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Michael Ray “De Los Angeles” Menjivar, is an Angelino, born and raised, a poet, bicyclist and nationally recognized artist. During the 1990s he painted throughout Northeast Los Angeles alongside muralist Peter Quezada; his interest in theatre was enriched by the theatre troupe Tres Culturas, which performed throughout the San Fernando area. His work can be found in Chicano Art: The neighborhood Art of Peter Quezada; Rushing Waters Rising Dreams: How The Arts Are Transforming A Community (published by Tia Chucha’s Press); the Toyon Literary Journal; LA-Artist.com; LoraxCommunity.org; and Humboldt State University, Women’s Resource Center’s: The Matrix. Currently he is behind the camera, documenting the growth and changes to the ecological landscape within the Los Angeles area. Along this journey he earned a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Humboldt State University; The President’s Volunteer Service Award; and at the 2013 Sylmar Olive Festival was dubbed “most original chalk artist” for his piece, “OMGMO.”

Ignus Aurum Probat Miseria Fortes Viros”
“fire tests gold; misfortune, the strength of man.”

Michael Ray De Los Angeles Menjivar
Contributing Editor, Lorax Community
Resident Poet on Divine Love Talk
(Hosted by Dr. Parthenia Grant on CRN Digital Talk Radio)
323.592.7649
http://www.MichaelRayDeLosAngeles.org

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