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African American Heritage Celebrations:
The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers market is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse Certified Farmers’ Markets in the nation. Local residents, out-of-town visitors, celebrities, and many of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs and restaurants, can be found shopping in this location which features over 60 California farms.
The Chicano Resource Center (CRC) was established in 1976 to serve the information needs of the Mexican-American (Chicano) community and to make information about the history and culture of this group available to the general public. Subjects covered by this multimedia collection include; immigration, the Chicano Movement, mural art, biographies, folklore and the history of Mexico. Many of the materials are available for checkout.
Asian American Expo ushers in the Year of the Rabbit; continuing the tradition of hosting the largest Lunar New Year Celebration in America. Eager to roll out the red carpets for attendees, the 41st annual Expo is here to demonstrate why this is a ‘must attend’ cultural celebration in America with a smorgasbord of food, entertainment at every corner, a myriad of vendors to delight one’s urge to splurge, and plenty more activities to participate. The expo will have 5…
See an installation of prints made by members of Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers’ Collective. The pieces were created by pressing original quilted fabric designs face down on a wax-coated printing plate that captured the fabrics’ texture, seams, and stitching of the original. Through this innovative process, a quilt is translated to a printed surface—a new medium to explore and share the quiltmakers’ creativity. “Gee’s Bend: Shared Legacy” is presented in two six-month installments, each featuring a selection of 12 prints.
Xican–a.o.x. Body emerges at the intersection of vanguard artistic practices and the notion of Xicanisma, a vital and inclusive concept that developed out of the historical lineage of the 1960s Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Xicanisma amplifies the original Chicano calls for self-determination of ethnic, political, and cultural identity through greater acknowledgment of indigenous roots, intersectional identities, and feminism. While the multiplicity inherent in this term is central to the project’s organizing concept, the exhibition proudly includes the work of artists…