Description I was born and raised in El Salvador, San Salvador during the El Salvador Civil War. I always liked music, singing, poetry, letters, and drawing. Homelessness is such a heavy word in itself: the cold concrete, cold weather, thirst, hunger, fear. I decided to reach for help once I figured out I couldn't do it alone. I reached out to Lamp for help and guidance because I was able to find trust and understanding by speaking to Hayk, Kate, Beth and Allison. My future goals in life and in art are to keep on making art in all shapes and forms as long as I live. Art is saving my life. I am thankful to myself for finally knowing and realizing what great passion I have for art. I will also continue with my mental health recovery. Thank you guys!
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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For more information about The People Concern, please visit www.thepeopleconcern.org.