Chicano/as honored at Dia de los Muertos exhibit

November 1, 2017

                            By Julio Sanchez The opening reception of the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Altar Exhibit brought the community together to celebrate the lives of legendary Chicanos and Chicanas in Arts. The altars and ofrendas (offerings to the deceased) in the exhibit were produced by students as part of a Chicano studies class. Exhibit and event…

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VPAM to share altar life at student art show

October 5, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez The Vincent Price Art Museum will showcase altars of legendary Hispanic icons made by Chicana/o Studies students for Dia De Los Muertos. This is going to be the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Student Altar exhibit that VPAM hosts and the 6th year Chicana/o Studies 54 professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera oversees it. Her class of 36 creates 10 altars for famous Xicano legends such as Ritchie Valens,…

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ASU moves to fund ‘Dia de los Muertos’ gallery

By Noe Ortega Associate Student Union hosted its first meeting of the semester on Friday, where the board funded future projects and student rep fees. The 14th Annual Día De Los Muertos Student Alter Exhibit Reception was funded for $1,950. To recognize Chicanos in the arts, the Vincent Price Museum will hold the Dia De Los Muertos Art gallery for two months. Chicano figures Saul Lopez, Lalo Guerrero and Lupe…

September 20, 2017
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VPAM student altars exhibit celebrate life and culture

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  A melange of heavy hearts, bright minds and curious onlookers filled the Community Focus Gallery of the Vincent Price Arts Museum for the 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibition last Saturday. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day in Mexican tradition when it is believed that people who have died come back to visit, as the living celebrate their lives…

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Honoring the dead: ELANs, community members celebrate Dia de los Muertos

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  Vendors, student clubs, outside foundations and musical acts gathered for the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival yesterday in the front quad. Grammy award-winning musical group Quetzal played a slew of songs about social injustices, just a few feet away from Avenida Cesar Chavez. Musical director and founding member of the band, Quetzal Flores, said that remembering loved ones with the tradition…

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Family and culture honored through exhibit

October 26, 2016

By Diego Linares  The 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibit, opening this Saturday, is a commemoration of influential Chicano/a public figures who have made a significant impact in the arts. The exhibition is a display of altars and ofrendas (offerings) honoring those who have died. Chicano/a Studies professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera is spearheading the upcoming event and says she sees the exhibit as a way of promoting the…

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Dia de Los Muertos festival celebrates memories of loved ones

By Jade Inglada Students and members of the community were welcomed to honor and celebrate their loved ones during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival on Nov. 3. The Dia de los Muertos festival was sponsored by the Associated Student Union and supported by the Chicano Studies Department and Wish Upon an Angel Foundation. Chicano Studies Professor Angelita Rovero, who is the organizer of the event…

November 8, 2014
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East Los Angeles College celebrates Dia de los Muertos

November 5, 2014

  By Sergio Berrueta The third Annual Dia de los Muertos event brings Mexican culture to a new generation of Latinos. The event was held in the Perfoming and Fine Arts courtyard. Started by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the festival gives those in the community and students the opportunity to celebrate the festivities. The event was also funded through the Associated Student Union (ASU). Local artists were on hand to…

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