The Coronado Roundtable meets this Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at the Coronado Library Winn Room at 10:00 a.m., 640 Orange Avenue, where retired library director Christian Esquevin will talk about the fascinating story of the Ramos Martinez/La Avenida murals now at the Library.

The murals were painted as frescos at the La Avenida Café in 1938 by the accomplished artist Alfredo Ramos Martinez. They were almost destroyed along with the restaurant after it closed. Their long road to preservation, including removal, restoration in Los Angeles, and the architectural planning and installation at the Coronado Library will be highlighted with many slides by Esquevin. The long career of Ramos Martinez will also be presented.

Esquevin served as the Coronado Library director for 30 years. He was involved in planning the library expansion and remodel project including planning for the restoration and installation of the El Dia del Mercado mural and the acquisition of the Canasta de Flores mural.

Please join us at 9:45 a.m. for coffee and conversation with your neighbors; the program will begin at 10 a.m. Esquevin will speak for about 45 minutes followed by time for questions. A tour of the murals will follow for those interested.

You can attend the Zoom meeting remotely if desired. Meeting ID# 870 5830 8826. Password 818954.

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