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On View: A 'Round Trip' for East L.A. College alums
On View: A 'Round Trip' for East L.A. College alums

"For me, living on the border of Montebello and East L.A.," says artist Patssi Valdez, "this was the local school everybody went to. You first came here and then went on to other colleges." She is sitting on the corner of the campus she attended nearly 40 years ago, in front of the new Vincent Price Art Museum, where she's featured in "Round Trip: Eight East Los Angeles College Alumni Artists" (through Aug. 19). "I'd always wanted to be an artist." Valdez later got a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, but she vividly recalls the teachers, students and her roots in this part of the city. So does John Valadez, who has joined us. ...

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