The Arts

Teaching History to the Fil-Am Youth Through Art

By Joseph Pimentel | September 21, 2013

Something magical happened when Filipino-American muralist Eliseo Silva placed the first brush strokes on the Filipino mural in Historic Filipinotown back in 1995. “I felt a spark inside me,” Silva said to Asian Journal. “It was like something supernatural was coming over me.” From coast to coast, the history of the Philippines and Filipino-Americans is alive and well and for everyone to see. Fil-Am muralist 41-year-old Silva’s artistic ability has made this happen. Silva’s work is well-known in Los Angeles. In 1995, at the age of 22, he created the largest Filipino-American mural in the US called “Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana” (or Filipino Americans: A …

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Teaching History to the Fil-Am Youth Through Art

FAAPI members with Eliseo Art Silva (extreme right) FAAPI photos

By Joseph Pimentel




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