East Los Angeles College NAMI club recites poetry at festival

By Lloyd Cano   National Alliance on Mental Illness club hosted its second of its semi-annual poetry readings and recitings event. At the poetry reading, all were welcomed to read poetry and recite from memory or from favorite passages. Also, those who walked by were encouraged to read from the poetry that club president Jake Stephens wrote.  A few students from the performing class joined the activities and recited poetry. The readings…

November 26, 2012

‘Day of the Dead’ altars captivate East LA College

By Erik Luna   In the spirit of “Dia de los Muertos,” the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Community Focus room was decorated with various altars that memorialized those who have died. The altars, which were created by the Chicano Studies 7 class and will be on display until Nov. 21, opened last Thursday as the Chicana/o Studies Department held their “Dia de los Muertos Festival.” Although this is the first…

November 7, 2012

Carlos Almaraz Exhibition at ELAC

  By Jesus Figueroa   The exhibit reception for “Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled” at the Vincent Price Art Museum on the East Los Angeles College campus brought inspiration to the community last Saturday. The museum is named after the late Vincent Price, whose daughter, Victoria Price, attended her first exhibit opening at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “Inspiration” was the word Victoria Price used to describe the artwork being…

September 12, 2012

Artist turns photos into art

By Rodolfo Trujillo & Freddy Monares  Two exhibits featuring East Los Angeles College students opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Artist Farrah Karapetian experiments with image making and the posture of people within a scene of social unrest in the exhibit “Los Angeles Times,” at the Hoy Space. Not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name, this exhibit is part of Karapetian’s ongoing work with…

May 30, 2012

Vincent Price dedicates life to collecting art

By Jesus Figueroa The Vincent Price Art Museum stands in testament to the art enthusiast and cements Vincent Price’s legacy in art history. Price, with his smooth voice and piercing blue eyes, captivated the attention of many. He lectured on art history and brought his passion to all. Although coming from a prominent background he never took on an elitist roll. He attributed his success to being able to being…

May 21, 2012

‘Mamitas’ debuts in lecture hall

By Ariana Renteria The lecture hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College begins to crowd up with students, alumni and guests of all ages. The room is dim as chatter resonates throughout a large screen hanging from the wall at the front of the room. A woman walks in handing out postcard-sized flyers of the latest Echo Park up and coming feature film “Mamitas”.  Written…

May 2, 2012

Two students plays tackle misogynistic themes

  By Oliver Blanco Filled with emotions and convincing acting made Friday’s opening of “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days” and “Mothers” two plays worth watching.  “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days,” written by Sonny Rubio and directed by Will Pellegrini opened with an image of “The Andy Griffith Show” projected on the floor of a dark living room. A bright red light shined on the…

April 25, 2012

Cortez transforms objects into artwork

By Maria Gonzalez Xavier Cazares Cortéz’ exhibit “SUDDENLY WE HAD nothing,” showing at the Vincent Price Art Museum, is an artistic collage depicting globalization through unique techniques and messages. “My artistic production cycle involves actively taking systems and structures and destroying them. Then recovering the pieces and transforming them into something new,” said Cortéz . When entering the HOY Space wing of the museum, the overwhelming objects of this collection are…

March 8, 2012

Students oblivious to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Dulce Carrillo After half a year of being re-opened, students still don’t have any idea that East Los Angeles College has their very own art museum. “We have a museum?” is a comment which is what you’ll hear from most students when they hear ELAC has a museum. The Vincent Price Art museum is located by the S1 building, close to Carl’s Jr. Students usually pass by the building…

November 23, 2011

‘Three Louies’ reminisce on Chicano Moratorium day

By Lourdes Espinoza A comedy of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium drew a full-house last Saturday as a cast of local artists recalled their memories of that eventful day. The performance took place inside the Lecture Hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum and featured Louie Perez, founding member of legendary rock group Los Lobos; Luis J. Rodriguez, renowned author of the book“Always Running,” and Luis Torres, award-winning broadcast journalist from CBS…

November 16, 2011