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The mission of the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is to serve as a unique educational resource for the diverse audiences of the college and the community through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of works in all media of the visual arts. VPAM provides an environment to encounter a range of aesthetic expressions that illuminate the depth and diversity of artwork produced by people of the world, both contemporary and past. By presenting thoughtful, innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions and by organizing cross-disciplinary programs on issues of historical, social, and cultural relevance, VPAM seeks to promote knowledge, inspire creative thinking, and deepen an understanding of and appreciation for the visual arts.
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over 3 yearsFree Visit to Art Museum
Two new shows open till December 5, 2015: Crossroads in Clay at Chouinard and Otis: The Ralph Bacerra Years and 2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition.
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over 3 yearsCrossroads in Clay
VPAM presents Crossroads in Clay at Chouinard and Otis: The Ralph Bacerra Years, a group exhibition featuring more than thirty former students of artist Ralph Bacerra (1938 – 2008). Bacerra is recogni zed as a revolutionary ceramic artist and pedagogue who worked during a pivotal wave of modern ceramic expression in Southern California.
Although the common denominator of this exhibition is Bacerra, the show itself is not about him, but instead is a rarely-told narrative chronicling the post-Voulkos generation of ceramists who attended the institutions where Bacerra taught. Bacerra was a faculty member at the Chouinard Art Institute from 1963 to 1971, and headed the ceramics department at Otis College of Art and Design from 1983 to 1996.
Guest curated by Christy Johnson and Robert Miller, Crossroads in Clay is one of two concurrent exhibitions centered on the life and achievements of Ralph Bacerra. The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design will debut the first full-scale retrospective of the Bacerra’s work with the exhibition, Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty from September 26 through December 6, 2015. Exquisite Beauty is curated by noted independent decorative arts curator and scholar Jo Lauria. ... Read more
over 3 years12th Annual Student Altars
As part of their class assignment, students in Chicano Studies 7: The Mexican American in the History of the U.S. I and Chicano Studies 54: Mexican American Arts in American Culture, participated in a curriculum emphasizing independent research, group participation and the creative process. Themes presented in the altars were drawn from selected course-related topics, which reflect various aspects of Mexican and Chicano culture from the pre-Cuauhtemoc period well into the present.
The focus this year is Legendary Chicana/o’s in the Arts, which include; Lupe Ontiveros, Lalo Guerrero, Annette Cardona, Selena Quintanilla, Ritchie Valens, Anthony Quinn, Jose Montoya, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, Americo Paredes and Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada for his iconic Dia de los Muertos art.
Working with this subject matter covered in the course, students were able to creatively express their learning experience as well as honor the deceased in a traditional Mexican manner through the construction and presentation of these altars and ofrendas. ... Read more
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