I've been a fan of legendary Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez even longer than I knew who he was. The Alcoholics Anonymous in Anaheim where I'd accompany my dad from my toddler years through my teens is right up the street from a supermarket that hosts his epic Memories of the Past and Images of th ... More >>
The Mexican maestro was a popular painter in Orange County for decades. Now, his family is fighting to keep his legacy alive
The Southern California arts community lost a legend last year when former Santa Ana College professor Shifra Goldman passed away. The historian championed Chicano murals long before others, and served as a ceaseless promoter of the OC Chicano arts scene as best exemplified by Emigdio Vasquez and Se ... More >>
I never did give a review of last month's panel discussion about legendary Chicano artists Sergio O'Cadiz and Emigdio Vasquez at the Fullerton Public Library, but it was great--over 40 people in attendance for an event promoted solely by this infernal rag. Fullerton College professor Jerry Padill ... More >>
Last year, as part of my "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!" at the Fullerton Public Library, I was supposed to do a one-on-one with legendary Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez, whose murals are slowly fading away in the barrios of Orange County and from the county's memory. Unfortunately, Vasquez ... More >>
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