A Decade Later: The Chicano Collection Returns to Plaza de la Raza

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:34

A Decade Later: The Chicano Collection Returns to Plaza de la Raza

Ten years ago this month, Cheech Marin released a limited-edition portfolio series created by master printer Richard S. Duardo of Modern Multiples that launched with an exhibition at Plaza de la Raza followed by a national tour produced by Melissa Richardson Banks that continues today.

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This exhibition was the culmination of the trio’s two-year project, which included the production and distribution of 115 archival fine art print sets — each containing 26 large-scale pigment prints of artwork in Cheech’s notable Chicano art collection and 26 linocut portraits by Artemio Rodriguez of each featured artist. Fifty of the 115 sets were donated to major museums and universities across the nation, including LACMA, San Francisco’s de Young Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. One set was given to each participating artist, and the remaining sets are available for sale. More information about the project can be found at www.TheChicanoCollection.net or by emailing Melissa at mrb@downtownmuse.com.

JOIN Cheech Marin, Melissa Richardson Banks, and featured artists at Plaza de la Raza for this rare chance to view these prints made by Richard Duardo as part of the groundbreaking The Chicano Collection project. The exhibition will be on view in the Boathouse Gallery free of charge during Plaza’s public hours now through Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Featured artists are Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojorquez, David Botello, Melesio Casas, Gaspar Enriquez, Margaret Garcia, Rupert Garcia, Carmen Lomas Garza, Raul M Guerrero, Roberto Gutiérrez, Wayne Healy, Adan Hernández, Ester Hernández, Leo Limon, Jose Lozano, Gilbert Magu Lujan, César Martínez, Frank Romero, Alex Rubio, Marta Sanchez, Eloy Torrez, Jesse Treviño, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, George Yepes

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Los Angeles, CA 90031
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The Boathouse Gallery is open to the public on Mon-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-6pm, and Sat 10am-2pm.

NOTE: The books on sale are for the exhibition “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” now on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum through Saturday, August 1, 2015. Copies are $39.99 plus tax. If you cannot make the opening, you can still buy books at Plaza de la Raza’s La Tiendita store, Vincent Price Art Museum, and online at www.downtownmuse.com/chicanitas.

Plaza Youth Perform Nancy De Los Santos-Reza Play “UAC ETA TBD”

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:10

Plaza Youth Perform Nancy De Los Santos-Reza Play “UAC ETA TBD”

Plaza Youth PerformersGet your FREE tickets now for the performances of Plaza de la Raza’s play “UAC ETA TBD” (Undocumented Alien Children Estimated Time of Arrival to be Determined). Celebrating its 25-year Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and CAP Youth Theater Collaboration with CalArts, Plaza is proud to present this play, which explores the plight of thousands of Central American refugee children facing the hardship of trying to come to the United States, as well as the trial of the deportation process to which so many are subjected once they arrive. The play is performed by CAP theater students at Plaza, and was written by Nancy de los Santos-Reza. It is directed by B.J. Dodge with musical composition & direction by Noah Harmon and choreography by Mayra Ponce.

GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE for any of the the four performances at Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Park (3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031):

Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 2 at 2pm = special matinee fundraiser ($25 admission)
Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm

Tickets are also available HERE for performances at the REDCAT (631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012):

Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm

TOY DRIVE: Holiday Gifts Needed for Students

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 01:39

TOY DRIVE: Holiday Gifts Needed for Students

Share the joy of the holiday season by donating a gift to a child! Each year, Plaza de la Raza hosts a community celebration for its students. This year, over 700 youth, ages 4-18 years share their talents by showing what they’ve learned at Plaza with their families, friends and the public. The students also appreciate the gifts that they receive during this event, which are generously donated by individuals and companies who care. For most, these donated gifts are the only presents they receive for Christmas.

Consider giving a cash donation or an unwrapped new toy

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2014 Alumni Showcase Fundraiser

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:55

2014 Alumni Showcase Fundraiser

Save the date! Make sure to join us on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30pm as we host an Alumni Showcase Fundraiser! The funds that we raise will go to the construction of a parking lot for Plaza de la Raza.

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Plaza Summer Nights 2014 – La Gran Sonora Dinamita

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 05:43

Plaza Summer Nights 2014 – La Gran Sonora Dinamita

Join us this Friday, August 8, 2014 for “Plaza Summer Nights.” This year, we’re proud to announce that La Gran Sonora Dinamita, the Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble, Sam Castro, and Margarita Luna will be performing! Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $10 and available to purchase now at Plaza de la Raza or at the door. 

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