First Friday Jazz concert explores latin influence

By Alexa Santana   First Friday Jazz offered a taste of Latin culture to East Los Angeles College at the S2 Recital Hall this past Friday. The L.A. Mambo All-Star Orchestra gave a wonderful performance. Roberto Chavez Jr., also known as Bobby, professor at ELAC and UCLA Extension, is the orchestra’s musical director. Ten pieces that incorporated a variety of Latin culture played during the two-hour show. The show consisted of…

March 12, 2015

Artist returns to ELAC to display retrospective at VPAM

By Liliana Marquez During the summer of 1979 Arthur D. Avila, who was the East Los Angeles College president at the time, ordered the removal of a mural titled, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University” located at the west wall of Ingalls Auditorium. The mural, which upon its completion in 1975 became the largest mural ever painted in East Los Angeles, was created by artist Roberto Chavez. The…

December 11, 2014

Panel reflects on time with artist at ELAC

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….

October 8, 2014

Roberto Chavez exhibits work at Vincent Price Art Museum

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…

September 18, 2014