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Call Out to High School Students: We Want to Hear from You!

As an educator at WCMA, I can’t wait to talk with students about our new exhibition, Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972­­–1987. Asco began as a tight-knit core group of four artists who all attended the same high school in East Los Angeles. They began working collaboratively in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create artwork to protest how they, as Chicanos, felt invisible, without representation and voice. Their performances, conceptual artworks, public art, and multimedia projects addressed sociopolitical issues of importance to them, with the goal of prompting greater awareness and action.

So, in the spirit of Asco: high school students—we would love to hear from you! Consider this blog a forum where you can voice your ideas and concerns about social and cultural matters that are important to you.

To share your thoughts, fill out the “Leave a Reply” form below. Place your thoughts in the “comment” box. We look forward to hearing from you!

One Response to Asco Student Blog

  1. Jassper says:

    As an ex highschool art student and a studio art major in college, I would have to say that the one thing I felt was the most important in my art education was a healthy balance of traditional skills and new technology. I feel that it’s important to have a bit of both, as without courses in web design, graphic design, 3d, etc…an art career can be a difficult thing to get off the ground.

    Loving the site and all of the resources you offer. Keep it up!