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For Immediate Release: Documentary Screening and BOOKSIGNING:

The Art of Leo Limón: Giving Voice to the Chicano Experience.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Maker City LA at the Reef

1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Parking available at the event for $10 and ample street parking.

This event is free but reservations are required by through EventBrite at http://tinyurl.com/ldrscz8

Event Contact: Rosa Limón, mailto:gataevents@gmail.com

Join us for an afternoon of music, film and art in a spectacular venue, Maker City LA at the Reef. The Studio for Southern California History is pleased to present a documentary and book signing with Leo Limón on June 17, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Salvador Güereña, Director of the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at UC Santa Barbara, will join Limón and discuss the book's creation in 2011. Harpist Sophia Oleniacz will entertain the audience during a light reception, following the screening of the book's documentary and the book signing.

Leo Limón has earned recognition and accolades from his peers and colleagues throughout the professional art world and has enjoyed widespread popularity with the community as a leader and role model. He was very influenced and involved with the art group Los Four and worked with Carlos Almaraz, the Mechicano Art Center, Plaza de la Raza and the Centro de Arte Publico. While at Lincoln High School he attended the Saturday Tutor Art Class at Otis and also started painting the LA River CatZ. During his residency with Self-Help Graphics, Leo was involved in the development of several important programs at the center, including the annual celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. Leo's life work and impact to date have left a positive legacy not only upon the local community and culture, but also the art world in general. Leo is also a United States veteran. More information is available at http://leolimon.com.

In 2011, The Art of Leo Limón: Giving Voice to the Chicano Experience and an accompanying DVD were a project of the UC Santa Barbara's ImaginArte: Interpreting and reimagining Chican@ art, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Chicano Studies Institute's Faculty Research Working Group on Chicana/o Visual Art, and the UCSB Library's California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives. This book and DVD are not available in stores and is usually priced at $40; for this event both together are available for $20.

Sophia Oleniacz is a harpist who has previously played at UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles VA Hospital, and Cedars Sinai. She is also a UCLA graduate student and elementary educator focused on the importance of music education and the integration of the visual and performing arts into the elementary curriculum

The Studio for Southern California History is a nonprofit organization dedicated to critically chronicling and sharing the region's social history in order to foster sense of place. Our work is at http://lahistoryarchive.org/.

The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, also known as CEMA, is a division of the Special Research Collections Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library. CEMA is a permanent program that advances scholarship in ethnic studies through its varied collections of primary research materials. For information visit http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema.

Dedicated to serving the needs of LA's creative community, Maker City LA provides inspiring workspaces, essential tools of the trade, classes, unique events, and a collaborative environment. For information, visit https://www.makercityla.com.

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