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Making Art Together (lecture)

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2006, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

How do two artists maintain a successful, long-standing collaboration? How do they blend their personal artistic visions to make something greater than each could have achieved alone?

Wayne Healy and David Botello, muralists and founding members of the East Los Streetscapers, will shed light on these questions as they discuss their productive working relationship, which has lasted for over three decades. The lecture complements the exhibition Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship, which examines the artistic partnership between 17th-century painters Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder, who worked together on more than 20 paintings.

About the East Los Streetscapers
East Los Streetscapers was founded in 1975 by two long-time members of the East Los Angeles mural movement, Wayne Alaniz Healy and David Rivas Botello. They collaborate with other Chicano artists to create dramatic, colorful, site-specific, and multi-cultural artworks in two and three dimensions. The Streetscapers work primarily in East Los Angeles, but have also created murals in Texas, Missouri, and Washington.

Botello and Healy created their first collaborative mural—about dinosaurs—in the third grade. They met again as adults, discovered that they were both still doing murals, and decided to renew their collaboration.

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