The First Coloring Book Featuring Artists from the Latino Cultural Arts Center's Collection

It's here, the first coloring book featuring Colorado artists within the LCAC Collection, who will be a part of our upcoming exhibition with History Colorado called Hecho en Colorado. This art activity book is FREE and is intended for students, families, and art lovers to create together or in solitude. During a time of uncertainty, art can provide a mental relief for those who are managing stress and anxiety. Click here to download the Hecho en Colorado Coloring Book. For those with no acces to a computer or printer you can save the photos down below. Submissions from our artists are still rolling, so we will keep you updated on Facebook. We would like to see how much fun you are having, s

Women of Chiapas are Weaving for Justice

​​Pictured above are the three Co-founders of Weaving for Justice: Pancha, Margarita and Lucia, along with the women and children of the Tsobol Antzetik weaving co-op, photographer Carol Vanier. Last year, Weaving for Justice connected Hijos del Sol to Tsobol Antzetik (Women United), a textile weaving co-op made up of Tsotsil-speaking Maya women in Chiapas, México. As a non-profit organization run by volunteers, they work in solidarity with weaving cooperatives by providing support so these women can continue living on their ancestral lands and to preserve their language and traditions. The official meeting house for the Tsobol Antzetik. Maya women have been weavers for as long as their peop

Welcome Joyce Sanchez to the LCAC Team

The Latino Cultural Art Center of Colorado (LCAC) welcomes Joyce Sanchez, who joins our team as Programs Coordinator, where she is supporting the development of our programs. Joyce Sanchez began her career more than 20 years ago predominantly in the Denver Metro area. As a native of Southwest Colorado, her passion for serving the community runs deep. She worked diligently for several years directing a mentoring programming for underserved youth, families and communities of color in various neighborhoods. One of those neighborhoods included the Sun Valley, where she developed various community partnerships to promote healthy educational, emotional, and personal development. She has worked ext

You Are Unstoppable with Rocio Peréz

Rocío Peréz has delivered hundreds of inspiring and life-changing leadership trainings, keynotes and presentations to people around the world. Her new book “Unstoppable: The 7 Steps to Becoming a More Intentional Leader” guides readers through a strategic easy step-by-step process to enhance their leadership skills. This book is promised to take individuals from where they are, to where they want to be. The book inspires and motivates individuals to deliver their very best by transforming them from the inside out. It’s an international bestseller and can be purchased at our retail gallery, Hijos del Sol, during our Celebrando a la Mujer, Saturday, March 14, from 11am-4pm. 15% of sales will b

Cementing the Contributions of Chicana Muralist Carlota EspinoZa

EspinoZa grew up in Fraser among 14 siblings and parents that worked as lumberjacks. During early childhood, Carlota’s artistic talent was nurtured by her mother, stepfather and members of their church. At 10 years old, the Holy Ghost Youth Center encouraged her talent by commissioning one of EspinoZa’s earliest recorded murals The Sisters of Hope and the Poor (fig. 1), and funded her schooling to the Civic Center Art School. Later, she was awarded scholarships and studied new techniques at the Rocky Mountain College of Art, and University of Colorado, Boulder. This kind of community support led EspinoZa to emerge as a pioneer muralist throughout El Movimiento, a civil rights movement that e

Hecho en Colorado with San Luis Valley Artist Carlos Sandoval

Carlos Sandoval, La del Valle, Acrylic, 2020, Abarca Family Collection, Colorado. Carlos Sandoval is a Colorado native from the town of San Luis who has made a lifelong quest to enrich the world with the beauty of the San Luis Valley. Carlos’ family name, Sandoval, has withstood 10 generations of colonial encounters after migrating from the historic New Mexican Villages of Chimayo and Abiquiu. From an early age, this deep connection with his ancestral roots in Colorado is what attracted him to create. Sandoval’s work is a continuous celebration that pays homage and respect to Native Peoples’ way of life, culture and tradition. His style is unmistakably authentic, modern and American. Sandov

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