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SoCal | Artist-Led Walking Tour of Sonia Romero’s ‘Hecho A Mano’
July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Current and prospective members are welcome to join ArtTable’s SoCal Chapter leaders for an in-person, artist-led walking tour of Sonia Romero’s Hecho A Mano. On view at the Mariachi Plaza Metro Station in Boyle Heights, the mural was just recently completed this past year.
The mural Hecho A Mano was commissioned by Metro Art, and it highlights the historic and contemporary stories of Latinx, Jewish, and Japanese makers and workers from Boyle Heights, featuring an eclectic mix of objects that intertwine the artist’s personal connection to Boyle Heights with those of individuals from the neighborhood. In reference to the work, Romero states that, “There is a certain homemade and handmade quality that has been created by generations of people raising families and creating livelihoods in the neighborhood. I wanted to capture and honor this quality through the metaphor of the hand, by painting this mural by hand.”
Later this summer, join us for an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion focused on the public art scene in Los Angeles. More details to be announced soon!
- Current ArtTable Members – $10
- Members may bring a guest for an additional $5
- Prospective ArtTable Members – $15
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- Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.
- While masks are no longer required outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals, we highly recommend wearing a mask or face covering when in close proximity to persons not from your household. For any indoor portion of this program, face masks are required per federal law.
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About Sonia Romero
Sonia Romero is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her paper-cut and printmaking aesthetics, which she incorporates into both her fine art and public art commissions. Born in 1980, she grew up in an artistic household in Echo Park before formally studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. After returning to California, she began working as a public artist. Romero was the artist in residence at Avenue 50 Studio in Northeast Los Angeles from 2007-2014.
Calling upon her own experiences and perspectives as a multiracial person, Romero creates work that reflects the cultural diversity found in Los Angeles communities. She explores themes relating to the universal connectedness within humanity as well as its relationship to the environment. Her signature style is a dynamic combination of printmaking, paper-cutting, painting, and sculpture. Her oeuvre includes fine art pieces that have been showcased in many galleries and acquired for the collections of prominent institutions, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Romero’s distinctive paper-cut shapes and patterns can be found in steel, tile, or paint in one of her many large-scale permanent installations in notable locations such as Little Tokyo, the Mariachi Plaza and MacArthur Park Metro Stations and the Artesia County Public Library. Click here to see more of Sonia’s work on her website.
Thank you to Shana Nys Dambrot, ArtTable SoCal Chapter Leader, for organizing this program.
- Sonia Romero, Hecho A Mano, 2020
- Sonia Romero, courtesy of the artist