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Calaveras y Rosas: Creating from the Heart

Ángela Miranda-Hernández lives in a home that looks like her art. Bold colors on the wall, pieces of art collected from Mexico hanging on them, a wide open dining room welcoming on a cold day. Up a few stairs, her small bedroom studio has everything she needs to create her jewelry and itself is a …

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Created from the community, for the community.

Meeting with Kira Aguirre is never boring or lackluster. Her welcoming smile and open energy makes anyone comfortable in her presence. I’ve known the artist for a few years as she was a participant in various EXPO Collective exhibitions and was always involved in something artistic in Pilsen. I sat down with her at Pilsen …

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D.I.Y Cultura:  Chicago’s Contemporary Mexican-American Cultural Movement

The Situation Chicago’s contemporary Southside is currently the home of many brown and black communities of color.  Often of lower income and working class backgrounds, these neighborhoods have a large growing number of young people many times referred to as “marginalized” or “at-risk youth.” The many labels attached to our communities often focus on poverty, dysfunction, …

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D.I.Y Cultura:  Chicago's Contemporary Mexican-American Cultural Movement

The Situation Chicago’s contemporary Southside is currently the home of many brown and black communities of color.  Often of lower income and working class backgrounds, these neighborhoods have a large growing number of young people many times referred to as “marginalized” or “at-risk youth.” The many labels attached to our communities often focus on poverty, dysfunction, …

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