Artist returns to ELAC to display retrospective at VPAM

December 11, 2014

By Liliana Marquez During the summer of 1979 Arthur D. Avila, who was the East Los Angeles College president at the time, ordered the removal of a mural titled, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University” located at the west wall of Ingalls Auditorium. The mural, which upon its completion in 1975 became the largest mural ever painted in East Los Angeles, was created by artist Roberto Chavez. The…

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Roberto Chavez exhibits work at Vincent Price Art Museum

September 18, 2014

By Julianne Obregon  The Vincent Price Art Museum had many people fill the large gallery for the opening reception of the Roberto Chavez and the False University: A Retrospective exhibition that included a walkthrough with the artist Roberto Chavez on Sept. 13. Chavez is a big contributor to the Chicano art movement in East Los Angeles. Chavez’ collection of different art forms earned him recognition at the Vincent Price Art…

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