Contact: Marianna Gatto FOR
MAY 15, 2006
AT WORK: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA LABOR
EXHIBIT EXPLORES THE ARTISTS AND IMAGES OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT
LOS ANGELES - El Pueblo Historical Monument in collaboration with
California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) will present AT
WORK: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA LABOR, from June 13 through August 14,
2006. The free exhibit examines the rich and tumultuous history of
California's workers and their movements from the turn of the 20th
century to the present. The exhibition features the work of such
artists as Diego Rivera, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Emmy Lou
Packard, Malaquias Montoya, Yolanda Lopez and Ester Hernandez. A
complete list of participating artists is available upon request.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday June 17, 2006 from
7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Pico House Gallery at El Pueblo Historical
Monument, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012.
About El Pueblo Historical Monument
El Pueblo Historical Monument is the oldest section of Los Angeles
and is the site where the City was first established in 1781. The
forty-four acre park consists of numerous historic buildings,
museums, a beautiful outdoor plaza and the world famous Mexican
marketplace on Olvera Street. The Monument represents the rich
history, culture and ethnic diversity that is the foundation of the
City of Los Angeles.
Calendar Editors Please Note:
What: "At Work: The Art of California Labor" is an exhibition of
artwork that explores the artists and images of labor in
California. It is presented by El Pueblo Historical Monument.
Where: Pico House Gallery at El Pueblo Historical Monument.
When: June 13 through August 14, 2006.
Free Public Programs:
Opening Reception: Pico House Gallery, Saturday June 17, 2006; 7:00-
10:00 p.m. Live music by Son Real.
Panel Discussion: July 15, 2006; 6:00-9:00 p.m., Pico House
Gallery, "Get the Picture?! Art & Social Change," featuring artist
Mark Vallen and photographers Sheila Pinkel and Slobodan Dimitrov.
Film Screenings: "Salt of the Earth," July 28, 2006; 7:45 p.m., 125
Paseo de la Plaza (plaza area). Also: "Women in California Labor
History," August 11, 2006; 7:45 p.m., 125 Paseo de la Plaza (plaza
Public Information: Pico House Gallery, 424 North Main Street, Los
Angeles, 90012. 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. daily. Please call (213)
485-8432 or (213) 485-6855 for more details.