APRIL 19TH, 2017
Venerated Chicano Artist Frank Romero will be participating with us on our Vision Zero Project.
Thank you Frank for understanding the importance of community and for working with us to design
our Trees of Life Prayer Cards in the shape of your iconic cars.
On Day 3, a mobile Luminaria Workshop will take place along the corridor
throughout the day featuring Margaret Sosa’s papel picado workshops.
Margaret Sosa has been working as a paper cutter in the Mexican style known as papel
picado for over 30 years. She learned the art form from master paper cutter, Olga Ponce
Furginson, serving as her apprentice for many years. To further her skills, she traveled
with Olga to Mexico to meet Mexican papel picado artists. Margaret has received
countless commissions for her work and several master artist grants to teach papel
picado. Working with community centers such as Self Help Graphics, Ave 50 Studio and
Plaza De La Raza, she has taught children and adults of all ages. Margaret’s work has
been exhibited galleries and museums throughout the Los Angeles area and as far away
as Glasgow Scotland. Margaret is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles,
where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art. Margaret lives in Los
Angeles with her husband, she has five children and ten grandchildren.
As part of the Vision Zero Los Angeles Initiative,
a commitment by Mayor Eric Garcetti to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025,
this community education project is produced
and Community Arts Resources and made possible with support from