The influence of Catholicism and the presence of the Virgin Mary on street art will be discussed in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC, “Guadalupe: Holy Art in the Streets” is a free event featuring renowned muralist Fabian Debora in conversation with USC art history Professor Lisa Pon, Ph.D. “Catholic images, especially of the
Virgin Mary play prominent roles in urban art in Orange County and across Southern California,” said IACS President Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J. “We’re excited to highlight the important connection of faith, spirituality and art with an innovative event featuring two fascinating and high-profile speakers.”
Pon is a professor of Art History at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her first book, “Raphael, Dürer and Marcantoni Raimondi: Copying and the Italian Renaissance Print” was published in 2004 by Yale University Press.
Debora is a prominent Chicano muralist, with Catholic spirituality playing an important role in his work. Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in East Los Angeles, he was influenced by the Catholic faith of his grandmother and mother, and especially their devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Debora discovered his love for art when he was six years old. But as he grew older, he struggled with significant challenges: poverty, gang life and battling drug addiction. For a time, he was incarcerated, which provided an opportunity to hone his artistic technique.
Today, Debora serves as executive director of the Homeboy Art Academy, which provides support and arts education to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated youth and adults. His award-winning art, which is found on streets across Southern California, is showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Latin America, and is featured in private collections around the globe, prominently features Catholic and spiritual themes.
“Guadalupe: Holy Art in the Streets” is hosted by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC, an independent Catholic research center located at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. IACS furthers the intellectual work of the Catholic Church, supports scholars and artists, produces books, and hosts conferences and lectures.
“Guadalupe: Holy Art in the Streets,” takes place on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m., at the Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa. Free RSVP at iacs.usc.edu/holyartOC
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May Our Lady of Guadalupe protect all families and children– especially, this Halloween! In many areas of California, school districts and various civic groups are now holding so-called “family friendly” “gay”-themed Halloween celebrations, with lots of hideous, filthy, freaky “Drag Queen Show” events! A horror for children and families! “Drag Queen” shows and similar horrific events should all be against the law– especially for children!
Mary doesn’t have to protect kids from drag holloween anything. That’s parents job should they see fit. And being furious because a group of people holds a party you don’t want your kids going to seems like a bit of an overreaction to me. Just take responsibility for your own family People have driven dozens of miles every holloween for the last 40 years to see drag queens in the Castro and it never bothered anybody until now. Ok it bothered castro residents when out of tow were brought knives and guns into their neighborhood, but nobody was upset with drag queens who are the equivalent of clowns dressing up in a make believe costume. Oh sounds like Halloween!!!
The 491 year old, authentic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is of Divine artistic origin.
The image remains at human body temperature (98.6F) and the eyes of the Virgin reflected and captured the images of those in the room at the time of the miraculous creation.
Mary isn’t divine.
The Virgin Mary is not divine as Our Lord is God Incarnate, but the picture was of divine artistic origin as Edmond Dantes writes. In other words, it was done miraculously (by the hand of God as the saying goes) and not by human hands.
According to legend, not Tradition
Private revelations are not a part of Apostolic Tradition, but they are not legend either. It is a testimony to someone’s spiritual experience. A pious legend would be like the story of St Christopher carrying the Child or St. George and the Dragon.
According to a story on NBC, aside from being a symbol of Mexican identity, she is revered as a symbol of ultimate goodness.