Chapman University is excited to invite students, staff, faculty, and members of the Orange community to join as we celebrate the completion of the newest mural on campus, “Visions of Chapman: Education, Diversity and Community” by Emigdio “Higgy” Vasquez, Jr. on Wednesday, September 12. The mural itself was funded by the generosity and support of the Ellingson Family.
The unveiling will start at 5pm at Moulton Hall with live music and refreshments on the Lindquist Arts Esplanade. The event will also include viewings of documentary films about this mural in addition to a video about Emigdio Vasquez’ historic Cypress Street mural of 1979.
Emigdio “Higgy” Vasquez, Jr. follows the footsteps of his father, known as the “godfather of Chicano art,” and was commissioned by the city of Anaheim to restore his father’s murals that were originally painted over 20 years ago to honor the city’s citrus packing history. Chapman University is excited to unveil the new mural by Vasquez to commemorate the communities of Orange and Chapman.
Research assistance and guidance was kindly provided by the Orange Barrio Historical Society and the Orange Public Library.
This event is open to the general public and is free to attend. We hope to see you there!