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Armed with a desire to insert the voices of Mexican migrant families into the official narrative, we set out to construct an archive for and with the communities of South El Monte and El Monte.
Artist Eloy Torrez invites viewers at the El Monte Bus Station to venture out of their ordinary daily life into unexpected territories as he also pushed himself to explore new aspects of his arts practice and identity.
Sometimes it's the energetic feel of a place that characterizes it, rather than its physical landmarks. Artist Martin Durazo captures El Monte's vibrancy in his abstract public mural paintings.