Sobre LCAC

El Centro Latino de Arte y Cultura surgió del Movimiento de Derechos Civiles Chicanos de la década de 1970 y sirvió como un centro para los artistas chicanos de Sacramento. Fundado en 1972 como Librería La Raza, en el 2014 se convirtió en el Centro Latino de Arte y Cultura. Los programas de LCAC reflejan y sirven a los artistas y comunidades marginadas, ya sea por raza, clase, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género y/o estatus migratorio, dándole voz a los representantes de la diáspora latina. Es un centro cultural multidisciplinario que ofrece nuevos conocimientos sobre el arte latino emergente contemporáneo y, al mismo tiempo, apoya y mantiene las tradiciones culturales centenarias que hablan y reflejan la identidad e historia latina.

Nuestro trabajo habla directamente de las necesidades y la realidad socioeconómica de las comunidades marginadas, inculcando el orgullo cultural y fortaleciendo la autoimagen de nuestra comunidad al sostener el arte, la cultura y las tradiciones de las poblaciones latinas de la región.

La inclusión está incorporada en todas las partes de la programación de nuestro LCAC. El personal del Centro, la junta y los miembros de la comunidad que forman parte de nuestra familia transmiten que LCAC es inclusivo, respetuoso de las diferencias y apoya activamente a las poblaciones que históricamente se han definido como "otros".

El Centro presta especial atención a los artistas populares y tradicionales porque mantienen vivas nuestras tradiciones culturales y porque son predominantemente inmigrantes recién llegados. Buscamos y alentamos a los artistas visuales y escénicos emergentes a crecer y arriesgarse mientras exploran su potencial artístico. Nuestra junta y personal provienen de nuestra comunidad. Entre nuestros electores se encuentran nuestros vecinos, compadres y familiares.

Nuestros miembros

Carissa L. Gutiérrez (Board Chair)

Carissa serves as a Communications Manager at California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Carissa is a communicator focused on strategic messaging and operations optimization and is all about getting the right message across and breaking down silos. She is dedicated to managing interdisciplinary cultural projects with an emphasis in gender and community issues.

Aida Perez

Board Member since 2014. Aida has her MA in Marriage Family Therapy. Has been an active member of the Sacramento Latino community by working collaboratively with various organizations in the Sacramento Area. Aida currently works for nonprofit mental health organization that serves Yolo and Sacramento County.

​David Bischoff

Born in Sacramento. Graduate of Jesuit High School and California State University, Sacramento: BA in English/Classical Rhetoric and British 17th Century Literature, minor Latin/Language and Literature; MA in Art/Art History. Worked in English Department (Tutoring Center and Advanced Study Program) and Art Department (Art Gallery and Slide Library). Faculty at Jesuit High School from 1990 to 2016: Program Director and Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, teaching Art History, Art of Diverse Cultures, Art of Film, Digital Photography and Broadcast Journalism. Selected exhibitions curated (or co-curated) include “Sin Fronteras/Images of Hope: ¡Reni Templeton Presente!” for Latino Center of Art and Culture (2017); "Co-Madres Artistas" for Sacramento City College and San Jose State University (2014); "Juanishi V. Orosco: Solo Flight/Visions of Aztlan" for La Raza Galeria Posada (2009); "Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community" (based on the research of Maria Ochoa) for California State University Sacramento, University of California Davis, and San Jose State University (2004-2005); "Adelante 2000: Sweet Grass, Cedar and Sage: a truly humanistic vision in the wake of propositions 187 and 209" for California State University Sacramento (2000); "Louie ‘The Foot’ Gonzalez: Within Reach" for California State University Sacramento (1997); "Peter VandenBerge" for California State University Sacramento (1996); "Esteban Villa: Pero Sera Así" for California State University Sacramento (1994); "Robert Else: Retrospective 1990" for California State University Sacramento (1990); "Manuel Neri" for California State University Sacramento (1984); "RCAF Mural Show" for California State University Sacramento (1984).

Jesús Mata

Jesús is the proud son of immigrants, a lover of music and a non-profit professional with experience in fundraising, communications and grassroots advocacy. He currently serves as Development Associate at Opening Doors Inc, a non-profit enriching communities by supporting immigrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking on their path to stability, self-sufficiency, and belonging. He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of San Francisco in 2016 with double majors in Politics and Latin American Studies. He is an alumni of Cristo Rey High School and volunteers as a mentor with the Exodus Project, which offers spiritually-based mentoring and other resources for men and women of all faiths coming out of incarceration and returning to the Sacramento Area.

Marina Servantez

Marina currently serves as the Director of Education at the CA Park & Recreation Society. In this capacity, she plans education and organizes resources for CA's parks and recreation agencies. She received her BA in Political Science, with minor concentrations in Sustainability and Ethics, Justice & Policy. Marina has spent her entire professional career working for associations serving local governments, and is a strong proponent of the value of local community services and organizations.

