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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

Comments Off on Artist in Residence Spotlight: Alma Lopez: Perseverance

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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