The Art Show Prior to the Unveiling of the Cesar E. Chavez Statue

The week prior to the unveiling there were all kinds of activities meant to engage the community.  A play was performed, poetry was read and dances were performed. but most visual was the art show on the downtown mall. It was a week that not many Riversiders will soon forget because it culminated a collective effort to bring a statue of Cesar Chavez to downtown Riverside.

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This shows the sculptor with the clay model before it is cast.

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This shows the sculptor with a clay model. One of the figures that is alongside the statue.

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Dolores Huerta Cesar’s right hand person and herself an American Icon!

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Although this shows his hand raised, Cesar Chavez was a peaceful and humble man who did not tolerate violence in the movement he led.

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Thi picture gives a brief history of some of the highlight of this great American hero.

This picture gives a brief history of some of the highlights of this great American hero.

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The outside of the gallery where the art show took place on the mall.

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This shows the memorial area all covered up before the unveiling.

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This was part of the art show and it gives a history of Cesar Chavez..truly an American hero

This was part of the art show and it gives a history of Cesar Chavez..truly an American hero

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