Archive for the ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Category

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In:Artist in Residence, Behind-the-Scenes, Chicano Art, Special Edition 2014

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The Artist Gaspar Enriquez grew up in the projects of El Paso, Texas, in El Segundo Barrio where Latino artists were few and far between. Fortunately for Gaspar, an artist, Mel Casas, lived next door and taught at his elementary school. Gaspar would catch rides to school from the artist/teacher, and on occasion, Mel Casas would

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In:Artist in Residence, Behind-the-Scenes, Chicana Art, Special Edition 2014

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The Artist Alma Lopez is a Mexican-born Chicana: she was born in Mexico and raised in the United States. Her family moved from Los Mochis, Mexico to Los Angeles when she was young, and they would make frequent trips back to Mexico. Like many Latinos, Lopez’s childhood traversed the US/Mexico border and exposed her to

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In:Artist in Residence, Austin, Behind-the-Scenes, Serigraphy

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Beili Liu Beili Liu recalls her childhood world growing up in Jilin, China as an entire reality that was vast and three-dimensional. She was always passionate about drawing and writing, and saw the practice and skill of these creative outlets as satisfying and pleasurable. As an adult, after spending some time in a design-oriented, two-dimensional

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In:Artist in Residence, Austin, Behind-the-Scenes, Serie XX, Serigraphy, Silkscreening

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The Man I started painting 20 years ago and will paint until my dying day – Phillips Brian Phillips was born an Ohio Buckeye in Greenville, Ohio. In 1995 he moved to Indianapolis where he lived for 15 years before moving to his current residence in Austin, TX. Phillips was always drawing as a child,

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Oscar Magallanes was born in Duarte, CA and was raised a few miles away in the Azusa Barrio. Growing up in this area, Magallanes became heavily influenced by the cultural and social elements of his upbringing. Despite his limited interaction with art, save for a few public art pieces around the neighborhood, Magallanes always knew

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It turns out November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. But many of us who grew up in the Latino culture weren’t hip to PB&J sandwiches – quesadillas or fideo were a more likely lunch time snack. Peanut butter is popular in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada – but did you know it’s

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Sunday night (September 23, 2012) I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a special artist’s reception for the Estampas de la Raza exhibit at the McNay in San Antonio. It was an amazing show, along with Vincent Valdez’ America’s Finest. I felt so lucky to be there. I got to chat with some of the artists

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