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William Acedo, Irwindale

Irwindale

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Project Description Entitled by the artist, “Jardin de las Rocas” (garden of rocks) the name given to the area by early Spanish settlers, the artwork celebrates the rich confluence of landscapes, cultures and histories that intersect within the city of Irwindale. Acedo was struck by the layers of history shaping the landscape. Artist Statement “I witnessed the San Gabriel River as it burst from mountains to industrial plains of Irwindale today. I immediatelyt thought of how vital this site must have been for the nearby native settlement, Azuksagna, home of the local Tongva/Gabrielino indigenous people. My resulting panoramic drawing…aims to not only draw attention to the geological beauty of the site, but also alludes to the panorama of history and the various inhabitants who lived on this land up till today.” About the Artist WILLIAM ACEDO has exhibited locally at such institutions as Self Help Graphics, the Vortex and District Gallery and has been included in exhibitions at such venues as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame and the National Museum …

Alfonso Aceves, La Esperanza

La Esperanza

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Project Description – Artist Statement “The music plays. The helping hand reaches out. The birds fly by. The flowers grow. The work of sharing joy continues. The community draws together. Our hearts beat for one another.” About the Artist Alfonso Aceves is an accomplished self-taught printmaker born and raised in Boyle Heights who has shown work throughout California as well as in Washington State, New Mexico, and Arizona. Aceves found his passion and inspiration for life through his discovery of printmaking 10 years ago.  Along with artist Adriana Carranza and their four children, Aceves founded Kalli Arte, a family art collective dedicated to speaking directly to their community through printmaking, exhibitions, art installations, community workshops and marketplaces. On display May 2021 – July 2021  

Aaron Rivera, Lakewood

Lakewood

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Project Description The town of Lakewood California turned what was once an agricultural landscape into one of the first suburbs and model for planned communities across the nation. The town became a vista of wide boulevards, flanked by smaller streets lined with mid-century homes, dotted by parks, pools and shopping centers. Artist Statement “I have chosen to illustrate the area’s sense of family life and community. The image depicts families and neighbors at a backyard party/ BBQ, against the backdrop of a 1950’s style suburban home. I hope this…brings to mind a lightness of spirit and motion within the story while providing visual interest outside the narrative.” About the Artist AARON RIVERA has a diverse artistic background including storyboard artist, scenic painter, and puppet fabricator. He has exhibited work at various galleries in Los Angeles at such places as the LA Municipal Art Gallery and La Luz De Jesus Art Gallery. He has also presented his work at Art Basel in Miami, Florida and the UBC Mural Company in Chicago, Illinois. Rivera received a Bachelor of …