Naturaleza Gallery Open now through April 12


LAMusArt Gallery Artists


Sunday – March 31, Fifteen young artists proudly display their paintings at USC Caruso Catholic Center’s newest gallery exhibition “Naturaleza” showing now through April 12. Naturaleza explores images and moments experienced in nature encompassing everything from the kind of eyes of a pug to the historic site of Guachimontes.

This is LAMusArt’s second gallery exhibition at the Caruso Center. The campus ministry works with local organizations such as LAMusArt to bridge the community with their campus. With this partnership, students have the unique experience of seeing their hard work on display to the public. Each day USC students, Our Our Savior parishioners, and guests to the campus visit this space for meetings, get-togethers and tours. USC Graduate Curatorial Intern, Carlo Tuason, who installed the work of LAMusArt artists said, “the work on exhibition collectively sends a positive and uplifting message about nature and its intrinsic beauty.” As a first year Curatorial Intern, he truly felt the sense of community and familial support for each of the artists at the gallery’s’s opening event.

Los Angeles Music and Art School teaches the visual arts to children as young as age 5 covering media including drawing, painting, and sculpture. Naturaleza featured some of our most avid artists: Hector Velez-Castillo, Samantha Olmedo, Kamilah Banuelos, Abel Stephenson, Betsaida Ortega, Julianna Flores, Diego Arias, Erick Casas, Mariah Conde, Iskandar Arias, Avasophia Ceja, Azucena Ortega, Ximena Morales, and Alejandra Ortega.

For 74 years, LAMusArt has served East Los Angeles youth, working to close the gap of underrepresentation. We believe in providing children “Creative Paths to a Creative Future”. Our students experience success when their work is shown in these public spaces and they gain the skills to communicate their artistic process and goals.

Naturaleza will travel to the Santa Fe Springs Art Fest in May. To visit the USC Caruso Catholic Center, park at USC Village Center and walk across Hoover St. past Our Savior Parish.

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