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Transforming Public Art: Chicanos in the ’80s

March 10 - April 16 2012

In partnership with the Social and Public Art Resource Center and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes’ salute to Pacific Standard Time culminates with a “Transforming Public Art: Chicanos in the ’80s exhibit from March 10 to April 16, 2012.

The Transforming Public Art exhibit showcases the work by Chicano muralists, who contributed to one of the most powerful and significant achievements in 20th century art. While these artists remained largely absent from the mainstream art world, their work has been critical to the establishment of Los Angeles as one of the mural capitals of the world.

The exhibit features mural details and other projects by featured ‘80s artists, and explores the mural-making process. Visitors are encouraged to explore the public and socially engaged works that shaped art in Los Angeles. Exhibit featured muralists include:

• Glenna Boltuch Avila
• Judith F. Baca
• Barbara Carrasco
• East Los Streetscapers (David Botello, Wayne Alaniz Healy, and George Yepes)
• East Los Streetscapers ( Wayne Alaniz Healy)
• Judithe Hernández
• Willie Herrón
• Eloy Torrez

Image above: Judith F. Baca, Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon, 1984, 1984 Olympics Harbor Freeway Mural