Museum Exhibition In Arizona by Cody Lee Edison


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     "Vaquero & Charro: An Enduring Legacy," is now open at the Tucson Desert Art Museum in Arizona. Photographs from my series, CA126, are displayed with support from a grant from the Arizona Humanities. The museum curated a selection of local 19th century artifacts to accompany my work from the Arizona Historical Society. The photographs below are from the opening on Friday, December 15. Mariachi Alegres De Tucson, who take pride in teaching the Mariachi bands in Tucson over the last 30 years, played for the event. Traditions of Mexico and America combined for a special evening in Tucson. 

     Six panels are mounted in the exhibition to share the origins & history of Mexican ranchero culture. The information ranges from the Aztecs first encounters with the Spanish Conquistadors, to Mission Indians becoming skilled at all aspects of ranch work, to class and racial Caballero divisions, to the typical Vaquero vernacular that passed on to the cowboy. 

L.A. Louver Screening & Performance by Cody Lee Edison

Photographs by Al Nomura

Agriculture Museum Exhibition Invitation by Cody Lee Edison

     Before my opening at the Agriculture Museum I distributed these invitations to my favorite local businesses in Santa Paula and Fillmore. The images below are of the storefront window of El Vaquero Güero Western Wear, and of the check out counter of the Garden Market.

The Women's March On Los Angeles by Cody Lee Edison

     On January 21, 2017 I joined 750,000 people on the streets of Los Angeles to defend our vision of America. The Women's March was a peaceful worldwide protest for equality that took place only a day after the inauguration of the 45th president of the U.S. The protest, an act of solidarity against 45 and his nefarious agendas, is now the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. History; worldwide participation is estimated around 5 million people, and there were 673 marches on all seven continents. Here are some of my photographs from the march in Los Angeles.