Highland Park exhibit revives memories of Chicano art scene

Richard & Lisa Duardo | Photo by Martha Benedict

Several of the artists who were involved in a pioneering Chicano art movement in Highland Park during the 1970s  attended Saturday night’s opening reception of  Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park. With their hair now streaked with gray, the artists, friends and family members were part of an over-flow crowd that jammed  Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park to view the vintage photos, posters and artwork generated during that era. In the photo above, artist Richard Duardo, who founded Centro de Arte Publico, and his sister, Lisa Duardo, stand in front of a photo (bottom image) taken of them during the 1970s when Centro de Arte was one of three Highland Park artist collectives that turned the neighborhood into a center for young Chicano artists. Click on the link below for other photos from last night’s art opening.

Photo by Martha Benedict

Photo by Martha Benedict

Photo by Martha Benedict


  1. I am so sorry I missed this. All these people are great….

  2. Almost 30 years ago I bought a piece of Richard Duardo’s art work at his studio in Little Tokyo. I remember how nice and generous he was.

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