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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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La Chamba, a groundbreaking Comic Book for all

For anyone who knows Ricardo “Naco” Gonzalez, they know that he can’t sit still without doodling while having a conversation. That’s how you know he’s paying attention. With a pen in hand, he’ll draw on napkins, receipts, scraps of paper. I’ve seen him use cheap water colors to paint the Joker’s face on a paper …

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EXPO Collective celebrará el quinto Festival de Arte Quetzal en el área de West Lawn en Chicago

CHICAGO – Para celebrar el quinto aniversario de su Festival de Arte Quetzal, EXPO Collective colaborará con Latino Organization of the Southwest y con Chicago Area Project para destacar las artes visuales mediante talleres, exhibiciones y vendedores. El Festival de Arte Quetzal se celebrará el próximo 22 de junio de 2019 desde las 12 del …

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EXPO Collective hosts 4th Annual Quetzal Art Fest in Brighton Park

In collaboration with SGA Youth & Family Services, ElevArte Community Studio This summer marks the fourth annual Quetzal Art Fest, created by EXPO Collective, an artist accelerator building community through art, and the second year in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The fest will be located in the SGA Youth & Family Services parking lot, on …

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Augmented Reality in the Visual Arts

When I first heard about augmented reality, it was to find more Twitter followers who were near me. I downloaded the app, held up my phone and though it looked like you were taking a picture, in the sense that you could see the real world through your phone, there were overlays that showed who was nearby. …

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The Wait Is Over– Purchase Your Piece Today!

On Friday, Nov. 18, we hosted a celebration in honor the Chicago Cubs finally winning a World Series. It only took over 100 years! The event took place at the Capital One Cafe, 21 E. Chestnut St., where we provided music (that mixed in the commentator’s announcing winning plays), Lou Malnati’s pizza and refreshments for …

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