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

Elans display art in protest

  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…

October 1, 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

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

South Gate campus reconstruction postponed

  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,…

May 17, 2014

Experimental photographer to be featured at VPAM

By Cortez Cruz Serrato  East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Art Museum is displaying the works of the late- Los Angeles based photographer and artist Ricardo Valverde. “Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996,” will be displayed at the VPAM from May 17 to July 26. Valverde was a Mexican American photographer who is most recognized for his photography during the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s he gained notoriety for developing…

May 17, 2014

VPAM seeks student work for fall gallery

By Jesus Figueroa Art students at East Los Angeles College are given the opportunity to have their work displayed at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Small Gallery this fall for the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibit. The submissions are open to any ELAC student who has taken a course in studio art, architecture or photography during  the 2013-2014 school year. The art exhibit opens until Sept. 23, and  submission applications…

May 7, 2014

Artists explore Latino stereotypes and identity

By Jesus Figueroa and Jade Inglada Artists Rafa Esparza’s and Sebastian Hernandez’s “No Water Under the Bridge” explored Latino stereotypes and identity last Saturday in East Los Angeles. The performance was located under the bridge on Fourth and Lorena streets, where gang violence and murders have occurred in the past. It started with no warning as preparation became a part of the show. People in cars that passed by could…

March 20, 2014

Artist targets specific audience

  By Alejandra Carrillo The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College hosts alumnus Rafa Esparza’s,  first solo exhibition, “HOY Space,” now through April 25. Esparza’s exhibit displays casts of trees from Elysian Park and birds made out of Nike Cortez shoes along with spray-painted quotes on the walls. He uses a quote from Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet to represent the theme behind his…

March 19, 2014

Artist Macha Suzki embraces failure in new exhibit

      By Brian Villalba The art exhibit of Macha Suzuki embraces failure as a primary ingredient of success.  In the artist’s walkthrough of “This is the End,” Saturday, Suzuki led attendees through the inspiration and artistic process of his entire collection at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Macha’s work displayed at the VPAM is thoughtful and complex as he combines seemingly disparate parts into a single work to…

March 6, 2014