Big doings in the library tomorrow as the little college in the orange groves celebrates the rededication of the Emigdio Vasquez mural. Come one, come all. There will be taquitos. There will be chips and salsa. There will be mariachis. There will be art. There will be remarks. Don't miss it.
Here's an excerpt from Gustavo Arellano's write-up in the OC Weekly:
Irvine Valley College ain't exactly thought of as a Chicano mural stronghold, but it's one of the many places in Orange County that hosts a mural by legendary artist Emigdio Vasquez--a 40'x8' beauty called La Educación y El Trabajo (Education and Work). And, unlike the rest of OC--which keeps letting the maestro's work fade away or tries to criminalize it--IVC cares enough about its treasure to not only take care of their Vasquez mural, but to restore it, and rededicate it in a ceremony this Thursday....Higgy and his sister Rosemary will be there to talk about their father's work. Also giving a short speech? Legendary Fullerton College Chicano Studies professor Jerry Padilla, making a rare, non-classroom appearance.
See you there! The festivities begin at 3 PM.