Alvaro D. Marquez is a Los Angeles based Latinx visual artist, educator, and researcher. They are descended from three generations of migrant farm workers. Alvaro has a Bachelor’s degree in Modern American History from Brown University, a Master in American Studies, and Ethnicity from USC, and a Masters in Fine Art from California State University, Long Beach. Their work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Mexico, and Germany. They are also known for two public art commissions in partnership with the California Department of Transportation in Los Angeles. Alvaro is currently employed as the Education Specialist for School Communities, the manager for the virtual and in-person field trip program for the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
string(98) "Victor Ochoa: Regional Perspectives on Healing Through Chicano/Latinx Art: Focus on San Diego, CA"
string(17) "December 02, 2022"
Victor Ochoa, 74, is an acclaimed Chicano activist, painter, and muralist. He has painted over 100 murals in the San Diego area. Victor is known as one of the pioneers of the Chicano art movement in San Diego. He was one of the first artists at Chicano Park and is a co-founder of Centro Cultural de la Raza in in San Diego. Victor helped to develop the Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronteriza Victor is a teacher of art and Chicano heritage. Victor’s art has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Venice Bi-Annual, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and in the groundbreaking exhibition, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA). In addition to creating his own work, he is also a Master of Art preservation techniques for murals.
Eduardo Diaz is a 36-year veteran of the Latino cultural field. He currently serving as the Deputy Director of the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C. He was an instrumental force in the development of this institution and continues to be actively involved in the growth and development of the museum. The museum supports research, exhibitions, public and educational programs, digital content, and collections about the experiences of Latinos in the US.
Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Eduardo was the Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to joining the NHCC, Eduardo managed a private consulting firm that served arts institutions and agencies, statewide advocacy groups, and community-based organizations. From 1981 to 1999, Eduardo served as the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Antonio.
Chicano filmmaker Mark Roberts will discuss his distinguished career as a filmmaker in Hollywood. Mark Roberts has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. He is a first generation Mexican American Film and Television producer with a passion for telling edgy stories that give voice to diverse groups. Mark has co-produced The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia for Netflix and Feliz NaviDAD a Christmas movie about a single father, for Lifetime Television. He was also the Executive Producer of Mexico's Next Top Model. Mark’s film work includes Water and Power. He was also responsible for Strangers With Candy the Movie, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.
Most recently Roberts completed a documentary about the life of Painter/Activist Carlos Almaraz, Carlos Almaraz/ Playing With Fire (Netflix), Love and Betrayal (Amazon)
Mark is also the host of the Let's Get Into It! podcast which focuses on the film and television business. Roberts and his co-hosts interview industry pros and explore their journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels of the film and television business.
string(56) "Joey Terrill: Healing with Art Through the HIV Epidemic"
string(17) "November 11, 2022"
Joey Terrill is a formative figure in the Los Angeles based Chicano Art movement and in AIDS Cultural Activism. In his art he explores the intersection of Chicano and Gay male identity as a strategy for his art production.
He began his art career in high school as a Chicano student activist. Concurrently, the Gay liberation movement of the early 1970’s fueled his passion for social justice and helped to develop his skills that enhanced his AIDS advocacy a decade later.
When AIDS surfaced in the Latino/Artistic Community in the 1980’s, Joey embraced political advocacy with a passion that included art that reflected its impact on his local community.
Joey has been an activist in the HIV/AIDS community and has coordinated multiple programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. He traveled worldwide and last served as the Director of Global Advocacy & Partnerships for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Over the past 5 decades, he has continued to make art and is thrilled to engage with young Queer/Latinx artists, academics, curators, and activists. His work is a considered to be a pioneer influence in the exploration of Queer/Chicano identity and has been acquired by collectors and major museums in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and throughout Europe.
Dr. Ruben Cordova is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Chicano and Mexican art. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and Ph.D. in the History of Art at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Cordova has taught and lectured at prestigious universities throughout the United States. His published work includes articles, books, and catalogues in multiple publications on various topics related to Chicano and Mexican art. Dr. Cordova has curated exhibitions for museums and public art exhibitions throughout the United States. He is currently a contributing writer for Glasstire magazine.
Healing with Dr. George: The Power of Chicano/Latinx Art” explores the impact of art on the Chicano/Latinx community by interviewing collectors, artists, curators, and influencers. https://latinoarte.com/
Dr. George Jesus Meza
Dr. George Jesus Meza is a Los Angeles-based Clinical Psychologist who has collected Chicano/Latinx art for many years. Dr. Meza has woven his interest in collecting art into a passion for helping others. His podcast series will explore the intersection between Chicano/Latinx art and its contribution to self and community healing. Dr. Meza is the founder of the “Collectors of Chicano/Latinx Art and Allies” group on Facebook has over 6,000 members. He recently spearheaded the “Healing Murals of Uvalde” the project, in which 21 murals were painted through Uvalde, Texas, to commemorate the memory of the victims of the recent school shooting. Dr. Meza is also a collaborator on LatinoArte.com, a virtual marketplace that aims to increase the visibility and revenue of Chicano/Latinx artists.