The exhibit, curated by Ennis Carter and produced by John Caulkins featured 20 original WPA posters, signs, photos and films made during the 1930s & 40s – most of which are from the Henry Vizcarra collection.
Opening night at the gallery on Chung Kind Road in LA featured a talk with the collectors and the "New Deal Film Festival" - a collection of propaganda and documentary footage from the era that provided context for the WPA programs for which the posters were created.
Hands-on screenprinting workshops on the weekends gave visitors of all ages the chance to get a personal experience with the medium of most of the posters in the show - and some posters of their own to take home!
A very special thank you goes out to John Caulkins, who envisioned and supported the first exhibit for Posters for the People on the west coast. Thank you also to Mark and Anita Mothersbaugh for giving the exhibit a home in their MutMuz Gallery - and Jennifer Shipman the director of the Mothersbaugh art studio and the gallery for all of the support before, during and after!
And thank you to all the hard work of the exhibit & workshops team! John Caulkins, Henry & Freda Vizcarra, Vanessa Rud, Nadia Estrada, Sebastian Estrada & Emily Riley, Rafael Ramirez, Clementine Bordeaux and Kathleen Krushas.
Read more in the press release here and check out photos and links below.