San Pedro Municipal Art Gallery
Muriel Olguin and Linda Vallejo
Muriel Olguin, Linda Vallejo to exhibit Prints
Tuesday, October 24, 1978
‘Printmakers Muriel Olguin of San Pedro and Linda Vallejo of Long Beach will be exhibiting their work Oct. 27 through Nov. 24 at the Harbor Area Community Art Center, 638 Beacon St., San Pedro. The exhibit, entitled “Celebration,” will open with a reception for the artists from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Both artists find inspiration in the age-old concepts found in mythology, according to Olga Muniz of the Municipal Arts Department.
Vallejo’s energetic personality is reflected in her work. She uses the universal symbolism of pyramids and circles, and a feeling of motion is integral to her work, Muniz said. Some of Vallejo’s pieces the artist’s stated desire “to reach towards a direct connection of the physical world and the soul.” Olguin’s interpretation of historical symbols and myths are more contemplative. She develops ideologies into images with color variations which make her work that of contemporary Chicano artists, according to Muniz.
The exhibit is presented by the Los Angeles Municipal Arts Department in cooperation with the office of Councilman John S. Gibson. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free and open to the public. Further information about the exhibit or the gallery, which is on the Fifth Floor of San Pedro City Hall, may be obtained by calling Muniz at 831-9211, Ext. 450 or 337.