SOURCE: The Studio for Southern California History

the Studio for Southern California History

July 06, 2011 14:39 ET

"LA Loves Leo Limon" Opening Reception July 9, 2011 at the Studio for Southern California History

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Join us for a retrospective on the work of Leo Limón with a focus on the Los Angeles River, the LA River Gatitas and Art Peace Park. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free.

July 9: 7-10 pm: Opening Reception

July 16: 10 am - 2 pm: Artists Workshop
Create your own Gatita -- with Leo's help. FEE: $25 for members, $55 for non-members. Price includes materials (canvas, paints, brushes) and boxed lunch.

July 30: 2 pm: Panel
2 pm panel moderated by Tomás Benitez with Gustavo Leclerc, Denise Lugo, Jenny Price & Paul Tanzawa. The panel is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

July 30: 7 - 10 pm: Closing Reception

Leo Limón: Limón is a longtime cultural worker and an arts ambassador for East LA and the Chicano community. He has been involved with the art group Los Four, the Mechicano Art Center, Plaza de la Raza, the Centro de Arte Publico, and Self-Help Graphics. He assisted with the LA River Catz restoration and re-creation project during his co-directorship at the Aztlan Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. He works with groups like Friends of the LA River to revive the River as a historic region, cultural arts enclave and tourist destination. He is one of the most distinguished mid career artists of the Chicano art movement. Leo is also a United States veteran.

The Studio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Southern California's social history in order to foster sense of place. The Studio sponsors walking tours, exhibits and maintains an extensive library and the online resource the LA History Archive (www.lahistoryarchive.org).

Contact Information

  • 'LA Loves Leo Limon'
    July 9 - July 30, 2011
    the Studio for Southern California History
    213-229-8890
    www.socalstudio.org
    Contact: Christian Lainez