Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled Thru Exhibit, Performance and Community

At the Vincent Price Museum September 8th – December 8, 2012

Monterey Park, CA –  Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled, pays tribute to the late Los Angeles visual artist through survey exhibition, theatrical performance and community discussions. Presented at the Vincent Price Art Museum through Dec. 8, 2012.

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled draws from those who cared for and knew the artist best. Visitors travel through Carlos Almaraz’s life from his earliest years in Mexico, childhood in East LA, travails in New York, an awakening to the Chicano Movement and participation in the local art collective, Los Four. Ephemeral materials will offer a glimpse of Almaraz’s personal life as a friend, husband and father; his recognition as a rising Los Angeles studio art star; and AIDS victim.

The art showcase runs at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) located on the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) campus through Dec. 8, 2012. It is organized by Karen Rapp, museum director with Dan Guerrero, life-long friend and Elsa Flores Almaraz, acclaimed Chicana artist and Carlos’ widow.

“This is an historically important celebration that will document Carlos’ evolution as an artist beginning in our days growing up in East Los Angeles as Charles and Eddie,” said Guerrero “He always wanted to be an artist and I’m very proud that my collection of never-exhibited pieces will trace those early first steps. And I’m appreciative of all who have generously added their collections to the exhibition.”

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