1. chicanobatman:

    March residency at the Continental Room in Fullerton! More info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/1424517237793460/


  2. CHICANO ART MOVEMENT attends: Frank Romero ‘Works of Five Decades’ opening reception at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, November 7th, 2013

    (Artist Frank Romero - “Going to the Olympics Color Mural Cartoon, 2013, Serigraph)

    Throughout his career as an artist, Frank Romero has been a dedicated member of the Los Angeles arts community. As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four. Mr. Romero helped to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions. Los Four’s historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country’s first show of Chicano art at a major art institution. Since then, Romero has successfully balanced a career in both the public and private arenas. He has completed over 15 murals throughout the city. Romero has shown extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan. His work is featured in many permanent collections.
    Frank Romero - (Left) “Nopal”, 1994, split fountain serigraph (Right) “Still Life with Tea Kettle”, 1965, oil on canvas


    On November 7th, 2013 I attended the opening reception to Chicano artist Frank Romero's exhibition in Fullerton, California. The 'Works of Five Decades’ exhibit consisted of 50+ artworks by Mr. Romero that spanned from 1965 to 2013. From his paintings, prints to sculpture and even a few of Mr. Romero's Los Four collaborative artworks were on view. Mr. Romero was also in attendance at the opening reception to his 'Works of Five Decades' exhibition.
    (Frank Romero - “The Closing of Whittier Blvd.” 1999, Giclée, Edition of 99)

    It was fascinating to see so many works collectively from different decades in the show. The highlights in the exhibition for me were Mr. Frank Romero’s pre-1980’s artworks and sculptures.
    (Artist Frank Romero wood sculpture)

    Exhibition runs until December 31st, 2013 @ The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California.
    Gallery tour Thursday, December 5th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. with Frank Romero and curator Matt Leslie.
    (Detail): Frank Romero - “The Arrest of the Palateros”, 1990, Serigraph

    More images CHICANO ART MOVEMENT/Facebook page

    Frank Romero - “California Plaza” (Left) 2001, serigraph, Edition of 140 (Right) 2001, Oil on Canvas


  3. themuckenthaler:

    "Nino y Caballo"
    The 1984 mural embellishing the South wall of the Victor Clothing Company in downtown Los Angeles is a vision expressing freedom & joy. Come see Frank Romero’s work displayed in our gallery beginning Nov. 7th! http://themuck.org/nov-7-gallery-opening-reception-frank-romero/ #themuck #frankromero #nino #caballo #LA #streetart


  4. themuckenthaler:

     Iconic Los Angeles artist Frank Romero is the subject of a survey of works scheduled for the Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s galleries between November 7 and December 31, 2013.

    The exhibition will include over sixty works in various media from the artist’s half-century career. Viewers familiar with Romero’s repertoire will recognize classic subjects like automobiles and L.A. cityscapes, but may be surprised by still life and portrait paintings and drawings.

    A painting depicting Romero’s recently restored 101 Freeway mural “Going to the Olympics,” commissioned for the 1984 Olympics will also be included in the show, as well as a few examples of the artist’s freestanding painted sculptures.

    A gallery opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.


  5. Chicano Art Movment attends: Open Your Eyes/ Abre Los Ojos @ The Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Opening reception

    On August 30th, I attended the opening reception of my friend, artist, and curator Jose Lozano’s curated exhibit Open Your Eyes/ Abre Los Ojos at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton C.A. It is always a delight to talk Mr. Lozano, he always leaves me with my sides aching from so much laughter from the stories he gifts me with.

    Ixrael - Transfiguracion Ficticia 2002 Giclee

    Arriving early to the venue there was already a hustle and bustle brewing. Entering The Muckenthaler galleries it was great to see so many artgoers showing Jose support and enjoying the fantastic artworks he curated for the Open Your Eyes/ Abre Los Ojos exhibition.

    Wall of: Gronk, Robert Palacios, Diane Gamboa, Jose Lozano and Barbara Carrasco

    My expectations of the Open Your Eyes/ Abre Los Ojos exhibition was that there would be a handful of good artworks to view, but I was blown away by the pieces hand picked by curator Jose Lozano. Many of the pieces exhibited are what would be considered “Museum pieces.” The artworks chosen Mr. Lozano complimented each other and made this a visuallly satisfying exhibition.

    Roberto Gutierrez - Not Yet, 2005 - acrylic on canvas

    It was also a special treat to see a few of the collectors who lent their artworks in attendance. It is always interesting for me to see what type of person and who collects Chicano art.
    One of the non-artwork related highlights for me was meeting Chicano great Gilbert “Magu” Lujan’s son.
    The Open Your Eyes/ Abre Los Ojos exhibition has a numeros amout of different artist showing like, Salomon Huerta, Carlos Almaraz and Roberto Gutierrez.
    Show runs until November 4th 2012.
    There will also be Curator’s Walk Through November 1 . 6 PM, if you could not make it to the opening here is your best next chance to meet Artist and cuartor Jose Lozano.

    More photos for your viewing pleasure @ CHICANO ART MOVEMENT FACEBOOK

    The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
    1201 West Malvern Avenue
    Fullerton, California 92833


  6. Gilbert “Magu” Lujan - La Cutie

    The Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Open Your Eyes/ Abre Los Ojos

    Supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Fullerton Sister City Association

    August 30-November 4
    Thursday . August 30 . 6:30 PM . Opening Reception . Suggested Donation

    To celebrate Fullerton’s Sister City of Morelia, Mexico, guest curator and celebrated artist José Lozano selects revered Mexican and Mexican American art centered on the state of Michoacan from private collections in Southern California. Supported in partnership with the Fullerton Sister City Association.

    The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
    1201 West Malvern Avenue
    Fullerton, California 92833