Opening night

Voices Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam opened to a packed house on Saturday, March 11. Over the course of the evening we welcomed nearly 200 guests to The dA Center for the Arts, mostly veterans and their families.

Guests visit The dA Center for the Arts for the opening night of Voices Veteranos, March 11, 2017. 

Freddie Rodriguez, Assemblyman representing California’s 52nd District,  and Tim Sandoval, the Mayor of the City of Pomona, were both on hand.  They presented certificates of recognition to the curator of the exhibit, Tomás Summers Sandoval, as well as the entire community advisory board who made the exhibit possible.

Mayor Tim Sandoval (far right) recognizes (from left to right) Pete Garcia, Jess Gomez, Alice Gomez, Joe Martinez, Leonard Sanchez, Tom Sandoval, Tomás Summers Sandoval, and Richard Haro.

Visitors also got a chance to see artist Richard Haro continue work on a new mural as part of the month-long exhibit.  Haro, a well-known muralist in the Chicano arts movement, will be finish the painting during the run of the show.

Voices Veteranos closes on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Drop by The dA Center for the Arts (252 S. Main Street, Pomona, CA 91766) Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 4:00PM. The dA is also open late on Thursdays, until 8:00PM.  Call 909-397-9716 for more information or to inquire about special hours.

Voices Veteranos is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a partnership between Pomona College and The dA Center for the Arts.


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