‘Luke Cage’ adds diversity to Marvel

October 5, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Marvel delivers its best Netflix original series yet, as “Luke Cage” adds some much needed diversity to the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” focuses on the darker and grittier cornerstones of the Marvel universe. This series marks the first time in the Cinematic Universe that a minority has served as the main character in his own outing, beating out “Black Panther,”…


VPAM opens annual exhibit

September 21, 2016

By Gustavo Buenrostro  The annual exhibit, “New Voices” is showcasing students’ artwork to the public on the ground floor of the Vincent Price Art Museum. Admission is free for students and the general public. The student exhibition is an annual fall exhibit with the  art submitted during the previous academic year. Some works of art tell the viewer about  human nature, greed and violence. One of the pieces of art…


Actor, art collector helped bring art culture to ELAC campus

May 16, 2014

By Margarita Cancino The Vince Price Art Museum may sound like just another building on the East Los Angeles College campus, when in fact its name has much history to it. Vince Price is not only a man who donated art and founded an art gallery, later turned into a museum, named after him at ELAC, he was a famous actor and a well known art collector. Price discovered his…


VPAM gives opportunity to meet the artist

By Desiree Lopez East Los Angeles Vincent Price Art Museum is giving the opportunity for guests to meet and greet the artists of some of their exhibits. The first two artists to walk through were Matt Merkel Hess whose pieces include, “Right Hand Sculpted,” “Knee Bowl,” and “Palm Bowl” and Julia Haft-Candell, creator of the sculpture “Toupee.” Both Hess and Candell’s work are located in the first floor of VPAM in…

February 26, 2014

LACMA9 Art+Film Lab comes to ELAC

By Jesus Figueroa The Los Angeles County Museum of Art collaborates with the East Los Angeles College Foundation Board and East Los Angeles College to bring LACMA9 Art+Film Lab to Monterey Park from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9. The Art+Film Lab launched last June brings engaging programs to nine communities throughout Southern California – Redlands, San Bernardino, Altadena, Monterey Park, Hacienda Heights, Montebello, Compton, Inglewood and Torrance. The Art+Film lab…

January 2, 2014

Applied music majors prepare for recital

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College’s Music Department is holding a student recital at noon on Wednesday, December 4th in building S2. Admission is free. This is the third recital of the semester, and includes students that have been accepted into the applied music program. According to Dr. Tony Lupica, the Director of Choirs, the recital will consist of singers, a string orchestra ensemble and many more that…

November 27, 2013

In the Spotlight: VPAM hosts discussion with exhibiting artist

November 6, 2013

By Jesus Figueroa Artist Shizu Saldamando will discuss “When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando” on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Saldamando will be available to sign the accompanying catalogue created specifically for this exhibit. The catalogue was crowd funded through USA Projects with support from more than 100 of Shizu’s family, friends and supporters. VPAM director Karen Rapp, along with other staff…


Vincent Price Art Museum, theatre entertain in summer

By Jesus Figueroa Summer has fewer students around the East Los Angeles College campus, but the Art Department kept on going with artist Carmen Argote’s exhibit “720 Sq. Ft.: Shape Seeps Through,” a Shakespeare workshop and the world premiere of the music video for “Luna Lovers” by Las Cafeteras. The Large Gallery, located on the second floor of the Vincent Price Art Museum, housed the large carpet installation from the…

September 12, 2013

‘Shapes Seeps Through’ onto VPAM

June 15, 2013

By Jesus Figueroa Visitors at the Vincent Price Art Museum enjoy a reminiscent experience at Carmen Argote’s “720 sqft: Shape Seeps Through” exhibit.  VPAM’s large gallery displays the carpet from the childhood home that Argote grew up on for about 22 years. The carpet is painted with white paint 12 inches from the perimeter. “I started painting the carpet and then noticed the stains seeping through.  It’s almost like a…


Artist displays ‘Paletas’ at ‘MexiCali Biennial’

March 6, 2013

  By Jesus Figueroa   Rafa Esparza returns to East Los Angeles College with “Paletas de Sangre” (Blood Popsicles) on display in the “MexiCali Biennial 2013” exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “I liked how the work dealt  with the gruesome and violent subject of narco trafficking and revenge killings. It is terrorism intertwined with a seemingly harmless act of buying candy or in this case paletas from the…