The Rendon Gallery and the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese are pleased to present BUILD BRIDGES, PAINT WALLS, a multimedia exhibition featuring murals, graphic art and photography celebrating latinidad and the international cultural exchanges that make Los Angeles great.
The exhibit at The Rendon Gallery, hosted by Los Angeles artists Ralph Ziman and Maria Greenshields-Ziman, will include pieces from Colombian street artists DJLU/JuegaSiempre, El Care Barbie, Erre, and Toxicómano, alongside work from the Los Angeles-based Las Fotos Project, a nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography, mentorship, and self-expression.
The opening reception on May 3 will celebrate the vibrant, provocative, in-your-face aesthetic of Bogotá street art with a performance by California punk band Deseos Primitivos and a DJ set by Skwirl Sauce, who spins ska, punk, reggae and música Latina. That evening, the corner dive bar, Licha’s Bar and Grill, will be open, serving beer sponsored by Angel City Brewery and Topo Chicos to quench your thirst. Sus Arepas will have arepas and other South American inspired cuisine for purchase and Memije's Tacos & Catering will be dishing out their tacos and other savory treats.
The BUILD BRIDGES, PAINT WALLS exhibition at The Rendon Gallery is part of a series of events designed to strengthen bonds across languages, borders, and disciplines through the arts and education. The exhibition is the culminating event of a series organized by the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese. BUILD BRIDGES, PAINT WALLS received support from the UCLA Arts Initiative, which aims to foster deeper connections between the university and the Los Angeles community by supporting and enriching the public’s understanding of the arts.