January 14 through February 5, 2012


Resurrected Histories:
Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park

Resurrected Histories is supported by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities:

Curated by art historian Sybil Venegas

Carlos Almaraz at the Centro de Arte Publico.  Circa 1977

Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, January 14 from 7-10 pm

An archival exhibition presenting paintings, graphic art, photographs, publications and other memorabilia telling the story of the Highland Park Chicano arts collectives Mechicano (located at Avenue 54 and Figueroa) and the Centro de Arte Publico (located near Avenue 57 on Figueroa) during the 1970's. Featuring the work of artists Carlos Almaraz, Barbara Carrasco, Leo Limon, Guillermo Bejerano, John Valadez, Roberto Delgado, Dolores Guerrero and others associated with these collectives.

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We have partnered with KCET’s Departures regarding our Highland Park art history.  This partnership allowed us to share resources with KCET, as they provided the filming for our documentary while we conducted interviews with some of the important artists.  Our project team helped to contribute to KCET’s Departures segment entitled, “Painting the Walls,” which has nine topics for your enjoyment!

KCET’s Departures is an online interactive exploration of Los Angeles neighborhoods. Video clips, photos, and essays are available online for your enjoyment, education, and interest. Please visit

Please stay tuned as we complete our
Resurrected Histories documentary.

We proudly participate in NorthEast LA's Second Saturday Gallery Night

January 14 through February 5, 2012

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042


Avenue 50 Studio is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors  through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the California Community  Foundation; the California Council for the Humanities; the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and The James Irvine  Foundation