The rhythmic beats of looping breaks pound loudly through the small stereo speakers inside the Pros Arts’ studio workplace at Dvorak Park in Pilsen. It’s noon, the peak of the summer day heat, yet the four youth sitting around a table are seemingly unmoved by the warmth and humidity that permeates through the room.
Painter, architect and culturally-savvy artist Sam Kirk talks to Gozamos about the role community plays in the creation of her artwork, her upcoming projects and more. To her, “It’s the value of the art more than it is about the price.”
Latino Progresando’s variety of programs and services aid and empower Chicago’s immigrant communities
With the impeding sale of Radio Arte’s broadcasting license and its headquarters, what will happen to the accessibility of youth art programs in Pilsen and what will happen to the future of the community?
Encompassing the themes of loyalty and fraternity, Felipe Cazales’ new film Chicogrande displays a variable portrait of the notorious Pancho Villa and the violent war that became known as the Mexican Revolution.
Tackling issues of sexuality, globalization, the afterlife and supernatural entities, Astral attempts to captivate the mysterious world of shamanism and its trancelike rituals through its artistic and colorful visuals.
By Lucia Anaya on April 5, 2011
It’s been over 500 years since Francisco Pizarro stepped onto Peruvian land and stripped the Inca’s from their gold, but as Stephanie Boyd’s documentary film The Devil Operation (Operación Diablo) demonstrates, the conquistadors never really left, they just took on a different form.
It was a cold Chicago night but that didn’t stop Lourdes Hernandez of Russian Red from properly kicking off RatioNation’s Mundial de Musica Festival.
For 30 years, Pros Arts Studio, a pro-artists and pro-community non-profit organization, has existed in the Pilsen neighborhood. Its array of after school programs, in-school activities and community celebrations has fostered youth interests and talents creating a community and cultural space for the neighborhood.
A sit-down interview with painter Ricardo Gonzalez in the quaint and cozy Café Mestizo brings about dialogue on the art community, his paintings and his culture.
By Lucia Anaya on February 1, 2011
New exhibits open at the National Museum of Mexican Art
Thrifters rage! There’s a new shop in town and no, it’s not on the north side. It’s REX Recycled Fashion at 939 W. 18th St.