Before and after images of the murals restoration by a team of four that included Oscar along with 2 other students from UCLA’s art school and an art conservator. The mural was covered with a false wall in 1992 to accommodate a chain restaurant. In 2010 a student rediscovered the mural and worked alongside many individuals to make the restoration of this mural possible.
“The Black Experience” mural, Ackerman Union, 1970. Painted in the aftermath of protest and riots after four students had been killed at Kent State University in Ohio, after being fired upon by members of the Ohio National Guard that left graffiti on the walls of the student union.
The mural was covered since 1992 by a false wall. Oscar will be working with experts from the Getty and the Fowler Museum in helping with the restoration which begins next week and last approximately 2 months.
I am sad to say that Sam Coronado passed away November 11th. I had the honor of working with Sam and the great staff from the Serie Project while on a short residency in May of this year. Sam was an accomplished artist and tireless promoter of the arts. He was the founder of the Serie Project and Coronado Studio, co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, and a contributor to many other organizations and worked closely with many artists.
To find out more about the work of Sam and the Serie project or if you would like to make a donation to the Serie Project, please follow the link below.
Oscar’s work will featured at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) for the Barrio Film Fest taking place in San Diego, CA. The reception is a benefit for The Roots Factory. The Roots Factory is a multipurpose community art space and artist collective located a few blocks from Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.
Pics of the staff at the Inner-City Arts Summer Creativity Camp staff appreciation wrap up party and Oscar printing shirts and green tote bags as thank you gifts.
Carol Cheh, Mike McGee, and Aram Moshayedi
July 28 to September 22, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013,
2 to 5 pm
Hosted by LAMAG Associates
74 works of art by 46 artists selected from more than 900 artworks submitted by 368 artists. Best in Show, second, third place winners, honorable mentions, and the LAMAGA Award recipient will be announced at 3 pm at the Opening Reception.
Shiva Aliabadi, A.S. Ashley, Sarah Barnard, Anne Baumgartner, Todd Becraft, Nathan Bell, Mattia Biagi, Liza Hennessey Botkin, Nina Castro, Chais, Andrew K. Currey, Chris Dyson, Marc Fichou, Cynthia Friedlob, Matthew Miles Grayson, Beth Herzhaft, Randi Hokett, Romine Jaklin, Shannnon Keller, Manny Krakowski, Nadia Kusmajadi, Olga Lah, Madam X, Ceres Madoo, Oscar Magallanes, Lauren Marsolier, Tanner McCardle, Zoran Milosavljevic, Mike Mollett, Donna Morin, Keiko Nakagawa, Arshak Nazarian, Emily NyBurg, Joe O’Neill, Linda Sue Price, Jeff Rau, Melissa Reischman, Javier Rosales, Neil Shigley, Jacqueline Suskin, Lisa Talbot, Phoebe Sarason, Ricard Turner, Valerie Wilcox, Darlyn Susan Yee, and Tom Zou.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection
July 6 to Sept. 29, 2013
This survey of Latino and Chicano printmakers chronicles the late 1960s at the outset of the Chicano Movement to the confident expressions of the 2000s. The prints represent the issues of self identity, the Chicano struggle for social, economic, and political equality, traditions and memories that keep the culture alive, icons—secular and spiritual—that serve as signposts for the community, and other points of view that suggest new directions for evolution of the culture.
Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection comprises more than 60 prints chronicling the Latino experience in the U.S. The exhibition covers five distinct themes: “Identity,” “Struggle,” “Tradition, Culture, Memory,” “Icons,” and “Other Voices.” The exhibit features 44 artists, including John A. Hernandez, Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Oscar Magallanes, Leticia V. Huerta, Juan Miguel Ramos, Alex Rubio, Vincent Valdez, Joe Lopez, Michael Menchaca, Rolando Briseño, and Celina Hinojosa do San Antonio.