallery, Vincent Price Art Museum
• ¡Gaytino! Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez
Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. -ELAC Performing Arts Center, P2 Proscenium Theatre; Tickets: $10 at door.
¡Gaytino! A live, solo show written and performed by Dan Guerrero will be performed in conjunction with the exhibition. The autobiographical play with music is driven by Dan's lifelong friendship with Carlos and by Dan's father, Chicano music legend, Lalo Guerrero.
¡Gaytino! has played to rave reviews at New York's iconic Zipper Theatre, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and in more than a dozen cities from Miami to Santa Fe where Guerrero's performance was introduced by Governor Bill Richardson.
www.gaytino.com and www.danguerrero.com
• Community Panels
The Artist as Friend
Saturday, Nov. 10; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.-Lecture Hall, Vincent Price Art Museum
Join Barbara Carrasco, Richard Duardo, Dan Guerrero (moderator), Frank Romero, and John Valadez as they reflect on Almaraz's friendship and influence.
The Artist in Context
Saturday, Dec. 1; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.-Lecture Hall, Vincent Price Art Museum
Join Max Benavidez (moderator), Karen Mary Davalos, Patrick Ela, and Suzanne Muchnic for a discussion on Almaraz's career in critical context of the past and present.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) on the campus of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has been open in its brand new facility for just over one year. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest museum serving the San Gabriel Valley. And, as part the new Performing and Fine Arts Center on campus, VPAM is dedicated to the presentation of significant and wide-ranging exhibitions that directly benefit ELAC and its surrounding communities.
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Saturday, September 8, 2012
6:00PM to 8:00AM
Vincent Price Art Museum East Los Angeles College (ELAC) campus 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754
Price: Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated