History of the Americas
“HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS” 1997. Located at Eagle Rock High School, Los Angeles.
This is panel 1 of 10. Sponsored in part by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept. Councilperson Richard Alatorre, 14th District and Dynamic Builders.
The mural begins with the Olmecs, then moves on to the history of the Americas and other cultures that built the Americas. The United States was built on a parade of people who entered here to become what it is now. The parade is led by a Chinese Dragon throughout the mural as people begin to enter the United States all being of a different culture showing the divest cultural in America.
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Dolores Guerrero, an East Los Angeles native, is a screen printer long associated with the Chicana/o and feminist movements. During her fine arts studies at UCLA, Guerrero began her life long commitment to Self Help Graphics, a community visual arts center in East L.A, and collaborated with other Chicana/o art activist in the Highland Park-based collective, Centro de Arte Publico. The collective was one of many active organizations in Highland Park that contributed to the visibility of Latino identity and art in the public via murals, community workshops and signage. Guerrero shares her experience about the collective and other artists from the era for the chapter “Painting the Walls.”