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LCAC Partners with Curious Theatre

In Development: Refuge by Andrew Rosendorf Join Curious Theatre and LCAC for an in-development workshop reading of Refuge. This highly collaborative project brings together artists to fuse two languages, puppets, and music into a highly theatrical event. The play chronicles the harrowing journey one young Honduran girl takes as she crosses the US border into the inhospitable, barren land of Texas, tackling the immigration crisis on the border with a beautiful unique lens. Únase a Curious y LCAC para las lecturas de Refuge en el taller de desarrollo. Este proyecto altamente colaborativo reúne a artistas para fusionar dos idiomas, títeres y música en un evento altamente teatral. La obra narra

Welcome Alfredo Reyes, LCAC's New Director of Programs

Letter from Director of Programs Dear LCAC community, It is an honor and a privilege to be able to introduce myself as the new Director of Programs for the Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado. I was born on the west side of Denver to a Mexican immigrant family, where I went through the public-school system. After graduating from South High, I attended Colorado College where I majored in political science and Spanish literature. Before joining the LCAC team, I was a Ph.D. student in Santa Cruz, California in the education department. Prior to that, in 2014, I used my master’s project at CU Boulder to work with Adrianna to develop the concept plan of what would become the LCAC. After takin

LCAC's Partner GDLab Brings Guadalajara Artists to Denver

LCAC partners with talented dancers, artists, and musicians under GDLab – a dance platform in Guadalajara, Mexico. Their two dance companies Hikuri Danza and Arte Escena Crisol produce medium and large stage productions, international dance and electronic media festivals, and develop academic programs that benefit both artistic communities and youth. Hikuri Danza & Arte Escena Crisol specialize on fusing performing and visual arts that celebrate ancient traditional dance while including contemporary styles. The dancers, musicians, actors, scenic creators, choreographers, playwrights and managers are committed to building socially impactful content that sparks change within their communities.

Chican@ Murals of Colorado Project Led by Dr. Lucha Martinez de Luna

The mission of the Chicana/o Murals of Colorado Project (CMCP) is to protect, promote, and preserve the ongoing legacy of Chicana/o murals within the state of Colorado. The project is designed to be a grassroots community effort to preserve this key component of Colorado’s visual heritage in response to the threats presented by the murals’ increasing age, as well as the on-going urban development and gentrification in neighborhoods and cities tied to the history of Colorado’s Chicana/o population. The Colorado Chicano/a Mural Project offers opportunities for collaboration between artists, archivists, activists, and members of the Chicana/o community, as well as the broader population. In add

Fashion as Resistance with Qarla Quispe

(Interview has been edited for clarity and content.) Qarla Quispe is among the young artists in Lima, Peru working to reclaim indigenous roots by placing Quechua traditions at the center of contemporary, urban identity. She designs polleras, the full gathered skirts of the highlands, for women to wear in celebration of their Quechuan Identity. Her work is as much about cultural expression as it is about education & self-empowerment. Qarla Quispe was among the Latin Fashion Designers at Colorado’s first Latin Fashion Week. Her skirts are now part of the LCAC collection courtesy of The Abarca Family Collection. “How am I going to understand my country if my education doesn’t allow me to?” – Qa

Molding A Creative Sustainable Life with Josiah Lee Lopez

Josiah Lee Lopez from Denver has been making art for the past 26 years. He is recognized for his dynamic stencil work both in gallery spaces and outdoors. His work consists of graffiti, illustration, and painting drawn from popular culture. Lopez has developed a personal archive of 10,000 images from magazines, books, and the web. Each of his works require multiple stencils pieced together for a final composition. These are typically depictions of historical figures and events significant to his personal and collective Latino identity. Take a stroll up Santa Fe Drive between 9th and 10th to see one of Josiah’s most iconic murals – The Blue Ladies. This block of work is considered his domain

Artists Seeking Art Conferences

An artist's voice is very important within these networks. We encourage you to attend one every year. Maybe have a booth, sign-up for a portfolio review, or explore the country and see who is out there. Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Conference Interfest We All Grow Summit Creative Industries Summit In/Visible Talks FotoFest Biennial Women Sound Off Living Walls Americans for the Arts Grant Makers Annual Conference of the College Art Association Is there a conference that you are needing to share? Let us know !

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