¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond
Presented by the Museum at Forest Lawn, Glendale,
September 9, 2011, through January 1, 2012
An eclectic and influential exhibition of the work of more than
40 prominent Hispanic artists
GLENDALE, CA – ¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond will be presented by the Museum at Forest Lawn – Glendale, September 9 through January 1, 2012. The Museum is located at 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The opening of the exhibition complements Cultural Heritage Month.
¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond is comprised of an influential body of work by more than 40 Mexican American artists. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography by older, established artists, who helped forge the Chicano Art Movement that began in the 1960’s, as well as work by a current generation of artists. In addition, a number of the works in the exhibit are on loan from the Cheech Marin Collection, one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States. Since the 1960’s, Cheech Marin has been renowned as a comedian, film actor, writer, and musician.
Not only did the Chicano Arts Movement seek social justice and equality for Mexican Americans, but it also sought to educate people of their rich heritage. The diverse art was fueled by heightened political activism and energized cultural pride, and remains as dynamic and complex as the individual life experiences of the artists that created it. The artists in the exhibition, many of whom are East Los Angeles natives, explored, created and/or reinvented alternative art venues for the positive expression of a renewed cultural identity.
Artists participating in the exhibition include Judith F. Baca; Benjamin Botello; David Rivas Botello; Joseph Botello; Joe Bravo; Barbara Carrasco; Lupe Duarte; Yami Duarte; Ofelia Esparza; Paul G. Fuentes; Lalo García; Margaret García; Deanna Gomez; Elysa Gomez; Ignacio Gomez; Imelda Gomez; Yolanda González; Jaime Guerrero; Roberto Gutiérrez; Wayne Healy; Sergio Hernandez; jaxiejax (Jacqueline Sanders); Leo Limón; David A. Lopez; Pola Lopez; Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective; Heriberto Luna; Frank Martinez; David J. Negrón; Antonio Pelayo; Steven Botello Rivera; Bill Robles; George Rodriguez; Frank Romero; Shizu Saldamando; Steve Santillan; August H. Santistevan; Maria “Frances” Santistevan; John C. Santistevan (1974 – 1993); Melly Trochez; Patssi Valdez; Mark Vallen; George Yepes; ZANlovesEastLA (Rosanna Esparza Ahrens); Lalo Alcaraz.
For further information, contact Barbara Kraft at 818.760.8498, Barbara@bkraftpr.com or please call the Museum at Forest Lawn at 800.204.3131, or log on to www.forestlawn.com
About the Museum at Forest Lawn
The Museum at Forest Lawn was founded in 1951 with a vision of bringing a wide variety of artwork to the community through both its permanent collection and traveling exhibits. The Museum’s permanent collection features both original works and reproductions by artists from throughout the world including both ancient and contemporary pieces. Bronzes by Frederic Remington, pre-historic stone sculptures, rare coins, valuable 13th to 20th century stained glass and architectural masterpieces such as Paradise Doors are among the more than nearly 250 pieces that can be viewed year-round by museum visitors. In addition, the Museum proudly hosts special exhibits, such as “The Art of Artis Lane.”