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Guest Speaker Series: Ignacio Gomez

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Ignacio Gomez


Los Angeles born and raised Ignacio Gomez is locally and globally known for his fine art, illustration and sculpture in support of the Latino community. His contributions to public art can be seen at the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial in the City of San Fernando. He is also well known for the painting of Edward James Olmos in “Zoot Suit” a play by Luis Valdez, the first Latino play on Broadway.

His works have been shown in New York, Europe, Japan and Mexico and many of his original paintings have become part of permanent corporate art collections.

Join Ignacio Gomez as he presents his methods, passions, and artwork collection at the ARTree Speakers Series.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, March 23


24266 Main St. Newhall

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The Newhall Elementary Mural Project


The ARTree believes the arts can make a community stronger. That’s why we’ve partnered with Newhall Elementary, to design and facilitate construction on a mosaic mural. Grant funded by the City of Santa Clarita, the mural will depict important events in local history. The school’s 3rd graders get a chance to deepen their History studies, and to work on a large-scale, permanent piece of art. No doubt, they will visit as they get older and proudly share that they helped make it!

Dianne Foderaro, Education Chair at the ARTree, visited the school in February to share histories of the places included in the project. Images of a historic wood structured Newhall Elementary, the railroad, Hart mansion, an early jail that stands near the Old Town Newhall Library, and Magic Mountain are just a few of the landmarks depicted.

Be a Part of It!

Third graders at Newhall Elementary will be working on the mural Friday, April 14th. Members of the community will be invited to complete the mural, which will hang in the space where the original front doors of the school once stood (facing Walnut St.), on Saturday, April 15th.

To volunteer, please call 661-673-7500 or email


Image map for tile mural

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Guest Speaker Series: Rick Quevedo

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Rick Quevedo

Multimedia Entrepreneur

What if puppets could talk? Well, these foam and felt creations do! As the creator of Foamee Homeez, Rick Quevedo sought a way to incorporate his love of puppetry, social media and his own children to create new multimedia content that educates and entertains, and his quirky pieces of talking foam have become an online viral sensation.

Join Rick Quevedo as he brings his creative artistry and experience to a fun, funny and enlightening ARTree Speaker Series event.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, February 23

Repertory East Playhouse

24266 Main St. Newhall

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