For aficionados of either art or autos, the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery and the Road Kings respectively catered to both the canvas and car-loving crowds by offering enjoyable events this past weekend.
The Creative Arts Center kicked off its month-long exhibition with the work of artist and illustrator Ignacio Gomez at a reception last Friday.
Highlighting some of the most important works Gomez has created over the past 50 years, the exhibit, titled "Ignacio Gomez: A Retrospective", includes the artist's paintings, illustrations, drawings, giclées, sculptures, papier-mache and mixed-media creations.
Born in East L.A. and trained at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the Art Center College of Design, Gomez's exhibit showcases works he was commissioned to do of actor Edward James Olmos as El Pachuco for the 1979 Broadway production of "Zoot Suit", and his numerous tributes to the late labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez.
The artist's work has appeared on everything from motion-picture posters and advertising campaigns, to magazine layouts and even Cesar Chavez's headstone. Gomez's exhibit will be on display through June 27 at the gallery, located at1100 W. Clark Ave. in George Izay Park.