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
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VPAM gives opportunity to meet the artist

By Desiree Lopez East Los Angeles Vincent Price Art Museum is giving the opportunity for guests to meet and greet the artists of some of their exhibits. The first two artists to walk through were Matt Merkel Hess whose pieces include, “Right Hand Sculpted,” “Knee Bowl,” and “Palm Bowl” and Julia Haft-Candell, creator of the sculpture “Toupee.” Both Hess and Candell’s work are located in the first floor of VPAM in…

February 26, 2014
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LACMA9 Art+Film Lab comes to ELAC

By Jesus Figueroa The Los Angeles County Museum of Art collaborates with the East Los Angeles College Foundation Board and East Los Angeles College to bring LACMA9 Art+Film Lab to Monterey Park from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9. The Art+Film Lab launched last June brings engaging programs to nine communities throughout Southern California – Redlands, San Bernardino, Altadena, Monterey Park, Hacienda Heights, Montebello, Compton, Inglewood and Torrance. The Art+Film lab…

January 2, 2014
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Vincent Price Art Museum, theatre entertain in summer

By Jesus Figueroa Summer has fewer students around the East Los Angeles College campus, but the Art Department kept on going with artist Carmen Argote’s exhibit “720 Sq. Ft.: Shape Seeps Through,” a Shakespeare workshop and the world premiere of the music video for “Luna Lovers” by Las Cafeteras. The Large Gallery, located on the second floor of the Vincent Price Art Museum, housed the large carpet installation from the…

September 12, 2013
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Stylistic contemporary art on display at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa Two artists show their unique styles to the Vincent Price Art Museum in two exhibits that showcase artwork yesterday. The detail and fine art of Shizu Saldamando get displayed in the Small Gallery in her exhibit “When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando,” her first solo museum show. “Karen Rapp had been following my work for a while and attended my first solo exhibition at Tropico…

September 12, 2013
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‘Shapes Seeps Through’ onto VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa Visitors at the Vincent Price Art Museum enjoy a reminiscent experience at Carmen Argote’s “720 sqft: Shape Seeps Through” exhibit.  VPAM’s large gallery displays the carpet from the childhood home that Argote grew up on for about 22 years. The carpet is painted with white paint 12 inches from the perimeter. “I started painting the carpet and then noticed the stains seeping through.  It’s almost like a…

June 15, 2013
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Life in space inspires discussion at Vincent Price Art Museum

By Erik Machuca For those skeptical of alien life, Dr. Seth Shostak shared his life’s passion of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence at the Vincent Price Art Museum last Thursday. Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California, advocated that we will soon know of life beyond Earth. “The bottom line is, because of the increase in speed and the vast amount of habitable…

March 26, 2013
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Vincent Price Art Museum opens art gallery ‘Sanctified’

By Jesus Figueroa Guest curator Mary Anna Pomonis lead a special tour of “Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art” at the Vincent Price Art Museum on Saturday at 4 p.m.. Before the opening reception scheduled for 5 p.m. Pomonis took the crowd through the exhibit located in the VPAM’s large gallery. Karen Rapp presented the guest curator to the audience outside the exhibit. “Mary Anna approached me maybe about the time…

February 12, 2013
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Almaraz exhibit comes to a close

By Jesus Figueroa   After three months and six successful events, the “Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled” exhibit will be on display for the last time this Saturday. On display are not only well known paintings of Carlos Almaraz, the late Los Angeles artist, whose work was popular during the Chicano art scene that developed during the 1970s, but some that had never before been seen. The exhibit has brought…

December 5, 2012
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