Free Gallery Tour and Screening of The Garden at 'The Muck' Tomorrow Night
If you weren't able to make it to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton for the opening reception of Don Normark: A Retrospective last month, another gallery tour event awaits you tomorrow night. Normark, as faithful readers will recall, is an acclaimed photographer whose work spans from snapping shots of the close knit neighborhoods of Chavez Ravine before eviction cleared the way to construct a stadium for the Doyers to the more recent South Central Farm saga.
Out of the ashes of the fires of civil unrest in 1992 arose the urban oasis on the corner of 41st and Alameda in South Central. Normark was there documenting the farm in pictures as an eviction was eventually carried out in 2006 bulldozing the lush greenery surrounded on all corners by cold, industrial concrete.
The evening will also feature Rufina Juarez, a community activist and farmer who helped organize the effort to save the South Central Farm. She will be on hand to speak about the film and her experiences as protagonist for the story it tells.
The Garden screens tomorrow at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton, 7 p.m. FREE.