New cover for the Winter issue of La Gente Newsmagazine
“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.
Oscar’s cover for La Gente Newsmagazine produced and distributed by students at UCLA. To view online click the image below.
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.