AirTalk's Chicano ArtTalk and Pacific Standard Time Exhibit

This event took place on:
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 - 8:00pm

This event is currently at capacity. Please email Forum Coordinator Jenny Smith at to be added to the waitlist. Thank you!

This month, as part of the ambitious celebration of SoCal art that is "Pacific Standard Time," KPCC and AirTalk with Larry Mantle will divine our inner curator. We are excited to announce a one-night Chicano art exhibit with the artists themselves and their works in the Crawford Family Forum.

Trailblazers of the Chicano art movement, Patssi Valdez and the artist known as Gronk, will reveal the roots of this vibrant and distinct school. The next generation will be represented by Sonia Romero and Enrique Castrejon. We will trace their history in LA's art scene -- a history that began with struggle.

The early days of the modern American art movement were once described as "racist, aloof, pretentious and elitist" by Armando Vazquez. In his essay, "Reflection on the Chicano Art Movimiento," Vasquez said it wouldn't be until the 1950s and 60s that Chicanos, Jews, Blacks, Native Americans and women would penetrate the monolith known as 'American art and culture.' Los Angeles was a focal point of that fundamental shift. The birth of Chicano art coincided with the birth of LA as a center for contemporary art and artistic innovation distinct to Southern California. To see what separates this class of creative expression from the rest, come to the Crawford Family Forum on Wednesday, October 19th.

6:00pm - Doors Open
6:30pm - Program

Admission is FREE, but RSVP's are required.

Photo Credit: 11157 - Frank Romero, The Arrest of the Paleteros, 2005, full-color print. AltaMed Art Collection.

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