20 Aug Celebrating “Diversity Through Art”
This weekend, we celebrated the launch of our first-ever embRACE L.A. art exhibition “Diversity Through Art”. The gallery showcases local featured and youth artists and their interpretations of diversity in Los Angeles. It is up to our city to show the rest of America that we cannot fear diversity. We must make art about it, we must talk about it and most importantly, we must embrace it.
I spent the evening walking the gallery and talking with the artists to better understand what had inspired their work. Every artist offered powerful perspectives on the future of Los Angeles, and in each room I felt transported into their worlds and experiences. Throughout human history, art has been a vehicle of expression on some of the most important issues of the time. “Diversity Through Art” continues this legacy and shows that in Los Angeles, we aren’t afraid to have uncomfortable conversations on race, ethnicity and diversity.
“Diversity Through Art” was made possible by a partnership between our office, the Korean American Coalition, Latino Coalition of Los Angeles, EK Gallery and William Grant Still Arts Center. You can see it on the 2nd floor of EK Gallery, located at 1125 Crenshaw Ave. The exhibition will run through the end of this week.