KaleidoLA Speaker Series: Workshop & Lecture: "Talking Walls: Collective Mural Planning"

*February 16-17: WORKSHOP & LECTURE: “TALKING WALLS: COLLECTIVE MURAL PLANNING.” Architect, Mónica "Vica" Amuchástegui Reynoso and Muralist/Activist, Kristy Sandoval will give a lecture and host a workshop that explores from concept to design the development of the mural as a medium of public communication.

 *This is both a lecture and a two day workshop which will be held on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17. 

Lecture will be on Friday, February 16 at 12:15pm in Murphy Recital Hall. 

Workshop will be on Saturday, February 17 from 10:00am-2:00pm on Burns 157 (located in the Burns Fine Arts Center).

MÓNICA "VICA" AMUCHÁSTEGUI REYNOSO, Architect.  Mónica "Vica" Amuchástegui Reynoso, also known as Vica Amuchástegui, was born in Mexico City, although she has lived all her life in the city of Puebla. She is an Architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla and has a Master in Fine Arts from UNARTE University. For 5 years she was the Co-Director of the Colectivo Tomate, a group that carried out the Ciudad Mural project in various communities, the main being Xanenetla in the Historical Center of Puebla. In 2011 she won a Scholarship from the Creative and Artistic Development Program for Puebla for the Popular Urban Culture. She has received many awards, such as the Youth Action Award from Puebla’s Youth Institute and Puebla’s Public Education Secretary, the Social Development Award at the Quorum Natural Design Awards in 2013, and the National Award for Social Development from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.  She has given workshops and talks on community projects and social change in various conferences and events, and was a speaker at the TED x IBERO PUEBLA 2015. She is currently developing a research project together with Francisco Valverde, PhD, entitled "The meaning of context in artistic and community practices as a facilitative experience of socio-spatial transformation." She has been a teacher at Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla since 2011, and since January 2016 she has been the Coordinator of the Architecture program in said university.

KRISTY SANDOVAL, Muralist. Raised in the Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California Kristy Sandoval (aka- kSan) is a first generation Chicana with roots also planted in Tijuana +Mexicali, Mexico, and San Diego, CA. While attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Kristy formally received her degree in Art. During this time Ms. Sandoval explored Northern California and found such rich inspiration there it helped to juxtapose her experiences in Southern California.  Since 2008 Kristy has painted more than 30 public art murals. Her work focuses on human rights, world affairs from an environmental stand point, and Female Empowerment. As a dedicated advocate for arts education Ms. Sandoval has run mural design workshops for all age groups and skill levels in underserved communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area and other parts of Southern California.  Ms. Sandoval has also played a vital role in the development of the critically acclaimed- Mural Mile in Pacoima, CA, a prime example of her work and her innovation of imagination employed in underserved communities. The Mural Mile has now become an art appreciation and tourist destination.  Kristy Sandoval continues to create from a unique looking glass which accurately displays her heart and soul, capturing an ever expanding fan base and appreciation- her mission- to supplement education with art awareness and appreciation with public art projects across the globe is a mission the tirelessly passionate Sandoval will happily continue. 


RSVP with Nicole Murph: nmurph@lmu.edu  


KaleidoLA: Department of Art and Art History Speakers Series provides a context to explore a ‘kaleidoscopic’ range of interdisciplinary and intersecting experiences and pathways in the art world and Los Angeles. The speaker series features presentations and workshops by a spectrum of emerging and veteran practitioners, as well as recent alumni within studio arts and art history. This year, KaleidoLA will feature artists, art historians and panel presentations.

Friday, February 16 at 12:15pm

Murphy Recital Hall
1955 Ignatian Circle, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA