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Gallery Talk & Garden Visit
May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm| Free
2 PM Gallery Talk;
3 PM Garden visit
Exhibition curator Jane Weissman leads a gallery tour of the exhibition La Lucha Continua The Struggle Continues: 1985 & 2016 followed by a visit to the La Plaza Cultural community garden in which the 26 murals were sited. The garden visit provides a close look at the mural by Zio Ziegler currently on the Avenue C building and its comparison with the wall’s two previous murals: Artmakers’ collective mural (1985) and the 1977 La Plaza Cultural Mural by Alfredo “Freddy” Hernandez. Affirming the influence, not often recognized, of community murals on today’s street art movement, an ensuing discussion will focus on what many believe has been lost in the transition and the value of place-making versus place-keeping strategies.
The Loisaida Center will remain open to the general public until 6 PM.
La Plaza Cultural community garden will be open to visitors from 1 – 5 PM.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.