Getty awards $150,000 to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Jesus Figueroa The Vincent Price Art Museum is the only community college museum to have received a total of $150,000 in grants from the Getty foundation to participate in the “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” The VPAM will use the grants for researching and planning an exploration of Latin American and Latino art. The grants are among $5 million worth of grants announced by the Getty. “The grants were very…

May 21, 2014

Petition to commemorate American icon ends soon

By Sergio Berrueta An online petition to commemorate horror movie legend and art enthusiast Vincent Price is underway. The petition currently has 98,360 signatures out of 100,000 signatures needed by the March 6 deadline. It can then be sent for review by President Barack Obama’s administration. Vincent Price was famous for his acting career which started in the mid-1950s. He appeared in several horror films such as “House on Haunted Hill,”…

March 5, 2014

Las Cafeteras premiere video for ‘Luna Lovers’ at VPAM

  By Erik Luna A renaissance is happening in East Los Angeles and Las Cafeteras are happy to be a part of it. Last night the band, who has former East Los Angeles College students, premiered their new music video for their song “Luna Lovers,” from their album “It’s Time,” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Jaranero and singer Hector Flores said that it was important to display their work…

August 7, 2013

Vincent Price Art Museum opens art gallery ‘Sanctified’

By Jesus Figueroa Guest curator Mary Anna Pomonis lead a special tour of “Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art” at the Vincent Price Art Museum on Saturday at 4 p.m.. Before the opening reception scheduled for 5 p.m. Pomonis took the crowd through the exhibit located in the VPAM’s large gallery. Karen Rapp presented the guest curator to the audience outside the exhibit. “Mary Anna approached me maybe about the time…

February 12, 2013

Vincent Price Art Museum displays faculty art exhibit

By Jesus Figueroa Paints, pastels and found art are used to create the faculty art collection currently on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Faculty Exhibit. Art instructor Benjamin Britton starts off the small gallery’s art with a wondrous colorful oil painting, a wild painting full of reds, blues, yellows and greens flowing in an array of curves and straight lines. With a consistent basic shape in every painting,…

October 20, 2012

Gaytino, a one man performance

By Jesus Figueroa ELAC alumnus Dan “Eddie” Guerrero brought a culturally explosive one-man show, ‘¡Gaytino!’ to the P2 Proscenium Theatre last Thursday afternoon and Saturday night. “How many Chicanos do you think have performed at the Kennedy Center,” Guerrero asked.  Guerrero is proud of having performed ¡Gaytino!, with much success and great reviews there. The crowd was greeted to a large projection on the screen on stage upon entering the…

October 10, 2012