School of Arts Professor to Speak at CCAE
Press Release | By Eric Breier
David Avalos, a professor in California State University San Marcos’ School of Arts, will speak about his Milagro hubcap art series and the artwork featured in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s exhibit “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art and Reuse Recreate Reimagine.” The presentation is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the CCAE.
Milagros are traditional religious objects, often representing afflicted body parts, that focus prayers appealing to Catholic saints for healing interventions.
Avalos has received Visual Artists fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. His work, writings and interviews are archived at UC Santa Cruz’s Califas Archival Collection, Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, UC Santa Barbara’s California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, and Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art (ICAA Documents Project).
His individual and collaborative works are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian America Art Museum, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Museum of Modern Art, LACMA, and the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA.
Avalos’ lecture is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the museum will stay open until 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available through the California Center for the Arts, Escondido website, at the center’s box office or by calling 800-988-4253. The ticket office is open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
What: David Avalos, a professor in California State University San Marcos’ School of Arts, will speak about his Milagro hubcap art series
When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11
Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Cost: $10 general admission; $5 CCAE members
Tickets/information: Visit the California Center for the Arts, Escondido website or call 800-988-4253
About California State University San Marcos
Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.
The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.