Art flows through movements

October 18, 2017

By Steven Adamo Art, science and philosophy are woven through history in the mural titled “Education Suite: Arte, Ciencia, y Filosofia” located inside the Helen Miller Bailey Library. Erika Montenegro, instruction librarian at the Helen Miller Bailey Library, put together a research guide last month on the ELAC website out of demand for information about the mural from students and professors. Montenegro teaches a library science class and uses the…

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Murals reveal history

Photos by Julie Santiago/Graphics by Steven Adamo
September 28, 2017

By Russell Zazueta For decades, Chicana/o artists have colored Los Angeles’ public buildings and walls with large murals that call attention to Mexican-American culture. On Saturday, the California Historical Society and La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes presented “Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege,” where people can learn about the history and stories behind Chicana/o artwork that was censored, whitewashed or destroyed during the latter half of the twentieth…

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Muralist inspires youth

November 27, 2012

  By Manuel Miguel   On the Dia de los Muertos festival, East Los Angeles College invited Manny Velasquez, 53, to participate in it For the last 30 years he has helped youth through art, helping them with their problems trying to get them to understand that there is more to life than where they stand. Velasquez is currently putting up three murals at Van Nuys High School in the…

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