Sobre LCAC

El Centro Latino de Arte y Cultura surgió del Movimiento de Derechos Civiles Chicanos de la década de 1970 y sirvió como un centro para los artistas chicanos de Sacramento. Fundado en 1972 como Librería La Raza, en el 2014 se convirtió en el Centro Latino de Arte y Cultura. Los programas de LCAC reflejan y sirven a los artistas y comunidades marginadas, ya sea por raza, clase, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género y/o estatus migratorio, dándole voz a los representantes de la diáspora latina. Es un centro cultural multidisciplinario que ofrece nuevos conocimientos sobre el arte latino emergente contemporáneo y, al mismo tiempo, apoya y mantiene las tradiciones culturales centenarias que hablan y reflejan la identidad e historia latina.

Nuestro trabajo habla directamente de las necesidades y la realidad socioeconómica de las comunidades marginadas, inculcando el orgullo cultural y fortaleciendo la autoimagen de nuestra comunidad al sostener el arte, la cultura y las tradiciones de las poblaciones latinas de la región.

La inclusión está incorporada en todas las partes de la programación de nuestro LCAC. El personal del Centro, la junta y los miembros de la comunidad que forman parte de nuestra familia transmiten que LCAC es inclusivo, respetuoso de las diferencias y apoya activamente a las poblaciones que históricamente se han definido como "otros".

El Centro presta especial atención a los artistas populares y tradicionales porque mantienen vivas nuestras tradiciones culturales y porque son predominantemente inmigrantes recién llegados. Buscamos y alentamos a los artistas visuales y escénicos emergentes a crecer y arriesgarse mientras exploran su potencial artístico. Nuestra junta y personal provienen de nuestra comunidad. Entre nuestros electores se encuentran nuestros vecinos, compadres y familiares.

Nuestros miembros

Aida Perez

Board Member since 2014. Aida has her MA in Marriage Family Therapy. Has been an active member of the Sacramento Latino community by working collaboratively with various organizations in the Sacramento Area. Aida currently works for nonprofit mental health organization that serves Yolo and Sacramento County.

Gabriel Vivas

Originally from Tijuana, Baja California, Gabriel Vivas is an attorney with 40 years of experience in civil litigation and criminal law. He is head of The Vivas Law Group, a firm with the goal of helping families navigate through difficult times. Gabriel Studied at UCLA School of Law.

Teresa Lerma-Garcia

Teresa Lerma-Garcia has over 13 years of experience at Sacramento State. Before joining Public Affairs and Advocacy in 2018, she worked in Student Affairs, Financial Aid, and Student Services at Sacramento State. During Teresa’s tenure at Sacramento State, she played a key role in coordinating campus activities such as February’s Financial Aid Awareness month. Teresa is a proud alum of Sacramento State. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in education leadership and public policy. Teresa’s continued dedication and commitment to students and public service adds value to the mission of Public Affairs & Advocacy.

Carissa L. Gutiérrez

Carissa serves as a Communications Manager at California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Carissa is a communicator focused on strategic messaging and operations optimization and is all about getting the right message across and breaking down silos. She is dedicated to managing interdisciplinary cultural projects with an emphasis in gender and community issues.

​David Bischoff

Born in Sacramento. Graduate of Jesuit High School and California State University, Sacramento: BA in English/Classical Rhetoric and British 17th Century Literature, minor Latin/Language and Literature; MA in Art/Art History. Worked in English Department (Tutoring Center and Advanced Study Program) and Art Department (Art Gallery and Slide Library). Faculty at Jesuit High School from 1990 to 2016: Program Director and Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, teaching Art History, Art of Diverse Cultures, Art of Film, Digital Photography and Broadcast Journalism. Selected exhibitions curated (or co-curated) include “Sin Fronteras/Images of Hope: ¡Reni Templeton Presente!” for Latino Center of Art and Culture (2017); "Co-Madres Artistas" for Sacramento City College and San Jose State University (2014); "Juanishi V. Orosco: Solo Flight/Visions of Aztlan" for La Raza Galeria Posada (2009); "Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community" (based on the research of Maria Ochoa) for California State University Sacramento, University of California Davis, and San Jose State University (2004-2005); "Adelante 2000: Sweet Grass, Cedar and Sage: a truly humanistic vision in the wake of propositions 187 and 209" for California State University Sacramento (2000); "Louie ‘The Foot’ Gonzalez: Within Reach" for California State University Sacramento (1997); "Peter VandenBerge" for California State University Sacramento (1996); "Esteban Villa: Pero Sera Así" for California State University Sacramento (1994); "Robert Else: Retrospective 1990" for California State University Sacramento (1990); "Manuel Neri" for California State University Sacramento (1984); "RCAF Mural Show" for California State University Sacramento (1984).

