The Community Altar Project was inspired by an altar created by Colorado artist Emanuel Martinez. His altar, currently housed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, was used in the Mass in 1968 when Cesar Chavez broke his 25-day fast.
Riverside-based artist Cynthia Huerta created her own altar, working closely with five different community groups: the congregants at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in the Eastside, the participants of Tesoros de Casablanca, Moreno Valley College students, Riverside Latino Network members, and justice-involved youth on probation who are part of our Creative Horizons program.
Both Martinez and Huerta will be in attendance to talk, as well as participants. Please join us for the free event.