The Art of Protest: Epiphany and the Culture of Empowerment Jan. 6-March 29, 2018

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THE ART OF PROTEST: Epiphany and the Culture of Empowerment

January 6, 2018 – March 29, 2018 

The Church of the Epiphany presents an exhibition depicting this parish’s involvement in social justice issues since the late 1960s.  Co-curated by LACMA educator Sofia Gutierrez, artist Ricardo Reyes (nurtured in the Chicano Movement at Epiphany), historian Rosalío Muñoz (co-chair of the Chicano Moratorium), and Ravi GuneWardena (principal at Escher GuneWardena, preservation architects for Epiphany), the exhibition brings together work by El Movimiento artists from the 1960s and 1970s with that of contemporary artists and historic photographic documentation of this Lincoln Heights community’s role in affirming the rights of native and immigrant Latin Americans in the Los Angeles region over the past 50 years.

Works exhibited include those by both well-recognized and locally known Chicano artists: Carlos Almaraz, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Raúl Arreola, Charles “Chaz” Bojórquez, David Botello, Adolfo Ceballo, Yreina Cervantez, Mita Cuaron, Alfredo de Batuc, Beto de la Rocha, Andres Duran, Margaret Garcia, Roberto Gil de Montes, Henry Glovinsky, Michael Gomes, Wayne Healy, Gilbert Lujan “Magu”, Ramses Noriega, Lilia Ramirez, Ricardo Vicente Reyes, Frank Romero, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Victor Rosas, Rudy Salas, Victor Solis, Sheryl Spangler, John Valadez, Sergio Verdin. Works by a selection of contemporary artists who sympathize with current Latino social justice issues and the legacy of the Movement, will be also included: Myisha Arrelano, Guillermo Bert, Dolores Carlo, Carolyn Castaño, Ismael de Anda III, Isaias Delgado, Alex Donis, Shepard Fairey, Alexis Garcia, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Margaret Garcia, Ken Gonzales-Day, Juan Manuel Ildefonso, Bonnie Lambert, Tish Lampert, John C. Lewis, Arlene Mejorado, Camilo Ontiveros, Jennifer Reid, Bruce Richards, Sandy Rodriguez, Marianne Sadowski, Alicia Sterling Beach, Albert Valdez, J. Michael Walker, Gloria Westcott, and other artist members of Epiphany Church.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 – Soft Opening

5 pm – Press Preview; 6 pm to 8 pm –  Artists Reception

Saturday, January 6, 2018

4 pm – Feast of the Epiphany Celebration

5 pm to 8 pm – Exhibition Opening 

with Blessing by Gloria Arellanes, Tongva Spiritual Leader

The Church of the Epiphany / La Iglesia de la Epifanía

2808 Altura St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday through Saturday11 am to 5 pm.    Telephone: 323-227-9931

Supported by the Epiphany Conservation Trust

Images at Top: Rosalio Muñoz, Chicano Power March, 1968; Camilo Ontiveros, Deportables,  colchon and rope. 2008.

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