Museum appoints first Latina director

By Stephanie Garibay The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College has appointed Pilar Tompkins Rivas as its new director, making her the first Latina to oversee the museum since it opened in 1957. “It’s a very exciting moment for me and my family. “I live in this community and I’ve been a fan of the Vincent Price Art Museum for a number of years,” Rivas said. Rivas…

May 25, 2016
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Students exhibit their talents

  By Delia Diaz To shed light on East Los Angeles College students artwork and the new school year, the Vincent Price Art Museum will  present the 2015 Juried Art Exhibition. The Exhibition begins on Sept. 22 and will run through Dec. 5. The annual exhibition is a juried show with a variety of different art forms. This includes student submitted work from photography, graphic design, animation, studio art and…

September 22, 2015
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Artist holds book signing to promote years of work

April 27, 2015

By Joshua Inglada Los Angeles artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia presented his ideas of recreation and community in his book “Mis Papeles,” to guests after an art-tour. The tour and book signing took place in the Vincent Price Art Museum on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Mis Papeles,” is a compilation that displays four categories of Hurtado’s artwork. The highlights range from 2007 to 2014 and are ongoing in…

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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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Artist’s walkthrough for Hoy Space this Monday at VPAM

By Sergio Berrueta Artist Roya Falahi will be leading an artist walk-through this Monday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. The artist walkthrough will be held at Hoy Space with Falahi giving background on the art that is on display from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. VPAM is closed on Mondays, but for will be open for this artist walkthrough. Hoy Space: Roya Falahi runs from Dec. 6. The walkthrough…

October 11, 2014
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Panel reflects on time with artist at ELAC

October 8, 2014

By Jesus Figueora A nostalgic look back at the inspiration of artist Roberto Chavez had on the art community also took panelists back 40 years to their time at East Los Angeles College last Saturday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Co-curator Sybil Venegas led an informative discussion at the VPAM with a panel of East Los Angeles artists including: Ofelia Esparza, Margaret Garcia, Will Herrón III and John Valadez….

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Elans display art in protest

October 1, 2014

  By Jesus Figueroa and Ivan Cazares While the Vincent Price Art Museum opened the 2014 Student Juried Art Exhibit last Tuesday, “ELAC’s Salon des Refusés: Guerilla Art” displayed some of its art behind the P2 building. The artists displaying their art were part of a club on campus called the Creative Revolutionary Association of Students in Solidarity. Arrows and the words “Salon de Refuses” were drawn on the pavement…

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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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Getty awards $150,000 to Vincent Price Art Museum

May 21, 2014

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…

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South Gate campus reconstruction postponed

May 17, 2014

  By Moises Amezcua Reconstruction on the South Gate Campus postponed due to building inspections and environmental standards. Construction is expected to start in 2016. The 18.5-acre property located across the street from the South Gate campus planned to have an approved master plan with a blueprint showcasing the new relocated campus design by the end of Spring 2014. The brand new campus is expected to offer double the capacity,…

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