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Cartwheel Art Tours x Obscura Society LA in Lincoln Heights: “LA Bulla” Preview and the history of Plaza de la Raza and the nighborhood

April 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Join Cartwheel Art Tours x Obsucra Society LA of Atlas Obsucra in Lincoln Heights at Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for a preview of “La Bulla” art show and the Lucha Libre event.


ACT NOW! The first 10 preview tickets include free admission to La Bulla.

DISCOVER: “La Bulla” a multicultural, art, music and live Lucha Libre event produced by Antoinio Pelayo founder of Exodus events and animator at Walt Disney Studios. We’ll meet Antonio and ear his stories about creating La Bulla and perspectives on the shifting culture of Mexican wrestling.

EXPLORE: the art in the “La Bulla” art show, curated by Man One. We’ll meet Man One, who will preview he exhibition he curated for La Bulla featuring over eighty artists that explores the cultural influence of lucha libre as luchador fame spreads around the globe (curator statement below).

EXPERIENCE: We will also learn about the history of Plaza de la Raza  cultural center, and the neighborhood.

Notes for the tour:

  • Parking is available at the Cultural Center
  • Photography is encouraged! Please tag #CartwheelArtTours #AtlasObscura and #LaBulla
  • La Bulla will open at 7:00 PM on April 30th with music and live Lucha Libre (tickets sold separately).
  • Advance Tickets only. All sales final.

See more here from Cartwheel Art Magazine

Man One’s Curator Statement:

My intention in curating this exhibition of “La Bulla” is to address the crossover effect that Lucha has had on visual artists of all races and disciplines. Lucha Libre is essentially an operatic display of sport and culture and has attracted artists to it from all walks of life. It is important to show the cross section of influenced artists. Invited are some of LA’s best tattoo artists like Tattoo Ruben, Chuey Quintanar, and Freddy Negrete among others. Key Latino and Chicano artists I invited include the highly collected Yolanda Gonzalez, Pola Lopez, and Luis Ituarte. I also wanted to open up the exhibition by showing the influence of Mexican wrestling on contemporary toy designers such as Jesse Hernandez and Marka27 as well as artist-designers like Bob Motown, Lichiban, Ritzy P, and Louie Galvez. Some of the notable non-Latino and highly respected artists influenced by Lucha Libre include Gregg Stone, Michael Massenburg, and Italian born Gusmano Cesaretti. Not to be left out is the work of graffiti artists Vyal One, CaleK2S, Fishe Kog and Tetris Wai (among others). I also thought it was essential to show the work of Hollywood animators/writers like Andy Bialk, Jorge R Gutierrez, and Lalo Alcaraz.