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Exhibition Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Now Open at Los Angeles Southwest College Showing Prints by Mexican Artist Jose Guadalupe Posada

Original Printed Works on Loan from the Posada Art Foundation Collection Exhibited Together with Art Work by Los Angeles Southwest College Students

"Posada and His Legacy" honors the influence of Jose Guadalupe Posada on generations of artists.

    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 25, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In celebration of Hispanic History Month, the Posada Art Foundation of San Francisco, CA announced today that it has loaned twenty original printed works by famed Mexican print artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. The show title, "Posada and His Legacy", honors the influence of Jose Guadalupe Posada on generations of artists. in addition to the display of nearly two dozen works by Posada, a variety of Posada influenced works by the college's art students may also be seen.

Posada Art Foundation Director, Jim Nikas, stated, "Although Jose Guadalupe Posada passed away in 1913, his work continues to inspire printmakers and other artists today. His name is little known yet his Day of the Dead imagery of the calaveras (skeletons), appearing originally around November 1 and 2, has grown in popularity such that they are seen increasingly year around. Today Posada's legacy may be viewed even in films; the Disney and Pixar film "Coco" (2017) and Reel FX Creative Studios' "Tree of Life" (2014) are two examples. Even the skeleton images appearing on bottles of Espolon tequila reflect Posada's influence."

The exhibition is located on the Los Angeles Southwest College Campus Gallery at 1600 Imperial Highway, Cox Building B1 on the 2nd floor near the main library. Hours are Mon-Thurs. 11am to 5pm. The exhibition closes on October 13, 2017.

The award-winning documentary about Jose Guadalupe Posada, "Searching for Posada--ART and Revolutions" will be screened September 27, 2017 at 11:30am in the Little Theater located in campus building B1. Hispanic Heritage Month activities at the College may be viewed at http://www.lasc.edu/hhm/hhmatlasc.html.

About The Posada Art Foundation (www,posada-art-foundation.com)
The Posada Art Foundation mission is to educate, inspire and sustain the legacy of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The Foundation, through the presence of its exhibitions, merchandise and licensing sales supports a variety of not-for-profit organizations projects in the visual arts and education that assist multi-cultural youth development, including emerging artists, as well as organizations involved in education and research in social movements.

About Los Angeles Southwest College (www.lasc.edu)
The Mission of Los Angeles Southwest College is to provide a student-centered learning environment committed to empowering students and the community to achieve their academic and career goals through the attainment of certificates and associate degrees leading to transfer and workforce preparation.


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