National Museum of Mexican American Art

La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead

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Once again my work will be part of the Museum’s annual Day of the Dead exhibition

Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Exhibition continues through December 13, 2015

La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead exhibition is dedicated to the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa, Guerrero Teachers College, missing since September 26, 2014.

The exhibition will include 13 ofrendas and 116 art pieces from more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Mexico.

Levitt Pavilion Calendar Cover

When I was 15 I started driving out to LA from Azusa. I had just been accepted into Ryman Arts. At the time classes where held at the original Otis campus which is across the street from Macarthur Park. That campus is now Charles White Elementary. For a year and a half I received art instruction by some amazing artist as well as having guest artist like Kent Twitchell stopping by. It was the first time I had any art instruction and the first time someone told me I could be an artist. This along with my first real venturing into the city and especially into the Westlake area in the early 90’s would make it one of the most pivotal times of my life.

So when the great folks over at the Levitt Pavilion asked me to design their calendar cover I immediately said yes. Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park is a 501c3. Founded in 2007 to restore the historic band shell in MacArthur Park and present 50 free summer concerts annually in order to make live music and the arts accessible to all.

Here is a preview of the calendar.

Preview of my piano for LACO’s Play Me, I’m Yours

Here is a preview of the piano I just finished up for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Play Me, I’m Yours” art installation. There will be 30 pianos placed out in the public through out LA county.

“Play Me, I’m Yours”

Very happy to be painting a piano as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Play Me, I’m Yours.

Very happy to be painting a piano as part of LACO’s Play Me I’m Yours.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Play Me, I’m Yours, a community-wide art and music installation featuring 30 pianos across Los Angeles County. Designed and decorated by local artists and community organizations, the pianos are available for three weeks for everyone to enjoy. Play Me, I’m Yours honors acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary as LA Chamber Orchestra music director. The installation launches on April 12, 2012 at noon with a simultaneous play-in of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I at all 30 pianos.

My piano will be in front of the El Portal Theater in the NoHo Arts District. Glad to see that Ryman Arts and Man 1 along with the students at the Heart Project are painting a piano as well.

Here are a few before photos of my piano. Will post some progress shots as I go.