Description I was born in Zacatecas, Mexico in 1947. I was an alcoholic, drug addict, and smoker. I quit everything in 1995. In 2009 I became homeless. My first encounter with Lamp happened through a free yoga class in 2012. I became a member of the Fine Arts Program and I am also volunteering there. I have a social worker that helps me a lot. My mentor is Hayk M. He has been a great teacher and a friend. I always wondered about photography. It seemed like an impossible dream for me. Because of my low self esteem I thought that it was not for me, but now I love it! My goal in life is to become a happier person and appreciate all the wonders in the world.
Studio 526 Arts Center, Los Angeles - Skid Row neighborhood Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement The People Concern’s Studio 526 (formerly Lamp Arts Program) is community arts and cultural platform in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, rooted in the understanding that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is essential for all people and communities, and a fundamental human right.
Studio 526 currently consists of painting, drawing and music studio sessions, complemented by workshops exploring other creative avenues from writing to photography as well as periodic art shows, collaborations and other participatory projects.
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