Avenue 50 Studio 2006

Gente y Tierra: The Struggles of South Central Farmers
group exhibition
Avenue 50 Studio
Los Angeles, CA
April 29-May 21, 2006



Guest curator Raoul De la Sota
Photographs by Fernando Flores, Don Normark and Don Rogers
Paintings by Pola Lopez and Raoul De la Sota
Floor mandala by Linda Vallejo

A fundraising benefit with art, food and music will be held for the South Central Community Garden at the Avenue 50 Studio on Saturday, April 29, from 7-10 p.m. An exhibit and sale of photographs by Fernando Flores, Don Normark and Don Rogers will support the struggles; paintings by Pola Lopez and Raoul De la Sota, and a floor mandala by Linda Vallejo will also be part of this fundraising benefit.

This fundraiser is in support of keeping the gates open in order to continue to feed low income families and promote health education.

The South Central Community Garden is located at 41st and Alameda/Long Beach Blvd. The Garden has served the community for 14 years through the legacy of Mayor Tom Bradley. Throughout its history it has held outreach programs in gardening techniques and health education, and has fed low income families. For the last three years, Angelenos, friends and organizations have been working diligently to keep this valuable urban farm operating.

Help save the garden by attending this wonderful evening of art; savor the food prepared by the women of the South Central Community Garden; and enjoy the jarocho music of Emilio Amaya’s SON REAL.

To learn more about the struggles of the South Central Community Garden, go to www.southcentralfarmers.com.



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