MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Homeira Goldstein and TIME4ART are thrilled to present A PEEK INTO CHICANO ART, an exhibition highlighting works by 14 Chicano artists from the private collection of actor, director, comedian, author, half of comedy duo “Cheech and Chong” and Chicano art collector Cheech Marin.
The exhibition will be held at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.
“We are delighted to celebrate the importance of Chicano art and the Chicano movement a year ahead of Getty’s regional exploration of Latin American and Latino art through its initiative in 2017,” said TIME4ART Chairman of the Board, exhibit visionary and producer Homeira Goldstein. Our goal is to embrace Chicano art in its rightful place … as American art.” A PEEK INTO CHICANO ART marks TIME4ART’s 26TH Anniversary and 32ND exhibition featuring established and emerging contemporary fine artists and numerous other art programs.
“Partnering with Homeira Goldstein and TIME4ART to further the recognition, awareness, emergence, and pride of Chicano art throughout the U.S. is important to our past and the future of our identity, culture, and lives,” said Cheech Marin.
The 1960s marked the Chicano civil rights movement called El Movimiento, forwarding efforts for cultural recognition and national consciousness on issues including the socio-political status and awareness of Mexican-American communities focusing on history, culture, social, and equal opportunities. El Movimiento connected visual artists, poets, musicians, and dancers to political issues at hand.
By the mid-1970s, Chicano artists had become producers of visual culture in Chicano communities pursuing the vital tasks of creating art forms strengthening the will, invigorating the cultural identity, and clarifying the consciousness of the community. Chicano artists sought to demonstrate pride while empowering the community. The foremost aesthetic aim continued to be the search for an organic unity between actual social living and art. While the content and style of the murals and art forms were extremely varied, certain recurring themes did develop. One such theme was the reclamation of a lost indigenous past.
With medium from paper to glass, the artists featured in the show represent diversity in subject matter: from social urban, presence of individuals in the community, to political to pure aesthetic and landscape.
This exhibition is envisioned and produced by Homeira Goldstein, presented by TIME4ART, a non-profit art educational organization in Manhattan Beach, California, with a mission of enhancing cultural art awareness in the South Bay and Greater Los Angeles and supported by the Manhattan Beach Cultural Art Division.
TIME4ART (310) 379-5800
“Our heartfelt thanks to Cheech Marin for his generosity of spirit in lending all the art work to the exhibition, Melissa Richardson Banks, Cheech Marin’s Art Collection Manager, for her endless help and enthusiasm, and Manhattan Beach Cultural Art Division for their spirit of comradery and community.” Homeira Goldstein
A PEEK INTO CHICANO ART, October 26, 2016 – December
Opening Artist Reception, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00PM-8:00PM Program 7:00PM
Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Gallery Hours: WED – SAT 10AM - 9PM, SUN 10AM - 5PM. Closed MON, TUE & Holidays