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At Work: The Art of California Labor

Exhibit explores the artists and images of the labor movement, June 13

By Marianna Gatto
Published on LatinoLA: May 22, 2006


At Work: The Art of California Labor


El Pueblo Historical Monument in collaboration with California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) will presents 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 and is curated by Marianna Gatto and Shervin Shahbazi.

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.

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.

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 area).

Public Information: Pico House Gallery, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily. For more information please contact Marianna Gatto: mariann.gatto@lacity.org


About Marianna Gatto:
Mariann Gatto is the Curator at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument / Historic Italian Hall Museum




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