We began June with artist and friend Gloria “Gem” Sanchez, learning about her work and the path it provides to her family history and cultural ancestry. Diving deeper into conversation, she elaborates on the importance of not only acknowledging a past that existed before her, but embracing what lives inside her.
Join us as we in-depth about her art journey, from her work with the FA4 Collective, her community work with the youth, and the ceremonial practices with the Many Winters Elders Gathering at the Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, CA.
At the time of this podcast, Gloria’s work can be seen on display in the exhibition Cultural Undertow, organized by the Luna Anaïs Gallery at Tin Flats in Los Angeles. The exhibition will continue until July 24th, featuring an artist talk with Mario Ybarra Jr on July 11th.
Back in 2021, we ended our first season of artist features halfway through an outstanding project within the Southern California world of lowriders. After a holiday hiatus, we kicked off 2022 with the second half of one of Los Angeles’ most dynamic, artistic duo. No better way to roll out this...
We sat down with him to dive deeper into his journey as a student and teacher, and examine his approach to the art of mural making.