Anna Siqueiros purposely picked this day, which is also her birthday to celebrate and to join the community. Donating her birthday for this special event was her gift to her late uncle David Alfaro Siqueiros and to the community in the Culver City Art District. Anna believes in contributing to making a better place to bring others together for a common goal of the human spirit and setting an example for children and the future they can embrace and be proud of.
About La Voz de la Gente
The La Voz de la Gente was created to honor Muralists and Graffiti Artists,
Muralists and Graffiti Artists: Anna E. Siqueiros, Juan Carlos “Heaven” Muñoz Hernández, Fabian “Spade” Debora, Ernesto de la Loza, Raul “Chose” Gonzalez, Rudy “Cale” Mendez, Willie Herron III, Carlos Callejo, Kopye Son, Alex “Defer” Kizu, Randy “Relic” Legaspi, Luke Hayes. Laura Hayes, Vox One, Cesar “Fire” Hernandez Jimenez, Benjamin “Chubs”, Erick “Duke” Montenegro, Blosm, Joseph “Nuke” Montalvo, Hector “Roc” A. Gardea, Rigo “Judo” Hurtado, Zeus “Above” Villegas, Carlos Duran, Heriberto Luna, John Garcia, Tommy “Fausto” Canales Burns, Ricardo Estrada, Oscar Magallanes, Gonzalo, Lukas, Maya Luna Muñoz, Joaquin Gonzalez, Joaquin Gardea, Diego Alfredo Gardea, Bonita Helmer, Pola Lopez, Emily Winters, Richard Bilow
Supporters: Timothy Dresher Art Historian, Holy Barnett-Sanchez Art Historian, Isabel Rojas-Williams Art Historian, Perla Garza, Doreen Minor, Elizabeth Lugo, David Diaz, Greg Cruz, Johnny Cole, Samarah Hurtado, Phil Ortiz, Chanel Silva
La Voz de la Gente, carries on the philosophy of muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. In one day, a multicultural diverse collective of muralists and graffiti artists came together under the direction of Anna E. Siqueiros. Pronouncing a reflective action of collectiveness, unity, and community building in today’s 21st century ethics of street painting in Los Angeles. The mural “La Voz de la Gente, La Resurrecion de Cuauhtémoc en las Americas: Homenaje a David Alfaro Siqueiros” represents a fusion of the past, present, and future, as an act of praxis in the creation of spaces.
“La Voz de la Gente, La Resurrecion de Cuauhtémoc en las Americas: Homenaje a David Alfaro Siqueiros” links an umbilical chord to America Tropical a mural painted in 1932 by a collective of 25 diverse artists known as el Mural Block Painters under the direction of Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. His niece, Anna E. Siqueiros, whose grandfather, Carlos Siqueiros was brother to Teresa Siqueiros, mother to David Alfaro Siqueiros, continues her uncles’ mural painting ethics of collectiveness, unity, and community building.
The mural, “La Voz de la Gente, La Resurrecion de Cuauhtémoc en las Americas: Homenaje a David Alfaro Siqueiros” cultivated a family community environment in public space; embracing the legacy of David Alfaro Siqueiros, past, present, and future.
This year, the Community Clean Up in the Culver City Arts District brings the community together at the height of local enthusiasm to revitalize a local urban area and beautify an area that has been long overdue of a visual makeover.
About Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts
In memory of and dedication to International Muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, the non-profit organization, The Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts was created to empower creative artists and give opportunity to underprivileged children by providing an avenue to explore and express the arts through community and unity of the Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts. SFOTA advocates for the implementation, acknowledgement, and recognition of artist’s rights in all fields of visual, creative, fine arts, & music, through Education, Public Policy, and Community Participation spearheaded by Anna E. Siqueiros, President and Founder, niece of David Alfaro Siqueiros.