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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Save The Date: The Chicano art history of Highland Park

Carlos Almaraz at the Centro de Arte Publico. Circa 1977. Courtesy Avenue 50 Studio

The artistic legacy of  Highland Park included a period in the 1970s when it served as a center for young Chicano artists.  An exhibit focused on that period opens on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park.  Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park includes a variety of paintings, photos and other materials to tell the story of two neighborhood art collectives Mechicano, located at Avenue 54 and Figueroa,  and the Centro de Arte Publico, located near Avenue 57 on Figueroa.  Avenue 50 teamed up with KCET’s Departures to produce two online programs about Centro de Arte Publico and Mechicano.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 5.



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One comment

  1. Fantastic! Thank you Avenue 50… I can’t wait to learn more about Highland Park’s contribution to the LA art scene during this time period!

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