Bree Garcia

Bree Garcia is an educator and creative. She is a graduate from the University California, Davis with a BA in Art History and a MA in Education. She has spent many years being of service to local non-profit arts organizations such as the Sacramento Art History Consortium, Sacramento Help Portrait, the California Museum, and Crocker Art Museum. She has an extensive background in art education and served many years as an art docent in public schools. In addition to working with the Latino Center, she has collaborated on various creative projects and worked with many local galleries within Sacramento. Though her primary practice is in education, the arts is where her heart is and where she finds herself continuing to be of service.

Carlos Montes-Ponce

Carlos Montes-Ponce is a community organizer and outreach program manager with 9 years of experience working in California state governmental agencies (e.g. the Secretary of State, CalPERS) and with non-profit organizations that give voice to communities and traditionally disenfranchised minority groups. Mr. Montes-Ponce is a collaborative, communicative, organized, and energetic civic leader with who is always looking for opportunities to make society more equitable, just, and engaged.

Terry Palacios

Terry Palacios

​David Bischoff

Born in Sacramento. Graduate of Jesuit High School and California State University, Sacramento: BA in English/Classical Rhetoric and British 17th Century Literature, minor Latin/Language and Literature; MA in Art/Art History. Worked in English Department (Tutoring Center and Advanced Study Program) and Art Department (Art Gallery and Slide Library). Faculty at Jesuit High School from 1990 to 2016: Program Director and Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, teaching Art History, Art of Diverse Cultures, Art of Film, Digital Photography and Broadcast Journalism. Selected exhibitions curated (or co-curated) include “Sin Fronteras/Images of Hope: ¡Reni Templeton Presente!” for Latino Center of Art and Culture (2017); "Co-Madres Artistas" for Sacramento City College and San Jose State University (2014); "Juanishi V. Orosco: Solo Flight/Visions of Aztlan" for La Raza Galeria Posada (2009); "Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community" (based on the research of Maria Ochoa) for California State University Sacramento, University of California Davis, and San Jose State University (2004-2005); "Adelante 2000: Sweet Grass, Cedar and Sage: a truly humanistic vision in the wake of propositions 187 and 209" for California State University Sacramento (2000); "Louie ‘The Foot’ Gonzalez: Within Reach" for California State University Sacramento (1997); "Peter VandenBerge" for California State University Sacramento (1996); "Esteban Villa: Pero Sera Así" for California State University Sacramento (1994); "Robert Else: Retrospective 1990" for California State University Sacramento (1990); "Manuel Neri" for California State University Sacramento (1984); "RCAF Mural Show" for California State University Sacramento (1984).

Aida Perez

Board Member since 2014. Aida has her MA in Marriage Family Therapy. Has been an active member of the Sacramento Latino community by working collaboratively with various organizations in the Sacramento Area. Aida currently works for nonprofit mental health organization that serves Yolo and Sacramento County.

Carlos Montes-Ponce

Carlos Montes-Ponce is a community organizer and outreach program manager with 9 years of experience working in California state governmental agencies (e.g. the Secretary of State, CalPERS) and with non-profit organizations that give voice to communities and traditionally disenfranchised minority groups. Mr. Montes-Ponce is a collaborative, communicative, organized, and energetic civic leader with who is always looking for opportunities to make society more equitable, just, and engaged.

Bree Garcia

Bree Garcia is an educator and creative. She is a graduate from the University California, Davis with a BA in Art History and a MA in Education. She has spent many years being of service to local non-profit arts organizations such as the Sacramento Art History Consortium, Sacramento Help Portrait, the California Museum, and Crocker Art Museum. She has an extensive background in art education and served many years as an art docent in public schools. In addition to working with the Latino Center, she has collaborated on various creative projects and worked with many local galleries within Sacramento. Though her primary practice is in education, the arts is where her heart is and where she finds herself continuing to be of service.

Carissa L. Gutiérrez

Carissa serves as a Communications Manager at California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Carissa is a communicator focused on strategic messaging and operations optimization and is all about getting the right message across and breaking down silos. She is dedicated to managing interdisciplinary cultural projects with an emphasis in gender and community issues.

Gabriel Vivas

Originally from Tijuana, Baja California, Gabriel Vivas is an attorney with 40 years of experience in civil litigation and criminal law. He is head of The Vivas Law Group, a firm with the goal of helping families navigate through difficult times. Gabriel Studied at UCLA School of Law.

Teresa Lerma-Garcia

Teresa Lerma-Garcia has over 13 years of experience at Sacramento State. Before joining Public Affairs and Advocacy in 2018, she worked in Student Affairs, Financial Aid, and Student Services at Sacramento State. During Teresa’s tenure at Sacramento State, she played a key role in coordinating campus activities such as February’s Financial Aid Awareness month. Teresa is a proud alum of Sacramento State. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in education leadership and public policy. Teresa’s continued dedication and commitment to students and public service adds value to the mission of Public Affairs & Advocacy.

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