Exhibitions Y Platica

Artists Reception Sunday, September 9th
334 Grand Ave
Brooklyn NY, 11238

LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
Art in Progress: An evening with Yolanda Gonzalez
501 North Main Street, Los Angeles Ca 90012
Thursday September 13, 2012
Explore the process behind the art! Join us for a night of art and conversation with artist Yolanda González and a spirited Q & A session led by community activist, Vice President of MALDEF, and collector of Chicano art, David Damien Figueroa.

La Tienda, the cultural store at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, features González’s original, hand painted canvas wallets, hand painted acrylics on silkscreen, and a large selection of greeting cards for sale. Purchase some of these unique items during your visit!

About the artist: Known for her strong, bold brush strokes of color and texture, González’s artwork evokes imagination and emotion. Her work has been exhibited in museums including the UCLA Hammer Museum, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and the Diego Rivera Museum in México City.


Latina Leaders & Icons: The David Damian Figueroa Collection

 Wednesday, October 3, 2012

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CSRC Library – 144 Haines Hall


Latina Leaders & Icons is an exhibition at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library that highlights the contributions of women to Chicana/o and Latina/o history, art, and culture. As David Damian Figueroa began to conceptualize this exhibit, it became apparent to him that because many works in his collection reflect the lives and contributions of numerous women in our community, the exhibit could also serve as a tribute to the amazing Latina women who have influenced and inspired his own activist and artistic career. This exhibition draws from Mr. Figueroa’s personal art collection as well as his archival collection housed at the CSRC Library. The exhibition runs September 15, 2012 – October 15, 2012.


193 Haines Hall  Box 951544  Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
(310) 206-6052   (310) 206-1784 Fax

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