!Gaytino!, written and performed by Guerrero, travels through decades of gay and Mexican-American/Chicano history and is driven by Guerrero's life-long friendship with Almaraz and by Dan's father, Chicano music legend, Lalo Guerrero.
The autobiographical play with music and projections is performed in conjunction with the exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) that honors Almaraz. 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 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.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
7:00PM to 10:00PM
East Los Angeles College Performing Arts Center 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754