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La Ultima Parada mourns the loss of fallen warrior and culture bearer, Rick Moreno, who passed August 25, 2023 after an aggressive bout with cancer. San Jose artist, Rick Moreno was well known for his prolific public art on the East Side. Rick’s many talents encompassed multiple genres: dancer, musician, visual artist, muralist, painter, sculptor and visionary. His art was utilized to transform spaces for many San Jose organizations in their celebrations, from charity fundraisers to festive occasions. His creativity will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, dear Rick.
Update 9.22.23 . . . Please mark your calendars for Rick’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1pm at the San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S 11th St, San Jose, CA 95112. The event will include artistic offerings from Rick’s Artist friends and will feature a sale and silent auction of over 100 pieces of original work by Rick Moreno.
We are calling upon our community to donate to Rick Moreno’s GoFundMe to give him the proper send off . Your donations will go directly to his family toward his celebration and final end of life expenses. No donation is too small and we have quite a ways to go to cover expenses. Please share with your circles. If you have already donated, THANK YOU, and please consider donating again.
La Ultima Parada is pulling together our Production Team for the Celebration Program and is calling on ARTIST friends of Rick’s that would like to contribute a performance piece on March 2, 2024. We expect the afternoon to include light refreshment, musical and dance tributes, as well as, spoken word and spiritual offerings. If you have something to share, kindly complete this form to get on our LUP Mainstage Coordinator’s radar: Artists for Rick’s Celebration.