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Learning Los Angeles: Debra Padilla, Arts and Activism

Julia Wasson | Posted 09.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Art has the power to illuminate, interrogate, celebrate and invigorate a moment in time worth remembering, or simply to give a kid who needs one an outlet louder and bigger than his self-doubt.

Learning Los Angeles: Judy Baca, Artist as Activist

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

From 1974-1975, Baca organized, hired and trained teams of at-risk youth, many of them gang members and part of the justice system, to execute this story at a time when there were no Hispanic members on the City Council or the School Board. Today, Baca and Padilla work non-stop.

The Current State of Muralism (Part IV)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Chicano street graffiti had always been considered uncultivated, lowbrow, and subversive, yet this type of urban artwork was present in ancient civilizations like: Greece, Rome, Egypt, Turkey, and Mesoamerica.

The Current State of Muralism (Part III)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

For many decades, the world looked to the Mexican Muralists for technique and inspiration, but in the '70s a new cultural renaissance emerged in the American Southwest and Northern Ireland.

Community Art In Mid-America

Artwrit | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Artwrit

Great Wall of Respect, Chicago. By Kyle McKenzie. Read the article as it appeared in the October '12 issue of Artwrit. Dave Loewenstein, an artist...

Plan ForYourArt, February 19-23

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This week in Plan ForYourArt, I preview the final reception and concert for the exhibition All Time Greatest, an interactive performance by Lucky Dragons, and more.