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Presented by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California
September 10, 2010 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Honoring Los Angeles Artists

The Latino Heritage Month Opening Ceremony, on September 10, 2010 was a fantastic continuation of a series of events that have marked the Bicentennials of nine Latino countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, México, Paraguay, and Venezuela). Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa began the celebrations at the magnificent L.A. City Hall by honoring our most talented Latino artists starting with world-renown opera singer Plácido Domingo, venerable creative artistic group ASCO (Patssi Valdez, Harry Gamboa Jr, Willie Herron III, and Gronk), long overdue for recognition, as well as actor Tony Plana. The ceremony moved from the Council Chambers outdoors to a fabulous celebration that included live painting performances by Man One and paper flower creation by altar-maker Ofelia Esparza. Generous sponsors such as Disney, ABC 7, Time Warner Cable, Nielsen and Wells Fargo made the publication of the 2010 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural presented by Mayor Villaraigosa and the Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles guide possible. The guide includes some of the most prominent and promising Latino artists chosen by the Department of Cultural Affairs in recognition of their talent and because they represent the spirit of Los Angeles. Rufino Tamayo, Amparo Ochoa, John Carlos de Luna, Eloy Torrez, Ofelia Esparza, and Pablo Cristi artworks are shown on the Calendar’s cover. The artworks showcased in the 2010 Latino Heritage Calendar and Cultural Guide are available here:

Isabel Rojas-Williams

Art Historian


Posted by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 9/16/10 | tags: photography performance mixed-media

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