Julia Beckner

Julia Beckner brings more than 12 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and communications to her role as Community Engagement Manager with Opening Doors, Inc. Before joining Opening Doors, Julia worked to end homelessness, raise awareness for child abuse prevention, and to preserve and promote our Downtown Sacramento's cultural history. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Julia co-owned and operated a fair trade retail store focused on marketing the traditional craft work of Central and South America. Julia holds a BA in Art History from California State University, Sacramento.

Justin Mata

Justin Mata serves as the Director of Operations and New Business Initiatives for the Minnesota Street Project, an arts organization based in San Francisco. He has volunteered for arts non-profits such as Free Arts NYC, 4Culture (Seattle), Seattle Art Museum and Minnesota Street Project Foundation (San Francisco). As an artist his paintings, installations and videos have been exhibited and screened in galleries and film festivals internationally.

​David Bischoff

Born in Sacramento. Graduate of Jesuit High School and California State University, Sacramento: BA in English/Classical Rhetoric and British 17th Century Literature, minor Latin/Language and Literature; MA in Art/Art History. Worked in English Department (Tutoring Center and Advanced Study Program) and Art Department (Art Gallery and Slide Library). Faculty at Jesuit High School from 1990 to 2016: Program Director and Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, teaching Art History, Art of Diverse Cultures, Art of Film, Digital Photography and Broadcast Journalism. Selected exhibitions curated (or co-curated) include “Sin Fronteras/Images of Hope: ¡Reni Templeton Presente!” for Latino Center of Art and Culture (2017); "Co-Madres Artistas" for Sacramento City College and San Jose State University (2014); "Juanishi V. Orosco: Solo Flight/Visions of Aztlan" for La Raza Galeria Posada (2009); "Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community" (based on the research of Maria Ochoa) for California State University Sacramento, University of California Davis, and San Jose State University (2004-2005); "Adelante 2000: Sweet Grass, Cedar and Sage: a truly humanistic vision in the wake of propositions 187 and 209" for California State University Sacramento (2000); "Louie ‘The Foot’ Gonzalez: Within Reach" for California State University Sacramento (1997); "Peter VandenBerge" for California State University Sacramento (1996); "Esteban Villa: Pero Sera Así" for California State University Sacramento (1994); "Robert Else: Retrospective 1990" for California State University Sacramento (1990); "Manuel Neri" for California State University Sacramento (1984); "RCAF Mural Show" for California State University Sacramento (1984).

Aida Perez

Board Member since 2014. Aida has her MA in Marriage Family Therapy. Has been an active member of the Sacramento Latino community by working collaboratively with various organizations in the Sacramento Area. Aida currently works for nonprofit mental health organization that serves Yolo and Sacramento County.

Carissa L. Gutiérrez (Board Chair)

Carissa serves as a Communications Manager at California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Carissa is a communicator focused on strategic messaging and operations optimization and is all about getting the right message across and breaking down silos. She is dedicated to managing interdisciplinary cultural projects with an emphasis in gender and community issues.

Jesús Mata

Jesús is the proud son of immigrants, a lover of music and a non-profit professional with experience in fundraising, communications and grassroots advocacy. He currently serves as Development Associate at Opening Doors Inc, a non-profit enriching communities by supporting immigrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking on their path to stability, self-sufficiency, and belonging. He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of San Francisco in 2016 with double majors in Politics and Latin American Studies. He is an alumni of Cristo Rey High School and volunteers as a mentor with the Exodus Project, which offers spiritually-based mentoring and other resources for men and women of all faiths coming out of incarceration and returning to the Sacramento Area.

Justin Mata

Justin Mata serves as the Director of Operations and New Business Initiatives for the Minnesota Street Project, an arts organization based in San Francisco. He has volunteered for arts non-profits such as Free Arts NYC, 4Culture (Seattle), Seattle Art Museum and Minnesota Street Project Foundation (San Francisco). As an artist his paintings, installations and videos have been exhibited and screened in galleries and film festivals internationally.

Julia Beckner

Julia Beckner brings more than 12 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and communications to her role as Community Engagement Manager with Opening Doors, Inc. Before joining Opening Doors, Julia worked to end homelessness, raise awareness for child abuse prevention, and to preserve and promote our Downtown Sacramento's cultural history. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Julia co-owned and operated a fair trade retail store focused on marketing the traditional craft work of Central and South America. Julia holds a BA in Art History from California State University, Sacramento.

Marina Servantez

Marina currently serves as the Director of Education at the CA Park & Recreation Society. In this capacity, she plans education and organizes resources for CA's parks and recreation agencies. She received her BA in Political Science, with minor concentrations in Sustainability and Ethics, Justice & Policy. Marina has spent her entire professional career working for associations serving local governments, and is a strong proponent of the value of local community services and organizations.

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