Help Save the Che Murals!
In 1980-1981 Victor Ochoa created a multi-panel mural at the Che Café on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The original mural flowed around the courtyard inside to the entrance of the kitchen, and has separate sections on the sprout shed, floor, and roof. The mural includes themes of cosmology, permaculture, political organizing, the press, and the history of Che Guevara.
Victor Ochoa is an internationally recognized artist know in San Diego especially for his contributions to the Centro Cultural de la Raza, and Chicano Park. The mural is one of the earliest examples of public art at UCSD.
After 40 years the murals need repair, and Victor Ochoa has graciously agreed to restore his original murals and preserve them for the future. But, we need your help to pay for materials and labor.
We are a tax deductable 501 c (3) organization.
Checks may be sent to:
Che Cafe Collective
9500 Gilman Dr. #0323
La Jolla, CA 92093-0323
More about Victor Ochoa
Victor Ochoa (born August 2, 1948) is an activist, painter, graphic designer and master muralist. He has painted over 100 murals, many of them in San Diego, California. He is considered one of the pioneers of San Diego's Chicano art movement. Ochoa was one of the original activists at Chicano Park and a co-founder of Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, both in San Diego. He helped establish the influential Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronteriza (BAW/TAF). Ochoa is also a teacher of art and Chicano heritage. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, including at the Venice Bi-Annual, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and in the groundbreaking exhibition, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA). In addition to creating his own work, he is also a master of art preservation techniques, especially relating to murals. He is considered to be a serious cultural resource in the border region. [from wikipedia]