Beginning September 9, 2011, the Forest
Lawn Museum in Glendale will present "¡Adelante! Mexican American
Artists: 1960s and Beyond," a collection of works by an array of
talented Mexican American artists, many who helped forge the Chicano
Art Movement that began in the 1960's, as well as a number of the new
generation of artists. This extraordinary exhibit includes
paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography
Not only did the Chicano Arts Movement seek social justice and
equality for Mexican Americans, but it also sought to educate people
of their rich heritage. The diverse art was fueled by heightened
political activism and energized cultural pride, and remains as
dynamic and complex as the individual life experiences of the artists
that created it.
The influential artists who are participating in the exhibit include
Judith F. Baca; Benjamin Botello; David Rivas Botello; Joseph
Botello; Joe Bravo; Barbara Carrasco; Lupe Duarte; Yami Duarte;
Ofelia Esparza; Paul G. Fuentes; Lalo García; Margaret García; Deanna
Gomez; Elysa Gomez; Ignacio Gomez; Imelda Gomez; Yolanda González;
Jaime Guerrero; Roberto Gutiérrez; Wayne Healy; Sergio Hernandez;
jaxiejax (Jacqueline Sanders); Leo Limón; David A. Lopez; Pola Lopez;
Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective; Heriberto Luna; Frank Martinez;
David J. Negrón; Antonio Pelayo; Steven Botello Rivera; Bill Robles;
George Rodriguez; Frank Romero; Shizu Saldamando; Steve Santillan;
August H. Santistevan; Maria "Frances" Santistevan; John C.
Santistevan (1974 - 1993); Melly Trochez; Patssi Valdez; Mark Vallen;
George Yepes; ZANlovesEastLA (Rosanna Esparza Ahrens).
These artists, many of whom are East Los Angeles natives, explored,
created and/or reinvented alternative art venues for the positive
expression of a renewed cultural identity.
In addition, a number of the works in the exhibit are on loan form
the Cheech Marin Collection, one of the largest private collections
of Chicano art in the United States. Since the 1960's, Cheech Marin
has been renowned as a comedian, film actor, writer, and musician.
"¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond," will be on
display from Friday, September 9, 2011, through Sunday, January 1,
2012, in the Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S.
Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. Admission is free. For more
information, please call 1-800-204-3131, or log on to