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Saturday, April 25

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Known as the most important singer-songwriter-storyteller in the history of Chile, Violeta Parra sang about struggle, defiance, and triumph. Her songs were the basis for Chiles New Song (Nueva Cancin) movement, which spread throughout Latin America and beyond. The 2004-2005 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, for example, used Parras classic Gracias a la Vida, which has been covered by artists ranging from Joan Baez to Plcido Domingo. 

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SPARC Presents: A Collectors Talk and Closing Reception

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)

685 Venice Bl, Venice, CA 90291


The Durón Gallery at SPARC will present a ‘Collectors Talk’. Using the current exhibition, “A Short Essay of Chicano Photography” as a backdrop, Mary, Armando and Isabel (their daughter) discuss the process of collecting and their individual perspectives. Armando has been the voice of the collection thus far, but now Mary and Isabel (a UCLA doctoral student in Chicano Studies) speak publicly for the first time on their own perspectives in a casual conversation “Collectors Talk”. The conversation will be followed by a closing reception to this unique exhibition.

SPARC is a community-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by Distinguished UCLA professor and artist Judy Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch, and artist Christina Schlesinger. 

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