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Arte Para la Gente – Opening Reception
The opening reception for Arte Para la Gente: The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia was on November 13, 2021. Arte Para la Gente explores artist Margaret Garcia’s vast body of work that captures and encapsulates culture, family, and urban life. Over the past four decades, Margaret Garcia has been a leader in the L.A. Chicano Art Movement, championing women, community, and those individuals who are marginalized by society. As a teacher and mentor, Margaret has inspired and encouraged artists to challenge their talents. Her students are encouraged to reach into their souls and create art that is authentic to self, and reflects their passion for the subjects they are painting. Many of those artists have emerged and found their unique voices in their artwork. Her most recent works, many shown here for the first time, were painted in Ventura County. Arte Para la Gente is on display at the Museum of Ventura County from November 11, 2021 to Spring 2022.
Promotional support for Arte Para la Gente generously provided by Lazer Broadcasting KXLM 102.9 • KLJR 96.7 • KOXR 102.1
Arte Para la Gente made possible in part by the support of The Port of Hueneme