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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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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Latino youth culture celebrated through art, style and music

October 20, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  More than 70 years of Los Angeles youth culture in the form of candid art, music and photography is on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum until February 25. Tastemakers and Earthshakers: Notes From Los Angeles Youth Culture opened to the public Saturday. The exhibit cites Latino  youth experiences post-World War 2 to present time and display a correlation between Los Angeles youth culture, important social…

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VPAM opens annual exhibit

September 21, 2016

By Gustavo Buenrostro  The annual exhibit, “New Voices” is showcasing students’ artwork to the public on the ground floor of the Vincent Price Art Museum. Admission is free for students and the general public. The student exhibition is an annual fall exhibit with the  art submitted during the previous academic year. Some works of art tell the viewer about  human nature, greed and violence. One of the pieces of art…

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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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ELAC alum inducted into National Film

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College alum Efrain Gutierrez used his real-life experiences to inspire his nationally recognized film “Please, Don’t Bury Me Alive” (1976). The film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry as the first Latino-directed feature film. The film will be shown at the Vincent Price Art Museum, S1-room 112  on Thursday at noon. Gutierrez will be helping out his son to produce…

April 30, 2015
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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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Juried Prize Award winner finds connection with photography

By Anaya Arroyo Recent winner of the Vincent Price Museum’s Juried Prize Award, Eric E. Franco Aguilar, said all of his work continues to take inspiration from his own life. “A majority of my work is somehow connected to things that I’ve experienced. While exploring my own story, I tend to discover that of others’ and share their stories too,” said Aguilar. Aguilar, 23, became truly passionate about photography when…

October 16, 2014
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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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