Contact: Marianna Gatto                                                    
                  (213) 485-8432                                                
                         August 17, 2006
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  L.A. 225: Los Angeles through the Eyes of Artists
  LOS ANGELES - From September 1 to October 16, 2006, in commemoration of the 
City of Los Angeles' 225th birthday, El Pueblo Historical Monument will present 
  L.A. 225: LOS ANGELES THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTISTS. L.A. 225 is a free exhibit 
that explores artists’ perceptions of the cultural, political, social, 
historical and geographical character of Los Angeles. The exhibition features 
the work of such artists as Barbara Carrasco, Robbie Conal, Ricardo Duffy, 
George Evans, Victor Gastelum, Clement Hanami, Leo Limon, Sandra Low, Dominique 
Moody, Jose Montoya, Frank Romero, Lola Scarpitta, Richard Wyatt and is curated 
by Marianna Gatto and Shervin Shahbazi.  A complete list of participating 
artists is available upon request.  The opening reception will be held on 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Pico House Gallery at El 
Pueblo Historical Monument, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012.   
  About El Pueblo Historical Monument
  El Pueblo Historical Monument is the oldest section of Los Angeles and is the 
site where the City was first established in 1781.  The forty-four acre park 
consists of numerous historic buildings, museums, a beautiful outdoor plaza and 
the world famous Mexican marketplace on Olvera Street.  The Monument represents 
the rich history, culture and ethnic diversity that is the foundation of the 
City of Los Angeles.
  Calendar Editors Please Note:
  What: “L.A. 225” is an exhibition of artwork that explores artists’ visions 
of Los Angeles.  It is presented by El Pueblo Historical Monument.
  Where: Pico House Gallery at El Pueblo Historical Monument.
  When: September 1 to October 16, 2006.
  Free Public Programs:  
  Walk to Los Angeles
  Retrace Los Angeles founders’ footsteps! Join the Walk to LA from San Gabriel 
Mission to the Plaza at El Pueblo Historical Monument. (The event is free and 
everyone is welcome!) 7:00 a.m., Monday, September 4, 2006 San Gabriel Mission 
428 S. Mission Avenue, San Gabriel CA 91776-1299 To register visit:
  L.A. 225 Opening Reception: 
  Pico House Gallery, Saturday, September 9, 2006; 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Live music. 

  Film Screening: 
  Phillip Rodriguez's evocative documentary, "Los Angeles Now."  Pico House 
  Gallery Courtyard, Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM. Pico House Gallery will be 
  open extended hours on the evening of the screening from 4-7:30 PM. Free.

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